Lakewood, WA
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Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 60,296 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Lakewood is the 17th largest community in Washington.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakewood who work in office and administrative support (13.31%), sales jobs (10.92%), and healthcare (7.77%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Lakewood, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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 overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lakewood, 21.82% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lakewood in 2010 was $26,982, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,928 for a family of four. However, Lakewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lakewood is an extremely 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. Lakewood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakewood include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

In addition, Lakewood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.46%).

The most common language spoken in Lakewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.