Centerton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 17,792 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Centerton is the 25th largest community in Arkansas. Much of the housing stock in Centerton was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Centerton economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Centerton, where the median household income is $85,531.00.
Centerton real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Centerton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Centerton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Centerton is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centerton who work in management occupations (16.89%), business and financial occupations (14.09%), and sales jobs (9.87%).
Also of interest is that Centerton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Centerton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.07% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Centerton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Centerton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Centerton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Centerton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Centerton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.49% of adults in Centerton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Centerton in 2018 was $39,178, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,712 for a family of four. However, Centerton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Centerton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Centerton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centerton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Centerton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Centerton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.