Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 80,140 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lakewood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.76%), sales jobs (11.06%), and management occupations (9.14%).
Also of interest is that Lakewood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Lakewood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.49 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Lakewood citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.94% of adults in Lakewood have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lakewood in 2018 was $33,966, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,864 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 34.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakewood include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
In addition, Lakewood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.72%).
The most common language spoken in Lakewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.