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Littleton

  •   State: 
    Colorado
      County: 
    Arapahoe County
      City: 
    Littleton
      County FIPS: 
    08005
      Coordinates: 
    39°35′59″N 105°0′39″W
      Area total: 
    13.75 sq mi (35.63 km²)
      Area land: 
    12.62 sq mi (32.69 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.13 sq mi (2.93 km²)
      Elevation: 
    5,351 ft (1,631 m)
      Established: 
    1862; Settled 1862; Incorporated March 13, 1890
  •   Latitude: 
    39,6132
      Longitude: 
    -105,016
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
      Timezone: 
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 
    80120
    80121
    80122
    80160
    80161
    80165
      GMAP: 

    Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States

  •   Population: 
    45,652
      Population density: 
    3,320.15 residents per square mile of area (1,281.92/km²)
      Household income: 
    $55,561
      Households: 
    18,131
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.90%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.35%
      Income taxes: 
    4.63%

Littleton is a home rule municipality city located in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties, Colorado, United States. The city population was 45,652 at the 2020 United States Census, ranking as the 20th most populous municipality in the State of Colorado. Littleton became widely known in 1999 when the Columbine High School massacre occurred, where two of the school's students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher, injured 23 others and then killed themselves. The school is actually located in adjacent Columbine, an unincorporated community, which is not a place name accepted by the U.S. Postal Service. As a suburb of Denver, Littleton is part of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. It shares a border with Denver and Englewood on the north, Greenwood Village on the northeast, Centennial on the east, Highlands Ranch on the south, Columbine and Columbine Valley on the west, and Bow Mar on the northwest. As of the 2010 census, the city had 41,37 people, 18,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,215 square miles (1,241 square km), with 19,176 housing units at an average of 1,497 square mile (578 square km) The racial makeup of the city was 89.0% White, 2.2% Asian, 1.4% African American, 08% Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races and 2.6% from two more.

History

Littleton is the primary city name, but also Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Columbine Vly, Denver, Lakewood are acceptable city names or spellings, Grants Ranch on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. Littleton was founded in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. By 1890, the community had grown to 245 people and the residents voted to incorporate the Town of Littleton. Littleton grew significantly throughout the 1950s and 1960s due to its proximity to Martin Marietta facilities, which produced the Titan rocket and other aerospace products.Littleton became widely known in 1999 when the Columbine High School massacre occurred, where two of the school's students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. The school is actually located in adjacent Columbine, an unincorporated community, which is not a place name accepted by the U.S. Postal Service; by default, locations in ZIP code 80123 use Littleton in their mailing addresses. Columbine high school is in the Jefferson County school system and is not one of the Littleton Public Schools. The city is twinned with Bega, Australia in 1961 as one the earliest sister cities. It is located on the Colorado-Arkansas border and is located in the western part of Jefferson County. It has a population of about 2,000 people, making it the second-largest city in Jefferson County, after Littleton, Colorado. The town is home to the University of Colorado, which has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students. It also has a chapter of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which was established in 1858. It was the first college in the state to admit women.

Geography

Littleton is located at 39°3559N 105°039W (39.599691, 105.010929) at an elevation of 5,351 feet (1,631 m) Located in central Colorado at the junction of U.S. Route 85 and Colorado State Highway 470, the city is 9 miles (14 km) south of downtown Denver and 55 miles (89 km) north of Colorado Springs. Littleton lies on the South Platte River in the Colorado Piedmont region of the Great Plains a few miles east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains. As a suburb of Denver, Littleton is part of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. It shares a border with Denver and Englewood on the north, Greenwood Village on the northeast, Centennial on the east, Highlands Ranch on the south, Columbine and Columbine Valley on the west, and Bow Mar on the northwest. The city is on the same house numbering grid, including its downtown, as the major city, in this case, Denver. According to the United States Census Bureau, the City has a total area of 13.87 square miles (35.9 km²) of which 12.98 squaremile (33.6 km²), (6.4%) is water. It is located in the Denver metropolitan area, which also includes Aurora and Centennial, as well as Centennial and Greenwood Village. It has a population of 3,816.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, there were 41,737 people, 18,312 households, and 10,724 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 89.0% White, 2.2% Asian, 1.4% African American, 0.8% American Indian, 3.9% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 12.4%. The city's per capita income was $33,889. The median income for a household in theCity was $54,512, and the median income. for a family was $74,744. The city has a population density of 3,215.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,241.5/km²). There were 19,176 housing units at an average density of 1,497.2 per squaremile (578.1/ km²) The city is located on the U.S. Turnpike, which runs through the center of the town. It is the only major highway through the city, and is the main route for the city's central business district. It also has a major airport, which serves as a gateway to the rest of the state. It has one of the lowest homicide rates in the state, with only one person per 1,000 square miles (1.4 per cent of the total population) per year. The average household size is 2.25, with the average family size being 2.93.

Economy

As of 2013, 66.8% of the population over the age of 16 was in the labor force. The three industries employing the largest percentages of the working civilian labor force were: educational services, health care, and social assistance. The cost of living in Littleton is average; compared to a U.S. average of 100, the cost ofLiving index for the community is 101.8. The median home value in the city was $269,000, the median selected monthly owner cost was $1,668 for housing units with a mortgage and $470 for those without, and the median gross rent was $902. The average household income in the town of Littleton was $60,000. The city's median household income was $58,000 in 2013. The town's average household incomes were $59,400 in 2013 and $62,500 in 2014. The population of the city is 3,816. The unemployment rate is 5.5%. The average income is $50,000 for the city's residents and $52,500 for those who live elsewhere in the state. The percentage of people who are unemployed is 0.1%. The city’s unemployment rate in 2013 was 6.2%. The national average for the same time period was 5.4%. The U.N. estimates the unemployment rate for 2013 was 4.7%. It is the highest rate in the United States. The national unemployment rate has been in the low to mid-teens for the past decade.

