Littleton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,121 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Littleton is the 181st largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Littleton 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 Massachusetts.
Littleton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Littleton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Littleton who work in management occupations (19.75%), sales jobs (9.74%), and office and administrative support (7.92%).
Also of interest is that Littleton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Littleton has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.16% 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, Littleton 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, Littleton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Littleton 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 Littleton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.20 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Littleton, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Littleton is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Littleton. 54.86% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Littleton in 2018 was $53,107, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $212,428 for a family of four.
The people who call Littleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Littleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Littleton include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Littleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Other Asian languages.