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Centennial, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Centennial had a population of 107,705 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Centennial, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 107,705
Daytime Population: Workers 67,248
Daytime Population: Residents 48,973
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 116,221
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 106,781
Population in Familes 92,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 924
Population Density2 3,727
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $98,347
Average Household Income $125,126
Per Capita Income $47,209


Total Housing Units 40,669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,355 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,804 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 510 ( 1.3%)
Median Home Value $345,539
Average Home Value $380,103


Total Households 40,159
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 29,713
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.98% 1.11%
Households 0.96% 1.05%
Families 0.8% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 2017 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 # 11 98th
Population Density # 22 95th
Diversity Index # 213 53rd
Median Household Income # 60 87th
Per Capita Income # 71 85th

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