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Centennial, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Centennial is the 10th largest city in Colorado with a population of 104,824 as of July 1, 2016. Centennial ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Centennial is located at latitude 39.5906 and longitude -104.8691 in Arapahoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Centennial (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Arapahoe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,833 feet.

The City of Centennial (GNIS ID: 2409422) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Centennial is located within Southwest Arapahoe Division of Arapahoe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Centennial population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Centennial, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 104,824
Population in Households 103,881
Population in Familes 89,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 943
Population Density1 3,627
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 38,915
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 28,899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,036 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,473 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,442 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,121 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $343,102
Average Home Value $373,199


Median Household Income $93,488
Average Household Income $117,901
Per Capita Income $44,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 1.19%
Households 0.61% 1.09%
Families 0.48% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Centennial, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centennial to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 23 95th
Diversity Index2 # 211 54th
Median Household Income # 61 87th
Per Capita Income # 74 84th

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