Littleton, Colorado Population 2021

48,171
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Littleton is a city located in Arapahoe County, Douglas County, and Jefferson County Colorado. It is also the county seat of Arapahoe County. With a 2020 population of 48,171, it is the 20th largest city in Colorado and the 820th largest city in the United States . Littleton is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 15.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,737 in 2010. Littleton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 14 miles, Littleton has a population density of 3,815 people per square mile.

The average household income in Littleton is $106,318 with a poverty rate of 7.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,286 per month, and the median house value is $410,900. The median age in Littleton is 41 years, 39.9 years for males, and 42 years for females.

Littleton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Littletonwas:

  • White: 89.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.84%
  • Asian: 2.72%
  • Other race: 1.90%
  • Black or African American: 1.68%
  • Native American: 0.90%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Littleton, Colorado is 48,171 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 48,065.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 41,737.

Littleton, Colorado Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,15789.93%
Two or More Races1,3632.84%
Asian1,3062.72%
Some Other Race9101.90%
Black or African American8081.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native4330.90%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.03%
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Littleton Population by Race

Littleton Population Pyramid $2021

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Littleton Median Age

41


Total

39.9


Male

42


Female

Littleton Adults

There are 38,861 adults, (8,235 of whom are seniors) in Littleton.

Littleton Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Littleton Sex Ratio

Female

25,007

52.11%

Male

22,982

47.89%

Littleton Population by Age

Littleton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Littleton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female44.3%55.7%
Non Family45.2%54.8%
Male49.6%50.4%
All60.3%39.7%
Married78.3%21.7%

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Littleton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,6112.360.3
Married9,2962.9478.3
Non Family8,4821.3145.2
Female1,7992.9744.3
Male1,0343.5749.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Littleton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5471.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,3743.89%
High School Graduate5,89116.69%
Some College7,04019.95%
Associates Degree2,7327.74%
Bachelors Degree11,18631.69%
Graduate Degree6,52318.48%
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Littleton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Littleton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,44528,71715,784
Hispanic3,6892,683972
Asian930903608
2+ Races698649302
Other Race572461155
Black56042845
Native American26525749

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.38%.

Littleton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,411$55,421$42,320
Less Than 9th Grade$30,308$31,398$23,897
High School Graduate$36,232$41,098$31,179
Some College$37,993$43,940$31,554
Bachelors Degree$58,485$71,114$52,548
Graduate Degree$81,337$100,767$62,310

$49,411

Average Earnings

$55,421

Average Male

$42,320

Average Female

Littleton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Littleton Language by Age

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Littleton Language

89.36% of Littleton residents speak only English, while 10.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.24% of the population.

Littleton Language

Littleton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White37,5742,6797.13%
Hispanic6,5905558.42%
Other89217119.17%
Asian1,29614411.11%
Multiple1,363977.12%
Black800718.88%
Islander1212100.00%

7.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.47%

Male Poverty Rate

8.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Littleton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Littleton is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Littleton is Multiple, with 7.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.99%.

Littleton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.64%
High School10.37%
Some College8.01%
Bachelors or Greater4.64%

Littleton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed17.23%
Male Unemployed10.61%
Female Employed4.43%
Male Employed4.28%

Littleton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Littleton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,015$106,318
Families$100,566$132,652
Married Families$114,201$149,087
Non Families$48,322$65,042
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Income by Household Type

Littleton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Littleton Married by Age and Sex

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Littleton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Littleton Marital Status by Race

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Littleton Marital Status

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2,738

Number of Veterans

2,454

Male Veterans

284

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam891
Second Gulf War533
First Gulf War471
Korea247
World War II148

Littleton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+790
65 to 74626
35 to 54566
55 to 64472
18 to 34284

Littleton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5987.34%
Hispanic1022.34%
2+ Races566.97%
Other Race355.59%
Asian312.81%
Black182.85%

Littleton Veterans by Race

Littleton Veterans by Education

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4.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Littleton Veterans by Education

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69.6%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Littleton Employment by Age

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Littleton Employment by Race

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Littleton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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39.73%

Born in Littleton

92.54%

Native Born

7.46%

Foreign Born

3.66%

Non Citizen

3.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.54% of Littleton residents were born in the United States, with 39.73% having been born in Colorado. 3.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Littleton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202148,171530.11%
202048,118530.11%
201948,065530.11%
201848,0122180.46%
201747,7941,2502.69%
201646,5442470.53%
201546,2971,5703.51%
201444,7273160.71%
201344,4116311.44%
201243,7806901.60%
201143,0901,1752.80%
201041,9151,5750.38%
200040,3406,6551.82%
199033,6855,0541.64%
198028,6312,1650.79%
197026,46612,7966.83%
196013,67010,29215.00%
19503,3781,1784.38%
19402,2001,9005.11%
19003000.00%

Littleton Population by Year