Lithia is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 22,825 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 $99,134.00.
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 85.87% 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 (18.52%), sales jobs (11.24%), and office and administrative support (10.86%).
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: 7.94% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lithia really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lithia perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Lithia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.50 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, 47.93% 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 $37,145, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,580 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 12.64% 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 Langs. of India.