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Overview

Introduction to Littleton, Colorado

Littleton, Colorado, in Arapahoe county, is 7 miles SE of Lakewood, Colorado and 8 miles S of Denver, Colorado. The city is considered part of the Denver metropolitan area.

Littleton History

Prehistoric men once inhabited this area. Their settlements date back to about 7,000 B.C. A prehistoric site of early hunters was discovered at Lamb Springs, two miles southwest of Littleton, by Charles Lamb in 1960. The Spanish military expedition of Pedro de Villasur to this area took place in 1720. From 1770 to 1800, Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes of Native Americans migrated to this region. Fur trappers and traders frequented the area in the early and mid 19th century. The community was named after one of the early settlers, Richard Sullivan Little. The local economy shifted from agriculture to manufacturing during World War II. Plants grown here were used for the production of pneumatics, munitions and aerospace products.

Littleton and nearby Attractions

  • Littleton Historical Museum
  • Alpha Omega Amusements
  • Broadway Estates Shopping Center
  • Chatfield Golf Course
  • Centennial Racetrack
  • Brookridge Park

Things To Do In Littleton

For those interested in the regional history and culture, a visit to the Littleton Historical Museum may prove interesting. The city of Littleton also offers a range of recreational facilities, including a race track and a golf course. In addition, the city hosts the Colorado Irish Festival and the Denver Art Affair every July.

Littleton Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Buckley AFB Airport.

Littleton Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the Arapahoe Community College. One can also enroll at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School or the Red Rocks Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,072
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+23,895
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.3%
Median Earnings25+$43,907
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,990
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,384

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,180
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone35.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,066
Median House Value$314,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.9%
Irish14.9%
English13.3%
Italian5.8%
Swedish3.8%
French Except Basque3.8%
Polish3.7%
Norwegian3.2%
Scottish3%
Dutch2.3%
Czech1.3%
Welsh1.1%
Russian1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Arab0.8%
African0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Ethiopian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Greek0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Moroccan0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
German0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Littleton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Douglas County
Standard Zip Codes80120, 80128, 80122, 80125, 80127, 80126, 80129, 80130, 80123, 80121, 80124
P.O. Box Zip Codes80160, 80162, 80161, 80163
Company Zip Codes80165, 80166
Phone Area Codes303, 720
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.59
Approximate Longitude-105.01

Littleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHERRY CREEK DAM
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 45 F
Apr Temp31 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 90 F
Oct Temp34 to 68 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
StationKASSLER
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp14 to 46 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp58 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 67 F
Annual Precip18 inches
StationSTRONTIA SPRINGS DAM
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 42 F
Apr Temp28 to 60 F
Jul Temp51 to 85 F
Oct Temp29 to 66 F
Annual Precip21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bow Mar1,047$206,750
Columbine Valley1,190$166,667
Englewood32,523$58,843
Greenwood Village15,208$161,279
Lakewood149,793$73,708
Sheridan5,965$47,045

Littleton Public Libraries

Littleton/bemis Public Library
6014 S. DATURA ST.
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 795-3961

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Littleton Hospitals

Highlands Behavioral Health System
(Proprietary)
8565 S Poplar Way
(720) 348-2800
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Littleton
1001 West Mineral Avenue
(303) 334-1100
Centura Health-littleton Adventist Hospital
(Non-profit)
7700 S Broadway
(303) 730-8900

