Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 154,958 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Lakewood is the fifth largest community in Colorado.
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 Colorado.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lakewood is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Lakewood workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lakewood is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakewood who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lakewood is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lakewood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Lakewood are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.74% of adults in Lakewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lakewood in 2010 was $34,907, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,628 for a family of four. However, Lakewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lakewood is a very 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 22.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakewood include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lakewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.