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Lakewood, Colorado - Basic Facts

Lakewood is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lakewood.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 39.7047 and longitude -105.0814. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,518 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lakewood (see map) encompass a land area of 42.88 sq. miles and a water area of 1.18 sq. miles.

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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, 2014 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 # 118 74th
Median Household Income # 195 58th
Per Capita Income # 158 66th

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

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Lakewood, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 146,510
Population in Households 144,377
Population in Familes 107,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,133
Population Density1 3,417
Diversity Index2 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 64,015
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 36,941
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 67,468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,541 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,474 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,453 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $273,489
Average Home Value $303,712
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,463
Average Household Income $70,929
Per Capita Income $31,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.58% 0.73%
Households 0.76% 0.85%
Families 0.69% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.17%
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.

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