Lithia is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 30,889 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lithia is the 104th largest community in Florida. Lithia has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lithia, where the median household income is $105,272.00.
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 86.11% 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 (15.95%), office and administrative support (10.84%), and sales jobs (10.77%).
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: 12.71% 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 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.
One downside of living in Lithia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.43 minutes every day commuting to work.
Lithia is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.94% of adults in Lithia have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Lithia in 2018 was $41,373, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,492 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 13.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lithia include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lithia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.