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Centennial, Colorado - Basic Facts

Centennial is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Centennial.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Arapahoe County at latitude 39.5792 and longitude -104.8769. Arapahoe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,833 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Centennial (see map) encompass a land area of 28.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

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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, 2014 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 # 22 95th
Diversity Index2 # 217 53rd
Median Household Income # 61 87th
Per Capita Income # 71 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.


Centennial, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 102,216
Population in Households 101,218
Population in Familes 87,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 998
Population Density1 3,559
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 38,293
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 28,442
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 39,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,871 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,422 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,276 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $345,756
Average Home Value $385,115


Median Household Income $89,839
Average Household Income $114,016
Per Capita Income $43,246
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 1.03%
Households 0.53% 1.1%
Families 0.32% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.23%
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.

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