Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 81,611 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Lakewood is the 94th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Lakewood are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities, Lakewood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lakewood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lakewood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakewood who work in office and administrative support (16.56%), management occupations (10.60%), and sales jobs (9.96%).
In terms of college education, Lakewood is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.30% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lakewood in 2010 was $29,981, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,924 for a family of four. However, Lakewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lakewood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lakewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lakewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lakewood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakewood include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
Lakewood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.50%.
The most common language spoken in Lakewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.