Little Elm is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 38,341 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Little Elm is the 108th largest community in Texas. Little Elm 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 Little Elm, where the median household income is $82,563.00.
Little Elm real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Little Elm house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Little Elm is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Little Elm is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Little Elm who work in office and administrative support (16.40%), management occupations (13.21%), and sales jobs (11.68%).
Also of interest is that Little Elm has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Little Elm 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, Little Elm really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Little Elm 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 Little Elm is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Little Elm, the average commute to work is 36.00 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Little Elm citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.91% of adults in Little Elm have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Little Elm in 2010 was $29,472, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,888 for a family of four. However, Little Elm contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Little Elm is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Little Elm home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Little Elm residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Little Elm also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Little Elm include English, Irish, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Little Elm is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.