Lakewood is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,811 people and just one neighborhood, Lakewood is the 379th largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Lakewood real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Lakewood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Lakewood is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lakewood is a village of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakewood who work in management occupations (25.87%), sales jobs (14.04%) and business and financial occupations (12.74%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Lakewood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lakewood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lakewood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Lakewood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.51 minutes every day commuting to work.