Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 152,597 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.
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 (13.91%), sales jobs (12.37%), and management occupations (9.68%).
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.
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 education level of Lakewood citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.98% of adults in Lakewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lakewood in 2010 was $31,689, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,756 for a family of four. However, Lakewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 22.36% 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.