Centennial Ranks #4 in Best Places to Live
It was only a few days ago that the Denver Business Journal reported that Littleton ranked the second best small city in the country.
Now Centennial has been named the 4th best place to live in America, according to a new report that uses data from 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more to determine the best. Fort Collins, Longmont and Arvada were also mentioned in the report, put together by a Delaware-based financial news website.
Centennial, with a population of 107,193, had a:
- Median home value of $328,800;
- Poverty rate of just 4.8 percent (compared to a rate of 12 percent for the state of Colorado);
- 56.3 percent of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or more; and
- 383.4 amenities per 100,000 residents.
“Centennial high schools also yield better results than high schools across the state. Standardized test scores are about 6 percent higher in the area than they are across Colorado,” the report stated.
“Higher educational attainment usually leads to higher incomes, and while only about 30 percent of American adults have a bachelor’s degree, more than half of all adults living in Centennial have a bachelor’s degree,” USA Today reported in the ranking.