The name reflects Colorado's admission to the Union as the 38th state in 1876, the centennial year of the United States Declaration of Independence. The state of Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State". With a population of 110,831 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Centennial is the tenth largest community in Colorado. Housing costs in Centennial are among some of the highest in the nation and the public schools in Centennial are highly rated. The award-winning Littleton Public Schools and Cherry Creek School District are the top school districts in the state and serve the residents of Centennial. USA Today and Money Magazine recently ranked Centennial among the "Best Places to Live" in America Living in Centennial offer residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Centennial, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Centennial and residents tend to lean conservative. As one of the safest cities in Colorado, Centennial has something for everyone, offering open-space, distinctive recreational activities, and advanced business opportunities.
There are 21.87 miles from Centennial to Denver International Airport (DEN) in northeast direction and 31 miles (49.89 kilometers) by car, following the Peña Boulevard route.
Centennial and DEN Airport are 37 minutes far apart
The city also has its own public use airport owned by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority in the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area.
RTD light rail which has eight rail lines and services 53 stations along Denver’s Southeast, Southwest, West and East rail corridors.
E-470, I-25, and highways 88 and 83, also known as Arapahoe Rd. and Parker Rd., all run through various parts of Centennial giving commuters easy access to the surrounding communities of Denver, Parker, Aurora, Englewood, and Highlands Ranch.
58,000 jobs are based in the city, including high-income positions in industries like aerospace and technology.
Centennial has an unemployment rate of 5.8%. The US average is 6.0%.
Centennial has seen the job market increase by 2.8% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 42.5%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.
The top 10 employers in Centennial are: