Lakewood, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakewood, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Lakewood is the 5th largest city in Colorado with a population of 150,695 as of July 1, 2016. Lakewood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakewood is located at latitude 39.6989 and longitude -105.1176 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.87 sq. miles and a water area of 1.18 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,518 feet.

The City of Lakewood (GNIS ID: 2411614) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lakewood is located within Northeast Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakewood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lakewood, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 150,695
Population in Households 148,379
Population in Familes 110,459
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,316
Population Density1 3,515
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 65,281
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 37,917
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68,659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,738 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,543 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,378 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $284,627
Average Home Value $310,620


Median Household Income $57,786
Average Household Income $77,509
Per Capita Income $33,928
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 1.04%
Households 0.83% 1.06%
Families 0.89% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lakewood, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakewood to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 26 95th
Diversity Index2 # 117 75th
Median Household Income # 179 61st
Per Capita Income # 140 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.