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.
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 (13.26%), sales jobs (11.81%), and management occupations (10.26%).
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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lakewood use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lakewood‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The population of Lakewood is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.85% of adults in Lakewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lakewood in 2010 was $33,069, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,276 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 22.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakewood include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Lakewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.