Lithia is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 22,264 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lithia is the 129th largest community in Florida. Lithia has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lithia, where the median household income is $99,134.00.
Housing costs in Lithia are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Also of interest is that Lithia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Lithia is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lithia a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lithia has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lithia’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Lithia is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lithia, the average commute to work is 36.50 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lithia use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lithia‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Lithia ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lithia, 47.93% have at least a bachelor’s degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Lithia in 2010 was $37,145, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,580 for a family of four. However, Lithia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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