Littleton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,912 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 87.89% 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 (18.49%), sales jobs (11.02%), and teaching (8.96%).
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.
Littleton 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, Littleton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Littleton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Littleton, the average commute to work is 31.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Littleton is a pretty powerful place. 58.84% 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 $47,973, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,892 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 English, Italian, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Littleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Spanish.