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Littleton, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Littleton had a population of 45,068 as of July 1, 2017. Littleton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Littleton is located at latitude 39.5904 and longitude -105.0201 in Arapahoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Littleton (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.74 sq. miles and a water area of 1.13 sq. miles. Arapahoe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,351 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Littleton are located in Arapahoe County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Jefferson County, and Douglas County.

The City of Littleton (GNIS ID: 2410845) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Littleton is located within Southwest Arapahoe Division of Arapahoe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Littleton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Littleton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 45,068
Daytime Population: Workers 31,202
Daytime Population: Residents 21,252
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,454
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 44,710
Population in Familes 33,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 358
Population Density2 3,539
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $64,314
Average Household Income $91,503
Per Capita Income $40,574


Total Housing Units 20,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,535 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,154 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 674 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $339,033
Average Home Value $394,632


Total Households 19,689
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 11,456
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.06% 1.15%
Households 1.01% 1.1%
Families 0.91% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Littleton, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Littleton to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 96th
Population Density # 28 94th
Diversity Index # 190 59th
Median Household Income # 154 67th
Per Capita Income # 99 79th

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