|Incorporated:||March 8, 1890|
|Charter adopted:||July 28, 1959|
|Area:||14 square miles|
|Median household income:||$62,683**
|Earned bachelor degrees:||44.6%|
|Achieved advanced degrees:||12.4 percent|
|Average household size:||2.27**
|Elevation at the Littleton Courthouse steps:||5,389 feet above sea level|
|Miles of streets:||Approximately 161|
|Miles of bikeways and trails:||Approximately 35|
**Census Quick Facts
- 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 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.
- Omnibus and Shopping Cart senior transportation
- Community Gardens (Pea Patches)
- Senior Refunds
- Support for community events such as Western Welcome Week, Littleton Twilight Criterium and the Elf Crawl
- Town Hall Arts Center, city-owned but privately operated, provides unique performing arts experiences for all ages
For more information on the demographic trends of Littleton, contact the Economic Development Department at 303-795-3749.