Lakewood, OH
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Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 50,656 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Lakewood is the 15th largest community in Ohio. Lakewood has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Lakewood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lakewood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakewood who work in management occupations (12.14%), office and administrative support (11.83%), and sales jobs (11.63%).

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 education level of Lakewood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lakewood, 42.41% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Lakewood in 2010 was $29,616, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,464 for a family of four. However, Lakewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lakewood is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lakewood include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Lakewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Arabic.