Centennial, Colorado

(303) 797-6888
5210 E. Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO 80122

We are grateful to serve families of the deceased with cremation in Centennial, Colorado.

Centennial could be called a new city. It doesn’t have quite the history that most of the surrounding cities do. But even with its more recent establishment, it has still found its way into USA Today and Money Magazine’s rankings.


Centennial, Colorado was formed from pieces of unincorporated, census-designated places in Arapahoe County on February 7, 2001. The vote to form the city took place on September 12, 2000, and the name Centennial was chosen at this time, as Colorado was added to the Union on the centennial year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 77% of voters were for the incorporation, based on the promise to keep city taxes at 1%. Today, the sales tax rate is 2.5%, so a little bit of an increase.

There is still a slight confusion in the mail system because of the recent incorporation of Centennial. Because the city is where pieces of Aurora, Littleton, and Englewood ZIP codes were, envelopes are often addressed to these cities instead of to Centennial.

Centennial Today

Today, the population of Centennial is 110,250. The city has also been named the 15th-safest city in the country and listed among the “Best Places to Live” in the country” by Money Magazine and USA Today.

Life and Living

Birth Rates

In 2017, in Colorado, there were 66,581 live births. Cesarean sections, also known as C-sections, accounted for 26.5% of these live births. Preterm births, or early births, counted for 8.8%. Colorado’s infant mortality rate was 4.5%, which was lower than the national average.

Death Rates

The three top leading causes of death in Colorado in 2017 are cancer, heart disease, accidents. Cancer caused 7,829 deaths that year, heart disease caused 7,060, and accidents caused 3,037. The fourth and fifth leading causes are chronic lower respiratory diseases (2,604) and stroke (1,988). Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, and the flu or pneumonia round out the top ten causes of death in the state of Colorado.

Mortality Data

As in all places, there are violent deaths as well. In 2017, 1,015 or 17.6% of deaths were caused by a drug overdose. 779 or 13.4% of deaths were caused by a firearm. 261 or 3.2% of deaths were attributed to homicide.


There are two hospitals in Centennial:

  • Kaiser Permanente–Arapahoe Medical Offices
  • Centennial Medical Plaza

Primary Education

Centennial is mostly within the territory of Littleton Public Schools and Cherry Creek Public Schools, though there are also a few public schools.

  • 26 Elementary Schools
  • 8 Middle Schools
  • 8 High Schools


The top employers in the city are:

  • Comcast
  • United Healthcare
  • OppenheimerFunds
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • S&P Global
  • Arrow Electronics
  • United Launch Alliance
  • Nordstrom Bank
  • Zillow Group
  • SEAKR Engineering


Centennial is home to the Centennial Airport, which is the primary public use airport for the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area.

Centennial in Pop Culture

Some well-known figures from Centennial are:

  • Melissa Benoist
  • Missy Franklin
  • Madisen Beaty
  • Kevin Gausman
  • Amy Barczuk
  • Ken Tribbett

Things to Do

Centennial has many fun things for a guest or local to do to spend the time:

  • You can visit the first IKEA in Colorado, which is the second-largest IKEA in the U.S.
  • You can shop along the Centennial Promenade
  • You can dine and shop at the Streets at SouthGlenn
  • You’re never far from nature in Colorado

A Great Place

The Cremation Society of Colorado is proud to serve the areas of Centennial, Denver, and the surrounding to help you in this time of loss.

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