Centreville, VA
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Living in Centreville


Centreville is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 74,797 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Centreville is the 15th largest community in Virginia.

Centreville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Centreville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Centreville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Centreville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centreville who work in management occupations (13.04%), computer science and math (11.35%), and sales jobs (10.43%).

Also of interest is that Centreville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Centreville, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Centreville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Centreville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Centreville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Centreville, the average commute to work is 33.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Centreville is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Centreville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Centreville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Centreville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.21% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Centreville in 2018 was $47,009, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,036 for a family of four.

Centreville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Centreville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centreville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Centreville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Centreville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Centreville's cultural character, accounting for 34.90% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Centreville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.