Location and Weather
Littleton is less than 8 miles east of Dakota Ridge and is 11 miles south of Denver in north-central Colorado. The Platte River runs along the city’s edge and much of the original city center was damaged in a 1965 flood of the South Platte River. There are many parks nearby for outdoor recreation including Roxborough State Park, Chatfield State Park, Deer Creek Canyon Park, Robert Clement State Park and South Platte Park & Carson Nature Center. Littleton is a part of the Denver metropolitan area and has the advantage of having the Denver International Airport nearby.
In Littleton the summers are warm and short, and the winters are cold and dry. The high summer temperatures are in the high 80’s with lows in the low 60’s. The winter high temperatures are in the mid-40’s with low temperatures in the low 20’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The Littleton population in 2019 was 48,007 with a growth rate of .41%. The job growth has increased by 2.75% over last year. Ten-year future predicted job growth is 41.63%. The major industries are Retail Trade, Professional, Scientific & Technical Services and Health Care & Social Assistance. The biggest companies to work for include Littleton Public Schools, Specialized Loan Servicing, Stillwater Mining Company, CPI Card Group and Thompson Metals. The cost of living is high due to the Littleton real estate market and high cost of available housing.
With many parks nearby for outdoor recreation, a growing job market and diversified industries, scenic views of the mountains and Platte River, Littleton will continue to attract people to live and work near Denver.
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