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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Centennial is a suburb of Denver with a population of 109,505. Centennial is in Arapahoe County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Centennial offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Centennial there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Centennial and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Centennial are highly rated.
About Centennial...
Population
109,505

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$398,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,679
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Centennial Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    112
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    240
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,337.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Centennial

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,974
National
$55,322
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Centennial is a very diverse and beautiful place to live in. After constantly moving from city to city, we finally found a place we get to call home for a long time. My family came from a Hispanic background and moved to Colorado in 2000. We have been around neighborhoods of violence and they knew if we went to an environment with safe and welcoming people it would increase the chance of us being able to have a higher chance of being successful because we felt like environment defines character. The schools nearby have good athletics and are diverse with excellent staff and multiple houses ranging from a variety of price tags. It is definitely a place to consider when moving to colorado.
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Growing up and living in Centennial has been a wonderful experience. Throughout my life I have lived here and attended Littleton Public Schools, and now I work for the district of LPS (Littleton Public Schools). Not only are the schools exceptional, but the area has a wonderful community that supports each other. Centennial is truly a place where a family can make a great start as can any individual. From the Rocky Mountains to the plains, it's a place of beauty that can't be described in one word; it is simply a place where anyone can call it home.
Centennial is a safe and vibrant suburb. It is close to the city and on the way to scenic views! Great shipping, plenty of places to eat, and a plethora of community activities including concerts, markets, classes, swimming, and team sporting events.