Colorado Recruiting Zone - Littleton

Littleton Highlights

  • Incorporated in 1890
  • The Littleton Main Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
  • 27% of Littleton residents have earned college degrees


  • Population: 41,519
  • Median Age: 39
  • Land Area: 13.83 square miles
  • Counties: Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson


Environmental Attractions

  • Littleton’s beautiful 659 acre South Platte Park is one of the largest suburban parks in the U.S.
  • 35 miles of bike paths and trails

Fun Facts

  • Littleton is named after Richard Sullivan Little, one of the first settlers of the area and an engineer who helped build the Rough and Ready Flour Mill in 1867.

Arts & Culture

  • The nationally accredited Littleton Museum features living history interpreters and attracts 100,000 visitors each year. It is the only museum in Colorado that is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Major Employers

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Echostar

Economic Development

  • The Business/Industry Affairs Department of the City of Littleton is responsible for an internationally recognized program called “Economic Gardening,” which provides high-end, corporate level tools for any Littleton business.
  • The City of Littleton has an Enterprise Zone which offers tax credits and other incentives to businesses located in the area.
  • Littleton is served by the Light Rail system, which connects Littleton by electric train to Denver.