The City of Littleton is a suburb of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area and a Home Rule Municipality in Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, and Douglas County in the state of Colorado. Littleton is the county seat of Arapahoe County, and is relatively small, as the 17th most populous city in the State of Colorado. As of the 2000 census, there were 44,340 people, 17,313 households, and 10,387 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,984.8 people per square mile.
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Located in Littleton is the Colorado Center for the Blind, a skills training program for blind teenagers and adults operated by the National Federation of the Blind. The Denver Theological Seminary is also located in Littleton. Littleton Adventist Hospital, which accepts several health insurance plans, is located within the city limits. Residents of the city – which is on the west side of I-25 – often commute to Denver for work, which affects the rates of Littleton auto insurance.
The housing market – which affects Littleton home insurance – has not grown in recent years. There are approximately 7,000 housing units in the city that carry a mortgage.
Although Littleton became widely known in 1999 when the Columbine High School massacre occurred at nearby Columbine High School, the area has a very low crime rate. The city’s violent crime rate – which dictates Littleton life insurance rates – is lower than the national average, with a total of 30 instances of violent crime being reported in 2006.
The median income for a household in Littleton was $50,583, and the median income for a family was $64,671. Males had a median income of $43,698 in comparison to $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.