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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lithia, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lithia, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lithia’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lithia does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.
A relatively large number of people in Lithia telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Lithia is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
If knowledge is power, Lithia is a pretty powerful place. 54.84% of the adults in Lithia 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 Lithia in 2010 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.