Littleton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 46,333 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.56% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Littleton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Littleton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Littleton, 46.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Littleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.