Littleton Demographics

The city of Littleton, Colorado, has a population of 42,044 people. Every square mile of Littleton contains an average of 3,088 residents. The city covers 14 square miles of land with 161 miles of streets and 35 miles of trails and bike paths. The city sits 5,389 feet above sea level. Over 81 percent of the population of Littleton is white, 12 percent are Hispanic, and 2 percent are Asian. Less than 3 percent of the population is black or of mixed race. Nearly 25 percent of residents are of German descent, 20 percent are of mixed or other descent, 16 percent are of Irish descent and 15 percent are of English descent.

Men make up 48.3 percent of the popular and women make up 51.7 percent. Over 28 percent of men and 24 percent of women in Littleton have never been married. More than 56 percent of men and 48 percent of women are currently married while just under 15 percent of men and women are divorced. The number of people under 18 years of age is 21.6 percent of the population while just 15.8 percent are over the age of 65. Over 91 percent of residents over the age of 25 have earned a high school diploma. Just over 41 percent of residents have earned a bachelor degree. Individuals with a graduate degree make up 13 percent of the population.

There are a total of 18,064 households in the city. Each household contains an average of 2.27 people. The median household income is $54,155. The median home value in Littleton is $267,697. This is above the median value for all of Colorado. The unemployment rate in the city is 7.1 percent placing it lower than the rest of the state. The retail industry employs 13 percent of the population. This is followed by the professional and technical services industry at 12 percent. Construction, manufacturing, and food services each employ fewer than 9 percent of the population. Information industry jobs are held by 6 percent of the residents.

Within the most popular employment industries, 7 percent of the population works in a management position. Information technology positions are held by 7 percent of residents. Manufacturing, sales and retail sales are positions that 15 percent of the population holds. The cost of living index for Littleton when compared to averages in the United States is 101.6 meaning that living in the city is marginally more expensive for residents.