A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,458
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Centennial Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    24
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    206
    500
  • Theft
    898
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,422
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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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!
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Centennial is a safe place with plenty of things to do. If you're having trouble finding your activity in centennial, it's not hard to jump on the light rail (public transport) and be in the heart of Denver in a short amount of time. People are friendly, schools are good, and there is plenty of work opportunity. One thing Centennial lacks, is a large amount of diversity. A lot of people think the same way, but at least they have common interests!
Living in Centennial has been a good experience. I have lived here for 46 years. I was born and raised in centennial. I believe that Centennial is family friendly. Neighbors can be described as friendly, willing to help in any situation. I definitely feel safe where I live. It is a neighborhood that neighbors watch out for one another. Centennial is easy to get around and has many different activities for both children and adults. It is only 20 miles outside of Denver. I like the different transit options from bus to light rail. It is very conducive for people as myself who are unable to drive. I enjoy the diversity within the town and neighborhoods. Finally, There appears to be a lot of job opportunities in Centennial. In my belief, Centennial is a nice town to raise children. However the public schools in Centennial could use improvements..