Centennial, CO

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Population

108,448

0.543% growth

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$100,770

4.51% growth

Poverty Rate

4.3%


Number of Employees

57,539

1.27% growth

Median Property Value

$367,000

8.16% growth

About

In 2017, Centennial, CO had a population of 108k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $100,770. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Centennial, CO grew from 107,862 to 108,448, a 0.543% increase and its median household income grew from $96,422 to $100,770, a 4.51% increase.

The population of Centennial, CO is 81% White Alone, 8.29% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.95% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Centennial, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Centennial, CO are National American University-Centennial (35 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Centennial, CO is $367,000, and the homeownership rate is 81.9%. Most people in Centennial, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Centennial, CO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Centennial, CO employs 57.5k people. The largest industries in Centennial, CO are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,196 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,516 people), and Retail Trade (5,781 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,398), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($110,167), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,656).

Median household income in Centennial, CO is $100,770. Males in Centennial, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Centennial, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,770

2017 value

± $2,197

4.51%

1 Year Growth

± 3.42%

Households in Centennial, CO have a median annual income of $100,770, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $96,422 in 2016, which represents a 4.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Centennial, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 56.36

  2. Census Tract 864

  3. Census Tract 56.29

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Centennial, CO was Census Tract 56.36 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 864 and Census Tract 56.29, with respective values of $162,500 and $157,500.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Centennial, CO (4.6k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,783 ± 450

  2. Hispanic

    538 ± 202

  3. Asian

    387 ± 162

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Centennial, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

57.5k

2017 Value

± 1,387

1.27%

1 Year growth

± 3.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Centennial, CO grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 56.8k employees to 57.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Centennial, CO, are Management Occupations (8,538 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,319 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,478 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Centennial, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Centennial, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (8,538 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,319 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,478 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Centennial, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.31 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.78 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Centennial, CO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($88,292), Management Occupations ($88,045), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($86,775).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.5k

2017 Value

± 1,387

1.27%

1 Year growth

± 3.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Centennial, CO grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 56.8k employees to 57.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Centennial, CO, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,196 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,516 people), and Retail Trade (5,781 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Centennial, CO, though some of these residents may live in Centennial, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Centennial, CO, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,196 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,516 people), and Retail Trade (5,781 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Centennial, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.37 times higher than expected), Information (2.31 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Centennial, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,398), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($110,167), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,656).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.2% of the population of Centennial, CO has health coverage, with 63.9% on employee plans, 5.9% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Centennial, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Centennial, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,243 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1,238 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.75%

Uninsured

63.9%

Employer Coverage

5.9%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Centennial, CO declined by 15.5% from 5.62% to 4.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Centennial, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Centennial, CO is home to a population of 108k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Centennial, CO residents were born outside of the country (9.85k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Centennial, CO is composed of 87.8k White Alone residents (81%), 8.99k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.29%), 5.36k Asian Alone residents (4.95%), 2.86k Two or More Races residents (2.64%), 2.77k Black or African American Alone residents (2.55%), 268 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.247%), 256 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.236%), and 140 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.129%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Centennial, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Centennial, CO was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Centennial, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Centennial, CO residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    9.85k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Centennial, CO residents (9.85k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Centennial, CO was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Centennial, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Centennial, CO was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87.8k ± 1.14k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.99k ± 976

  3. Asian Alone

    5.36k ± 525

In 2017, there were 9.77 times more White Alone residents (87.8k people) in Centennial, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.99k Hispanic or Latino and 5.36k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Centennial, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Centennial, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Centennial, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Centennial, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,466 ± 259

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,155 ± 196

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,056 ± 215

Centennial, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Centennial, CO awarded 35 degrees. The student population of Centennial, CO is skewed towards women, with 30 male students and 121 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Centennial, CO are White (23 and 65.7%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 17.1%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 8.57%), and Two or More Races (2 and 5.71%).

The largest universities in Centennial, CO by number of degrees awarded are National American University-Centennial (35 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Centennial, CO are General Business Administration & Management (8 and 22.9%), Health Care Administration & Management (4 and 11.4%), and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (4 and 11.4%).

The median tuition costs in Centennial, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Centennial, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 5 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Centennial, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

35 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Centennial, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was National American University-Centennial with 35 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8

Degrees Awarded to Men

27

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 8 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Centennial, CO, which is 0.296 times less than the 27 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Centennial, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    23 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Centennial, CO were to White students. These 23 degrees mean that there were 3.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Centennial, CO was $367,000 in 2017, which is 1.69 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $339,300 to $367,000, a 8.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Centennial, CO is 81.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Centennial, CO have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Centennial, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$100,770

Median Household Income

± $2,197

39.5k

Number of Households

± 1,082

In 2017, the median household income of the 39.5k households in Centennial, CO grew to $100,770 from the previous year's value of $96,422.

The following chart displays the households in Centennial, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$367,000

2017 Median

± $4,203

$339,300

2016 Median

± $3,307

In 2017, the median property value in Centennial, CO grew to to $367,000 from the previous year's value of $339,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Centennial, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Centennial, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Centennial, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Centennial, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

81.9%

2017 Homeownership

81.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.9% of the housing units in Centennial, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Centennial, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Centennial, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Centennial, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Centennial, CO have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Centennial, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.7%

  3. Carpooled

    5.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Centennial, CO was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (10.7%) and those who Carpooled (5.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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