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 $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.
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. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Lithia is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Lithia, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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 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.