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. Much of the housing stock in Lithia was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lithia economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lithia, where the median household income is $96,888.00.
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.
Unlike some towns, Lithia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lithia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lithia is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lithia who work in management occupations (17.82%), sales jobs (13.58%), and office and administrative support (11.15%).
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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lithia is worth considering.
In Lithia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.60 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Lithia ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lithia, 46.04% 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 Lithia in 2010 was $35,287, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,148 for a family of four. However, Lithia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 11.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lithia include German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lithia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.