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. 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 $99,479.00.
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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (17.18%), sales jobs (11.21%), and office and administrative support (10.68%).
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: 9.10% 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.
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.
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 36.71 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Lithia is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.27% 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 2010 was $39,044, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,176 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 16.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lithia include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lithia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.