Lithia is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 22,264 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 $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.
The overall crime rate in Lithia is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One downside of living in Lithia is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lithia, the average commute to work is 35.88 minutes, which is quite a bit 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, 45.66% 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 $35,317, 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.