Littleton Public Schools

East Elementary School
5933 South Fairfield Street
ZIP: 80120
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Euclid Middle School
777 West Euclid Avenue
ZIP: 80120
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Heritage High School
1401 West Geddes Avenue
ZIP: 80120
High
Total Enrollment 1670
Littleton Academy
1200 West Mineral Avenue
ZIP: 80120
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Littleton Prep Charter School
5301 S. Bannock St.
ZIP: 80120
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Moody Elementary School
6390 South Windermere Street
ZIP: 80120
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Runyon Elementary School
7455 South Elati Street
ZIP: 80120
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Village At North
1907 West Powers Avenue
ZIP: 80120
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Field Elementary School
5402 South Sherman Way
ZIP: 80121
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Littleton High School
199 East Littleton Blvd
ZIP: 80121
High
Total Enrollment 1356
John Wesley Powell Middle School
8000 South Corona Way
ZIP: 80122
Middle
Total Enrollment 931
Blue Heron Elementary School
5987 West Dorado Drive
ZIP: 80123
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Centennial Academy Of Fine Arts Education
3306 West Berry Avenue
ZIP: 80123
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Colorow Elementary School
6317 South Estes Street
ZIP: 80123
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Columbine High School
6201 South Pierce Street
ZIP: 80123
High
Total Enrollment 1690
Deer Creek Middle School
9201 West Columbine Drive
ZIP: 80123
Middle
Total Enrollment 630
Goddard Middle School
3800 West Berry Avenue
ZIP: 80123
Middle
Total Enrollment 714
Governor's Ranch Elementary School
5354 South Field Street
ZIP: 80123
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Ken Caryl Middle School
6509 West Ken Caryl Avenue
ZIP: 80123
Middle
Total Enrollment 652
Leawood Elementary School
6155 West Leawood Drive
ZIP: 80123
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Montessori Peaks Charter Academy
9904 West Capri Avenue
ZIP: 80123
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Wilder Elementary School
4300 West Ponds Circle
ZIP: 80123
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Acres Green Elementary School
13524 North Acres Green Drive
ZIP: 80124
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Rocky Heights Middle School
11033 Monarch Boulevard
ZIP: 80124
Middle
Total Enrollment 1464
Wildcat Mountain Elementary School
6585 Lionshead Parkway
ZIP: 80124
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Roxborough Elementary School
8000 Village Circle West
ZIP: 80125
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Roxborough Intermediate
7370 Village Circle East
ZIP: 80125
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Bradford Intermediate School
2 Woodruff
ZIP: 80127
Middle
Total Enrollment 330
Bradford Primary School
1 White Oak Drive
ZIP: 80127
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Chatfield High School
7227 South Simms Street
ZIP: 80127
High
Total Enrollment 1863
Collegiate Academy Of Colorado
8420 South Sangre De Cristo Rd
ZIP: 80127
Other
Total Enrollment 397
Dakota Ridge Senior High School
13399 West Coal Mine Avenue
ZIP: 80127
High
Total Enrollment 1540
Mount Carbon Elementary School
12776 West Cross Avenue
ZIP: 80127
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Peiffer Elementary School
4997 South Miller Way
ZIP: 80127
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Powderhorn Elementary School
12109 West Coal Mine Avenue
ZIP: 80127
Primary
Total Enrollment 649
Shaffer Elementary School
7961 S Sangre De Cristo Road
ZIP: 80127
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Summit Ridge Middle School
11809 West Coal Mine Road
ZIP: 80127
Middle
Total Enrollment 792
Ute Meadows Elementary School
11050 West Meadows Drive
ZIP: 80127
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Westridge Elementary School
10785 West Alamo Place
ZIP: 80127
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Columbine Hills Elementary School
6005 West Canyon Avenue
ZIP: 80128
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Coronado Elementary School
7922 South Carr
ZIP: 80128
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Dutch Creek Elementary School
7304 West Roxbury Place
ZIP: 80128
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Falcon Bluffs Middle School
8449 South Garrison Street
ZIP: 80128
Middle
Total Enrollment 613
Mortensen Elementary School
8006 South Iris
ZIP: 80128
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Normandy Elementary School
6750 South Kendall Boulevard
ZIP: 80128
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Stony Creek Elementary School
7203 South Everett
ZIP: 80128
Primary
Total Enrollment 500

Littleton Private Schools

Mackintosh Academy
7018 S Prince St
ZIP: 80120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
Primrose School Of Littleton
7991 Southpark Way
ZIP: 80120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Mary's Of Littleton
6833 S Prince St
ZIP: 80120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 422
Rock Solid High School
6570b S Broadway
ZIP: 80121
Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Havern School
4000 S Wadsworth Blvd
ZIP: 80123
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 88
Montessori School At Ken Caryl
9719 W Coal Mine Ave # A
ZIP: 80123
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
St James Preschool
3601 W Belleview Ave
ZIP: 80123
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Willows/arapaho Hills
5301 S Lowell Blvd
ZIP: 80123
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Primrose School At Shadow Canyon
4105 Siskin Ave
ZIP: 80126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Abiding Hope Preschool
6337 S Robb Way
ZIP: 80127
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Foothills Christian Preschool & Kindergarten
6100 S Devinney Way
ZIP: 80127
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
God's Fingerprints & Hope Christian Academy
11455 W Belleview Ave
ZIP: 80127
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
Hosanna Early Learning Center
10304 W Belleview Ave
ZIP: 80127
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Jordan Alexander's Preschool
10670 Bradford Rd
ZIP: 80127
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Primrose School Of Ken Caryl
6060 S Devinney Way
ZIP: 80127
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Truth Christian Academy
7077 S Simms St
ZIP: 80127
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Columbine Montessori
6653 W Chatfield Ave
ZIP: 80128
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Front Range Christian School
6657 W Ottawa Ave A17
ZIP: 80128
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 351
Little People's Landing
8305 S Wadsworth Blvd
ZIP: 80128
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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