Littleton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 47,734 people and 56 constituent neighborhoods, Littleton is the 20th largest community in Colorado.
Housing costs in Littleton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
Littleton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Littleton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Littleton who work in sales jobs (13.64%), management occupations (13.54%), and office and administrative support (12.30%).
Also of interest is that Littleton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.56% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Littleton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Littleton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Littleton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.27% of adults in Littleton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Littleton in 2010 was $40,088, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,352 for a family of four. However, Littleton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Littleton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Littleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Littleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Littleton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Littleton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Littleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.