|City of Littleton, Colorado|
|— City —|
|Jacques Benedict, architect|
|Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado|
|Counties||Arapahoe County Seat
|Incorporated||March 13, 1890|
|Named for||Richard Little|
|• Type||Council–manager government|
|• Mayor||Debbie Brinkman|
|• Total||13.9 sq mi (36.1 km2)|
|• Land||13.5 sq mi (35 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)|
|Elevation||5,351 ft (1,631 m)|
|• Density||2,902.2/sq mi (1,117.5/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|ZIP codes||80120-80130, 80160-80163 (PO Boxes), 80165, 80166|
|Area code(s)||Both 303 and 720|
|GNIS feature ID||0169446|
|Highways||US 85, SH 75, SH 88, SH 470|
|Website||City of Littleton|
Littleton is a Home Rule Municipality contained in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Littleton is a suburb of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area. Littleton is the county seat of Arapahoe County and the 20th most populous city in the state of Colorado. The population was 41,737 at the 2010 census.
The city of Littleton's history dates back to the 1859 Pike's Peak Gold Rush, which brought not only gold seekers, but merchants and farmers to the community. Richard Sullivan Little was an engineer from New Hampshire that made his way out west to work on irrigation systems. Little quickly fell in love with the area that is present day Littleton and brought his wife Angeline out from the East in 1862. The Littles, along with many neighbors, built the Rough and Ready Flour Mill in 1867, which provided a solid economic base in the community. By 1890, the community had grown to 245 people and the residents voted to incorporate the Town of Littleton.
The Colorado Center for the Blind, a skills training program for blind teenagers and adults operated by the National Federation of the Blind, is located in Littleton. Denver Seminary is in Littleton.
Intelligent Vehicle Safety Technologies' "Desert Tortoise," a competitor in the DARPA Grand Challenge, is based in Littleton.
Littleton became widely known in 1999 when the Columbine High School massacre occurred at nearby Columbine High School, which the news media erroneously reported as being located in the city. The school is actually located in Columbine, an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, yet in a ZIP code associated primarily with Littleton. The school is in the Jefferson County school system, and not one of the Littleton Public Schools.
Littleton is located at .(39.599691, −105.010929)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9 sq mi (36.1 km2), of which, 13.5 sq mi (35.0 km2) of it is land and 0.42 sq mi (1.1 km2) of it (2.95%) is water.
As of the census of 2000 there were 40,340 people; 17,313 households; and 10,387 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,984.8 people per square mile (1,152.0/km²). There were 18,084 housing units at an average density of 1,338.0 per square mile (516.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.77% White, 1.16% African American, 0.73% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.67% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.45% of the population.
There were 17,313 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $50,583, and the median income for a family was $64,671. Males had a median income of $43,698 versus $33,377 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,681. About 3.9% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.
In popular culture 
Littleton is the present home of former San Francisco Giant Dave Dravecky.
Hollywood Heights star Cody Longo lives there.
- Littleton Public Schools
- Jeffco Public Schools
- Arapahoe Community College
- Denver Seminary
- Collegiate Academy of Colorado
Points of interest 
- Hudson Gardens
- Town Hall Arts Center, providing professional theater to the surrounding metro area.
- The Littleton Museum
- The Gravesite of Alferd Packer
Sister cities 
Bega, New South Wales, Australia
Government and infrastructure 
Community events 
Western Welcome Week
Since the late 1920s, Littleton has celebrated Western Welcome Week - an annual community celebration in the greater Littleton area. Western Welcome Week started in the late 1920s, and has been held every year since. Western Welcome Week includes over 40 events benefiting dozens of local civic and charitable organizations. Western Welcome Week
The Candlelight Walk is a Littleton tradition, featuring a magical evening of holiday festivities, culminating in the illumination of the trees on Main Street.
Community Organizations 
Neighboring communities with Littleton ZIP codes 
The place name "Littleton" is assigned to eleven ZIP codes which cover a vast area west, east and south of the city that is much larger than the city itself. Thus the following unincorporated communities have "Littleton addresses":
- Acres Green, Colorado
- Carriage Club, Colorado
- Columbine, Colorado
- Heritage Hills, Colorado
- Highlands Ranch, Colorado
- Ken Caryl, Colorado
- Roxborough Park, Colorado
See also 
- Outline of Colorado
- State of Colorado
- Colorado cities and towns
- Colorado counties
- Colorado metropolitan areas
- Danny Dietz, holder of the Navy Cross, born here
- James M. Hyde, metallurgist, former resident
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