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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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 36.50 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, 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.