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Littleton Facts

  • Littleton has a council/manager form of government with seven council members, three serving at-large and four representing legislative districts.
  • The mayor is popularly elected by Littleton voters. The mayor pro tem is elected by city council. Each serve 4-year terms.
  • The city manager, city attorney and municipal judges are appointed by council.
  • The city manager is the chief administrative officer presiding over 11 departments.
  • The Public Works department maintains over 160 miles of streets, snow removal, traffic control, engineering, inspection and plan review, beautification, and sewer and storm drainage utilities.
  • The Littleton Main Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
  • The nationally accredited Littleton Museum features living history interpreters and is one of several museums in Colorado that is a Smithsonian Affiliate.
  • The Bemis Public Library attracts over 300,000 visitors each year and is known throughout Colorado for its innovative and extensive programming for all ages.
  • Littleton's 878-acre South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center is one of the largest suburban parks in the U.S.
  • RTD's Southwest Light Rail has two stops in Littleton: downtown, and at Mineral Avenue and Santa Fe.
  • Littleton's Economic Development Department offers numerous services including demographics, business research, start-up information, custom mapping, marketing assistance and focus groups. The majority of services are free to any Littleton business.
  • South Metro Housing Options provides single family homes and apartments for people in need of assistance, and maintains the following senior living facilities: Amity Plaza, Bradley House, Geneva Village and the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center for frail elderly.

Special Programs in Littleton

For more information on the demographic trends of Littleton, contact the Economic Development Department at 303-795-3749.