Colorado Recruiting Zone - Centennial


Centennial Highlights

  • Incorporated in 2001
  • Centennial is the site of Colorado's first IKEA location
  • 90% of Centennial residents rate the quality of life there as excellent or good


  • Population: 103,000
  • Median Age: 37.2
  • Land Area: 28.24 square miles
  • County: Arapahoe

Environmental Attractions

  • Open spaces are usually accompanied by recreational trails, including the Dry Creek Dam, DeKovend Park, and the Highline Canal
  • Home to a beautiful 18-hole golf course and a newly built state-of-the-art recreation center

Fun Facts

  • The International Headquarters for Gamma Phi Beta sorority are located in Centennial. Gamma Phi Beta was the first women's organization to use the term “sorority.”

Arts & Culture

  • A redevelopment of the former Southglenn mall, The Streets at SouthGlenn is an urban lifestyle destination that builds on its neighborhood character to create a community with shopping, dining, living and working experiences.

Major Employers

  • Oppenheimer Funds
  • Comcast
  • Citi
  • United Launch Alliance
  • US Foodservice
  • Shaw Group

Economic Development

  • With close proximity to the Southeast Light Rail Corridor, Denver Tech Center, Inverness, Meridian and Centennial Airport, the City of Centennial has a wide-range of available sites and buildings suitable for employers, large and small, seeking to locate or expand in the south metro region.
  • The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector has had employment growth in Centennial at twice the state average rate during the period 2004 to 2007 (1,600 jobs added). Additionally, Educational Services and Construction have created jobs well ahead of the state average (1,000 and 900 jobs respectfully) during the period from 2004 to 2007.