||March 8, 1890
||July 28, 1959
||14 square miles
|Median household income:
|Earned bachelor degrees:
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|Elevation at the Littleton Courthouse steps:
||5,389 feet above sea level
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Source: ESRI 2011
Special Programs in Littleton
Some interesting financial figures
- Littleton has a council/manager form of government with seven council members, three serving at-large and four representing legislative districts.
- The mayor and mayor pro tem are elected by council to two-year terms.
- The city manager, city attorney and municipal judges are appointed by council.
- The city manager is the chief administrative officer presiding over 11 departments.
- The Public Works department maintains 151 miles of streets, snow removal, traffic control, engineering, inspection and plan review, beautification, and sewer and storm drainage utilities.
- The Littleton Main Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
- The nationally accredited Littleton Museum features living history interpreters and is one of several museums in Colorado that is a Smithsonian Affiliate.
- The Bemis Public Library attracts over 300,000 visitors each year and is known throughout Colorado for its innovative and extensive programming for all ages.
- Littleton's 878-acre South Platte Park is one of the largest suburban parks in the U.S.
- RTD's Southwest Light Rail has two stops in Littleton: downtown, and at Mineral Avenue and Santa Fe.
- Littleton has an internationally recognized economic development program which focuses on helping new and established Littleton businesses succeed. The Economic Development Department offers numerous services including demographics, business research, start-up information, custom mapping, marketing assistance and focus groups. The majority of services are free to any City of Littleton business.
- South Metro Housing Options (formerly Littleton Housing Authority) provides single family homes and apartments for people in need of assistance, and maintains the following senior living facilities: Amity Plaza, Bradley House, Geneva Village and the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center for frail elderly.
- Citizen Response and Council Outreach — approximately 700 citizens attended city council's monthly breakfasts and citizen forums in 2005. Since 1992, these events have been well-received by the public, and are a unique opportunity to speak informally with city council and staff, and learn about upcoming and ongoing city projects.
- Littleton's general operating fund revenue for 2008 was $47,426,640. Taxes made up 60 percent of revenues for the general operating fund ($28.4 million), 24 percent from intergovernmental, and the remainder came from licenses and permits, fines, services and miscellaneous.
- About $23.9 million of the tax revenue comes from the three percent tax on retail sales, motor vehicles and the use tax.
- Littleton citizens pay only 6.662 mills in property tax, or an estimated $4.0 million annually. This translates to about $97 per capita per year. The mill levy has not increased since 1991.
For more information on the demographic trends of Littleton, contact the economic development department at 303-795-3749.