Centennial 86 Exceptional
Centennial Livability #8 ranked city in Colorado#833 ranked city in the USARanks better than 97% of areas
A+ Centennial Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Centennial Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than Colorado
12525% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Centennial cost of living
A- Centennial Crime Total crime is 42% lower than Colorado
Total crime
1,89419% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5319% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Centennial crime
B+ Centennial Employment Household income is 54% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$96,42274% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$43,44746% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Centennial employment
C Centennial Housing Home value is 28% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$339,30084% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,45854% higher than the US average
Home ownership
82%28% higher than the US average
Centennial real estate or Centennial rentals
A+ Centennial Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
Centennial K-12 schools
A+ Centennial User Ratings There are a total of 18 ratings in Centennial
Overall user rating
86% 18 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
89% 17 total surveys
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      Living in Centennial, CO

      Located in the state of Colorado, Centennial is a moderately-sized city with a population of 107,862 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,647 people per square mile, Centennial is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Centennial residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 84% of the population considered married and 59% with kids under the age of 18, Centennial could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Centennial, Colorado could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like crime, weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Centennial and in the areas around Centennial is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 74/100, Centennial is ranked #5,677 in the United States and #38 in Colorado. Based on the grades for each individual category, Centennial has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Centennial. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Centennial has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Centennial is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Centennial come in at $339,300, which is 28.2% higher than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Centennial, the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 16.7% lower than the Colorado average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Centennial will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Centennial, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10%.

      Centennial transportation information

      Average one way commute26min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.6%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.6%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home10.0%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Centennial, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).