The city’s name reflects Colorado’s nickname of the “Centennial State”. 

One of Colorado's newest cities, Centennial was incorporated in February 2001. It boasts over 100,000 residents, making it Colorado's 10th largest city. Centennial is located south of Denver in Arapahoe County and has been recognized as one of the best places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine and USA Today. It is also consistently rated one of the safest cities in Colorado whose residents enjoy a high quality of life with excellent schools, a wide variety of recreational opportunities, and great neighborhoods. The city’s name reflects Colorado’s nickname of the “Centennial State”.

The Centennial Airport is the closest non-commercial airport to downtown Denver and is the third busiest non-commercial carrier airport in the country. The airport is not named after the city, as it predates the city by over 30 years.

Many of its parks and open spaces are accompanied by recreational trails, including Dry Creek Dam, DeKoevend Park, the High line Canal Trail, Willow Creek Trail, as well as Big Dry Creek and Little Dry Creek Trails.

The Streets at SouthGlenn offers an upscale and unique shopping, dining, and urban neighborhood in a beautiful open-air setting. You’ll find department and chain clothing stores like Macy’s, H&M, and Old Navy alongside designer boutiques like Apricot Lane and Aspen Blu. Restaurants and sidewalk cafes offer everything from burgers and barbeque to bistros and bakeries, and you can also eat in plus grocery shop at Whole Foods or Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar.

Centennial was also chosen as the site of the first IKEA store in Colorado, it is the second-largest IKEA store in the United States.

Favorite restaurants:

ViewHouse Centennial

Nonna’s Italian Bistro

Eddie Merlot’s

Snooze, an AM Eatery

Popular Neighborhoods:


Willow Creek

Cherry Knolls


Saddle Rock


Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park

Centennial Center Park

Piney Creek Hollow Park

Fox Hill Park

Overview for Centennial, CO

107,972 people live in Centennial, where the median age is 41.4 and the average individual income is $55,068. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Centennial, CO

Centennial has 40,344 households, with an average household size of 2.63. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Centennial do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 107,972 people call Centennial home. The population density is 3,632.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

50.41 / 49.59%

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Around Centennial, CO

There's plenty to do around Centennial, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alibaba Restaurant & Hookah Lounge, Tortas Y Tacos Mollo Y Rifle, and Fly Green Disc Golf.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.52 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.23 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.05 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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