Littleton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 48,065 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 85.25% 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 management occupations (13.32%), sales jobs (11.83%), and office and administrative support (11.39%).
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: 9.80% 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Littleton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Littleton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Littleton is a pretty powerful place. 50.18% of the adults in Littleton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Littleton in 2018 was $46,753, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,012 for a family of four. However, Littleton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Littleton is a very 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 13.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Littleton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Littleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.