Government

Littleton is a home-rule municipality with a council-manager form of government. The city council makes policy for the city and approves the annual city budget. Littleton lies mostly within Colorado's 6th U.S. Congressional District. For the purposes of representation in the Colorado General Assembly, the city is located in the 26th and 30th districts of the Colorado Senate. The place name Littleton was assigned to eleven ZIP codes which cover a vast area west, east, and south of the city much larger than the city itself. This area includes the following unincorporated communities:Acres Green, Colorado.Carriage Club, Colorado (since incorporated as a neighborhood of Lone Tree)Columbine, Colorado, Heritage Hills, Colorado and Highlands Ranch, Colorado all have ZIP codes with Littleton as the preferred place name for use in mailing addresses. The Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood, also located in this ZIP code, is neither in Littleton nor Engle Wood, but in uninc incorporated Jefferson County. The extreme southwest portion of Denver, the Marston neighborhood, is also in a ZIP code (80123), though Denver is also acceptable. In 2021, Littleton voters elected the first popularly-elected mayor, Kyle Schlachter, to a four-year term. In 2012, changes made to Colorado's congressional districts in 2012 put the extreme southwestern portion of theCity into Colorado's 1st congressional district. For a full list of Littleton's ZIP codes, click here.

Education

The Colorado Center for the Blind is a skills training program for blind teenagers and adults operated by the National Federation of the Blind. Littleton is home to the Colorado State College of Pharmacy and the Denver Seminary. The Colorado State University of the Arts is located in Littleton. The University of Colorado at Boulder is also located in the town. The city's public schools are located in Jefferson and Larimer counties. The Littleton Public School District was established in 1894. The town's first public school was opened in 1875. It was named Littleton High School in 1881. It is now known as the Littleton School District, which was founded in 1883. The district's name is derived from Littleton, Colorado, a town in the state's eastern part. It has been the site of the Colorado state college of the Pharmacy since 1881, when it opened its doors to the blind. The school's name was changed to Littleton State College in 1884. It later became the Colorado College of the Medicine, which opened in 1888. The state's public high schools were founded in 1896, and it is now called the Colorado School of Science and Technology. The first public high school was built in 1891, and was named after the town's founder, John L. L. "Lucky" Litchfield. In 1894, the town was named the Colorado High School of the Science and Mathematics. It became the first high school to open its doors in 1892.

Infrastructure

Since July 2000, Littleton has been served by the Regional Transportation District's light rail system. Littleton is home to the Littleton High School football team. The school's football team is coached by Heather Falk and Ella Richards. The football team has won two state championships and one national championship. The team has also won one state championship in its history. The town has a population of 2,000. The high school has a football team that has won three state titles and one gold medal. It also has a baseball team that won the national championship in 2010. The High School has a track and field team that competes in the state championships. The baseball team also won the state title in 2010 and 2011. The Littleton high school football team won the district championship in 2007 and 2008. The district has won one regional championship in the past and two state titles in the last three years. It has also been runner-up in the national championships in 2008 and 2009. The city has been the site of the U.S. Open tennis championships in the 1990s and 2010 and the World Series of Nations in the 2000s. The village has been home to a number of high school sports teams, including the University of North Carolina at Littleton and North Carolina- Greensboro. It is also the home of the North Carolina State University football team, which won two national titles in 2000 and 2010. In 2010, the town won a state championship for the first time in the history of the sport.

Culture

Western Welcome Week started in the late 1920s, and has been held every year since. Western Welcome Week includes over 40 events benefiting dozens of local civic and charitable organizations. Candlelight Walk is a Littleton tradition, featuring an evening of holiday festivities, culminating in the illumination of the trees on Main Street. Twilight Criterium occurs in theLate summer in Historic Downtown Littleton on a 0.8-mile course. The event features famous athletes, concerts, and a cruiser ride for the general public. The Littleton Symphony Orchestra and Voices West (fka Littleton Chorale) provide professional theater to the surrounding metro area. The Depot Art Gallery and Littleton Fine Arts Guild provide the Littleton Museum with a gallery and gallery space. The Town Hall Arts Center, providing professional theater for the surrounding area, provides the Town Hall Art Gallery with an art gallery and a gallery space, as well as a gallery for the public to view the art work of the town's artists. The Hudson Gardens Gardens provide a botanical garden for the greater Littleton area, with a collection of botanical gardens, a butterfly garden, and an arboretum for the local community. The New England Conservatory of Music provides music for the community, with concerts, plays, and other performances.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado = 65.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 87. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Littleton = 5.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 45,652 individuals with a median age of 40.8 age the population grows by 2.10% in Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,320.15 residents per square mile of area (1,281.92/km²). There are average 2.23 people per household in the 18,131 households with an average household income of $55,561 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.90% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.30%. The number of physicians in Littleton per 100,000 population = 257.4.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Littleton = 16.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 65.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 71. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 246. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 15.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 57, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado which are owned by the occupant = 57.31%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $216,120 and home appreciation of -6.44%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.52 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,789 per student. There are 18.8 students for each teacher in the school, 565 students for each Librarian and 483 students for each Counselor. 6.84% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.29% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.67% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Littleton's population in Arapahoe County, Colorado of 3,372 residents in 1900 has increased 13,54-fold to 45,652 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.45% female residents and 48.55% male residents live in Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado.

    As of 2020 in Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado are married and the remaining 44.22% are single population.

  • 27.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Littleton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.24% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.36% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.22% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.14% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, 57.31% are owner-occupied homes, another 35.71% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.98% are vacant.

  • The 55.35% of the population in Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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