Lithia is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 21,844 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lithia is the 129th largest community in Florida. Lithia has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lithia, where the median household income is $96,322.00.
Housing costs in Lithia 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 Florida.
Lithia is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lithia is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lithia who work in management occupations (19.21%), sales jobs (12.46%), and office and administrative support (11.20%).
Also of interest is that Lithia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Lithia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.88 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Lithia are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.66% of adults in Lithia 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 Lithia in 2010 was $35,317, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,268 for a family of four. However, Lithia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lithia is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lithia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lithia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lithia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.99% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lithia include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lithia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.