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Littleton is a city in Douglas County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area. (The community straddles Arapahoe, Jefferson and Douglas counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Richard Sullivan Little, settler

The latitude of Littleton is 39.613N. The longitude is -105.016W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,351 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,599.


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Median household income
Local
$50,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Littleton demographic reports
Littleton is on the South Platte River
During World War II, the local economy shifted from agriculture to manufacturing. Plants here produced pneumatics, munitions and aerospace products
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 60. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Littleton received national attention for Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Colorado Irish Festival - July 14-15, 2007
  • Denver Art Affair - July 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Littleton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Arapahoe Philharmonic
Nearby parks & recreation: Chatfield State Park, Roxborough State Park
Historic sites and museums: Littleton Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Arapahoe Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 80

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Littleton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Denver area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80122 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Littleton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Littleton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Littleton was $28,681, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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40% of Littleton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Littleton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $654.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,301.


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Libraries in Littleton include Ald-Koebel Public Library, Ald-Southglen Public Library, DPLD-Lone Tree Library, Jcpl-Columbine Library, Littleton/Bemis Public Library ... View libraries

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Douglas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Littleton political report.

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Littleton restaurants taking online reservations include California Cafe - Denver, Cuba Libre Bistro and Wine, I.Zen Asian Grill and Sushi Bar, Opus Restaurant, The Mill Steakhouse ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Littleton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Littleton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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