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Welcome to Littleton ...

The city of Littleton is primarily located in Arapahoe County<1> and is the County Seat for Arapahoe County. A portion of Littleton extends into Jefferson County and Douglas County.

The location of Littleton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Littleton has a population of 45,616 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Littleton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated March 13, 1890.

Littleton is 5,410 feet [1,649 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Littleton is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Littleton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Littleton: (303) & (720)<5>

The ZIP codes for Littleton: 80120-80128, 80160-80163, 80165-80166<6>

Websites for Littleton ...

Official Website: www.littletongov.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Littleton had an population of 45,616 people. This is an increase of 9.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Littleton had a population of 41,737 people (or 7.3% of the total population of Arapahoe County). This makes Littleton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Littleton represents 0.83% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 41,737 people, the population of Littleton increased 3.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 40,340 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Littleton.

Communities Also Named Littleton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Littleton - they are located in Alabama (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Littleton.

Communities near Littleton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Littleton.

  • Denver [Denver County]
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    • Denver [Denver County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Littleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 735,538 people
    • Former names for Denver:
    • Auraina
    • Denver City
    • Montana City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<8>
  • Aurora [Arapahoe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Arapahoe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Littleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 387,377 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<8>
  • Lakewood [Jefferson County]
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    • Lakewood [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Littleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<8>
  • Arvada [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arvada
    • Arvada [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Littleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,936 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arvada
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arvada<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westminster [Adams County]
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      • Westminster [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<8>
    • Centennial [Arapahoe County]
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      • Centennial [Arapahoe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<8>
    • Castle Rock [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
      • Castle Rock [Douglas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Rock<8>
    • Parker [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
      • Parker [Douglas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parker<8>
    • Wheat Ridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheat Ridge
      • Wheat Ridge [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheat Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheat Ridge<8>
    • Golden [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Littleton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Littleton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Littleton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Littleton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Littleton. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Littleton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Littleton ...

Looking for more information about Littleton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Littleton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Littleton.

Adding Littleton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Littleton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Littleton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Littleton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Colorado (1947).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Littleton on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Littleton

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About Arapahoe County

About Colorado

The official website for Littleton: www.littletongov.org/

The official website for Arapahoe County: www.co.arapahoe.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Arapahoe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Littleton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Littleton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Littleton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Littleton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Littleton includes: 80120, 80121, 80122, 80123, 80124, 80125, 80126, 80127, 80160, 80161, 80162, 80165 & 80166.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Littleton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Littleton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LittletonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Littleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5912, Longitude: -105.0192       In this case, the coordinates for Littleton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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