The City of Lakewood had a population of 59,681 as of July 1, 2016. Lakewood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Lakewood is located at latitude 47.1665 and longitude -122.532 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.76 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 262 feet.
The City of Lakewood (GNIS ID: 2411615) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lakewood is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakewood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Lakewood Center.
|Population in Households||58,496|
|Population in Familes||43,886|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,185|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||27,538 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||11,074 (40.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||13,553 (49.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,911 (10.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$244,356|
|Average Home Value||$308,994|
|Median Household Income||$44,484|
|Average Household Income||$63,783|
|Per Capita Income||$26,611|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.29%|
|Per Capita Income||1.47%|
The table below compares Lakewood to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 19||97th|
|Population Density1||# 57||91st|
|Diversity Index2||# 40||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 447||29th|
|Per Capita Income||# 329||48th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.