Lakewood, CA
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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.

Lakewood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.86%), sales jobs (11.43%), and management occupations (10.12%).

The overall education level of Lakewood is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.76% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lakewood in 2010 was $29,641, 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 $118,564 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 33.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakewood include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

In addition, Lakewood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.30%).

The most common language spoken in Lakewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.