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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Centennial is a suburb of Denver with a population of 108,448. 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
108,448

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$367,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,554
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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    205.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    897.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 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
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Centennial

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,770
National
$55,322
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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.
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Waving at your neighbors should not be a taboo or strange occurrence. People in Centennial spend an ample of their time walking, jogging, relishing the beautiful Piney Creek trails, and encountering the peaceful presence of the city South of Denver. However, people in the suburbs lack nightlife, a community, and social intercommunications. This community would benefit from a new library and an update to our Trails Recreation Center.
I have grown up in Centennial and I absolutely love it. The schools are fantastic and my neighborhood is great for families with kids of all ages and pets. Centennial is home to everything you would ever need and we're close to fun attractions like Elitch Gardens, the Denver Zoo, the Botanical Garderns and museums. Having lived in other parts of Colorado, I can safely say that Centennial is one of the best places to be. Centennial is amazing!