Littleton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,227 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Littleton is the 189th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Littleton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Littleton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Littleton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Littleton who work in management occupations (19.10%), sales jobs (10.58%), and teaching (8.26%).
Also of interest is that Littleton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.28% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Littleton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Littleton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Littleton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Littleton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Littleton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.58 minutes every day commuting to work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Littleton. 55.97% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Littleton in 2018 was $55,083, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $220,332 for a family of four.
The people who call Littleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Littleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Littleton include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Littleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Other Asian languages.