Little Elm is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States, and a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is an extended suburb of Dallas. The population was 3,646 at the 2000 census. By the 2010 census, the city total had jumped to 25,898, making Little Elm one of the fastest growing municipalities in Texas since 2000 in terms of percentage. As of 2017 the current estimated population of Little Elm is 46,548.
Little Elm is generally located along the northern and eastern shores of Lewisville Lake at the cross roads of Eldorado Parkway and FM 423 and includes stretches of U.S. Highway 380. Its neighbors include Frisco to the east, The Colony and Hackberry to the south, Prosper, Aubrey, and Providence to the north, and Oak Point, Cross Roads, and Lakewood Village to the west.
Little Elm is located at 33?9?50?N 96?55?49?W (33.163955, -96.930281). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.3 km2), of which 14.6 square miles (37.7 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (10.5 km2), or 21.83%, is water.
Little Elm has more miles of shoreline (66 miles) than any city in DFW. Lakeside amenities off Eldorado Parkway include a cable wake board park, a boat ramp, a massive swim beach, a marina, an amphitheater on the water, and many miles of trail. Other park attractions include the disc golf course at McCord Park on FM 423.
Because Little Elm is rapidly growing and expanding, most of the city is new. These new constructions not only include new parks, government buildings, and businesses, but also include a diverse housing mix of estate residential custom homes, traditional single-family housing, townhouses, duplexes, multi-family, and manufactured homes. Some of the newer subdivisions include Paloma Creek, The Towers by the Park, and Frisco Ranch.
Little Elm’s current estimated population, as of May 1, 2016, is 34,355. Including active subdivisions in the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), that figure exceeds 45,000. Little Elm’s build-out population is anticipated to be over 90,000.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,646 people, 1,210 households, and 965 families residing in the town. The population of Little Elm grew by 610% between 2000 and 2010, ballooning from 3,646 to 25,898, making the city one of the fastest growing in not only the state of Texas but also the United States. According to city-data.com, the 2011 population was 26,011.
As of the census of 2010, there were 25, 898 people. According to the census, 69.3% of the population was white, 14.3% was Black or African American, and 3.5% was Asian. Of the total population, 24% was Hispanic or Latino (of any race).