Littleton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,241 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Littleton is the 189th 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 87.19% 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 (19.65%), teaching (9.78%), and sales jobs (9.55%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.37% 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 31.45 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.
Despite being a small town, Littleton has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Littleton is a pretty powerful place. 55.88% of the adults in Littleton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Littleton in 2010 was $49,934, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $199,736 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 Other Asian languages and Langs. of India.