Littleton (Colorado)

Arapahoe County Jefferson County Douglas County


Littleton [ ˌ lɪtl tən ] is a suburb of Denver, Colorado in the United States. It has a population represented at the time the United States Census 2010 to 41 737; it was thus in the state of 21st place. The administration of the city is organized as a Home Rule Municipality. Littleton is the county seat of Arapahoe County, the city area is partly in Jefferson County and Douglas County.

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Littleton geographical coordinates are 39 ° 36 'N, 105 ° 1' W39.599722222222 - 105.01083333333.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.1 km ², of which 35.0 km ² of land and 1.1 km ² omitted ( = 2.95% ) in water.


Littleton is named in memory of the surveyor and engineer Richard Sullivan Little in 1862, who with his wife Angeline settled there. In 1890, voted the now 245 residents of Littleton for the official founding of the town Littleton. It was then officially founded on 13 March 1890.


The place became famous by the Columbine High School massacre at Columbine High School on 20 April 1999, in which the 17 -year-old Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, the 18- year-old twelve classmates, a teacher and then shot himself. In fact, the school is not in Littleton, but in neighboring Columbine, an unincorporated area in Jefferson County, but which has the same zip code.


At the time of the census of 2000, there were 40,340 people, the city. The population density was 1152 persons per km ². There were 18,084 housing units at an average 516.4 per km ². The population consisted of Littleton's 91.77 % White, 1.16% African American, 0.73 % Native Americans, 1.66 % Asian, 0.06 % Pacific Islander, 2.67 % reported from other races, and 1, 95 % from two or more races. 8.45 % of the population to be Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The residents of Littleton distributed to 17,313 households out of which 28.0% were living in children under 18 years. 47.3 % married couples living together, 9.2 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0 % were non-families. 33.3 % of households were made ​​up of individuals and someone lived in 11.1% of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size is 2.96.

The city population was spread out with 23.3 % under the, 8.2 % 18 -24- year-old, 30.1 % 25 -44- year-old, 24.2% 45-64 year olds and 14.2 % under the age of 65 years or more. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. In the over -18s accounted for 100 women 91.0 males.

The median household income in Littleton was 50 583 U.S. dollars, and the median family income reached the level of 64 671 U.S. dollars. The average income of men was 43.698 U.S. dollars, compared to 33 377 U.S. dollars for women. The per capita income in Littleton was 28 681 U.S. dollars. 6.0% of the population and 3.9 % of families had affected an income below the poverty line, including 7.5 % of minors and 5.1 % of those age 65 or over.



Littleton is located south of Denver west of Interstate 25 and is since July 2000 approached by a commuter train from Denver. Littleton is the crossing point of various highways:

  • U.S. Highway 85
  • Colorado State Highway 75
  • Colorado State Highway 88
  • Colorado State Highway 470


In Littleton there is a blind school and a theological seminary, as well as the tomb of Alferd Packer, one of three ever imprisoned for cannibalism in the United States people. The twin city of Littleton is Bega in Australia.

Neighboring towns

The following places are adjacent to Littleton and have - in some cases even partially - the same ZIP code:

  • Acres Green
  • Bow Mar
  • Carriage Club
  • Centennial
  • Cherry Hills Village
  • Columbine
  • Columbine Valley
  • Greenwood Village
  • Heritage Hills
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Ken Caryl
  • Lakewood
  • Lone Tree
  • Roxborough Park

Sons and daughters of the town