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  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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Centerville is a suburb of Dayton with a population of 23,821. Centerville is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Centerville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Centerville there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Centerville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Centerville are highly rated.
About Centerville...
Population
23,821

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Centerville 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
    37.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,019.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Centerville

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,221
National
$55,322
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Centerville is such a safe, fun, and beautiful environment to live in. It is very safe because we have many police departments to help with everyone’s needs. They are always ready to help save someone without a doubt. Centerville is also very fun and unique because we have Main Street, which has a lot of shopping and food. When you first arrive into Centerville you feel like you have arrived at home which is always nice. Centerville is also kept very clean and it is not considered a dirty place. I guarantee if you are looking for somewhere to live where your kids can grow up with a safe childhood, Centerville is the place for you.
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Centerville is a great place for families. It is a little town but it has a lot of places around it to explore and eat. The schools are great and offer many opportunities for their students. It does have high taxes but it is worth it to live here. The taxes are for the schools and the many public libraries. If you decide to live in Washington Township you will have the same facilities as Centerville, they share and fund them together. This also goes for the schools. In all Centerville is a great place to live, it is safe and has a great school system.
This city was very nice to live in! Safe is how I felt when I drove around here, and very friendly people. There are a lot of stores in different parts of the city, and it felt very open.