Littleton, CO

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2022 Population
45,531
0.145% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40
0.249% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.62%
2.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$90,273
8.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$552,100
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,877
1.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Littleton, CO had a population of 45.5k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $90,273. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Littleton, CO grew from 45,465 to 45,531, a 0.145% increase and its median household income grew from $82,997 to $90,273, a 8.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Littleton, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.41%), Other (Hispanic) (3.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.04%).

None of the households in Littleton, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Littleton, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Littleton, CO are Arapahoe Community College (1,505 degrees awarded in 2022) and Denver Seminary (164 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Littleton, CO was $552,100, and the homeownership rate was 60.2%.

Most people in Littleton, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Littleton, CO was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: A tower and walkway that jut out from the dam at Chatfield Lake State Park, Colorado.

Population & Diversity

Littleton, CO is home to a population of 45.5k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.58% of Littleton, CO residents were born outside of the country (3k people).

In 2022, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.7k people) in Littleton, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.46k White (Hispanic) and 1.51k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Littleton, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Littleton, CO was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Littleton, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.7k ± 1.06k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.46k ± 523
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 657
12.2%
Hispanic Population
5.58k people

In 2022, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.7k people) in Littleton, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.46k White (Hispanic) and 1.51k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.2% of the people in Littleton, CO are hispanic (5.58k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Littleton, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3k people
6.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.04k people

As of 2022, 6.58% of Littleton, CO residents (3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Littleton, CO was 6.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    690 ± 137
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    466 ± 156
  3. Korea
    347 ± 204

Littleton, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Littleton, CO employs 25.9k people. The largest industries in Littleton, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,438 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,405 people), and Retail Trade (2,306 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($177,031), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($130,391), and Utilities ($105,357).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.9k
2022 Value
± 1,238
1.89%
1 Year growth
± 6.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Littleton, CO grew at a rate of 1.89%, from 25.4k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Littleton, CO, are Management Occupations (3,955 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,434 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,306 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Littleton, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.9k
2022 Value
± 1,238
1.89%
1 Year growth
± 6.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Littleton, CO grew at a rate of 1.89%, from 25.4k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Littleton, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,438 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,405 people), and Retail Trade (2,306 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Littleton, CO, though some of these residents may live in Littleton, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,639
Median earning men ± $5,532
$47,465
Median earning women ± $3,690

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($122,917), Public Administration ($95,536), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($93,538).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,321), Construction ($69,242), and Public Administration ($67,854).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Littleton, CO awarded 1,669 degrees. The student population of Littleton, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,994 male students and 7,516 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Littleton, CO are White (1,051 and 64.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (265 and 16.3%), Unknown (127 and 7.79%), and Asian (66 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Littleton, CO by number of degrees awarded are Arapahoe Community College (1,505 and 90.2%) and Denver Seminary (164 and 9.83%).

The most popular majors in Littleton, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (240 and 14.4%), General Computer & Information Sciences (185 and 11.1%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (169 and 10.1%).

The median tuition cost in Littleton, CO for a public four year colleges is $3,680 for in-state students and $15,102 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 13,510 students enrolled in Littleton, CO, 44.4% men and 55.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,729 records, of which 53.6% were women and 46.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Littleton, CO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 240 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Littleton, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,505 degrees awarded
  2. 164 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arapahoe Community College with 1,505 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 660 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Littleton, CO, which is 0.654 times less than the 1,009 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,051 degrees mean that there were 3.97 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 265 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,680) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Littleton, CO was $552,100 in 2022, which is 1.96 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $471,900 to $552,100, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Littleton, CO is 60.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Littleton, CO have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Littleton, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Littleton, CO is $90,273. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Littleton, CO was Census Tract 56.24 with a value of $132,500, followed by Census Tract 56.33 and Census Tract 56.23, with respective values of $125,766 and $119,871.

Property

$552,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,173
$12,328
Median Property Taxes
±$707

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Littleton, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Littleton, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.2%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.2% of the housing units in Littleton, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 56.24
  2. Census Tract 56.33
  3. Census Tract 56.23

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Littleton, CO was Census Tract 56.24 with a value of $132,500, followed by Census Tract 56.33 and Census Tract 56.23, with respective values of $125,766 and $119,871.

The following map shows all of the places in Littleton, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$90,273
Median Household Income
± $5,618
20.5k
Number of Households
± 1,027

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.5k households in Littleton, CO grew to $90,273 from the previous year's value of $82,997.

The following chart displays the households in Littleton, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Littleton, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.6%)
  3. Carpooled (5.45%)

In 2022, 67.4% of workers in Littleton, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.6%) and those who carpooled to work (5.45%).

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Littleton, CO have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.45% of the workforce in Littleton, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Littleton, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Littleton, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Littleton, CO (3.43k out of 45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Littleton, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Littleton, CO has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.651% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arapahoe County, CO see 1244 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.323% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 912 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 248 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,244 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arapahoe County, CO

Primary care physicians in Arapahoe County, CO see an average of 1,244 patients per year. This represents a 0.323% increase from the previous year (1,240 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arapahoe County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.5% under 18 years, 24.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.51%
Uninsured
54.2%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.651%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Littleton, CO grew by 20.5% from 5.4% to 6.51%.

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