Lithia is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 23,328 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 $107,534.00.
Lithia home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Lithia real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lithia is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.33% 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 (16.97%), sales jobs (11.46%), and office and administrative support (10.32%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.34% 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.
Because of many things, Lithia is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lithia a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lithia has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lithia’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Lithia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lithia, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lithia is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.84% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lithia in 2018 was $42,293, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,172 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 Asian. Lithia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.97% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lithia include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lithia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.