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Lakewood, Washington - Basic Facts

Lakewood is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lakewood.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pierce County at latitude 47.1718 and longitude -122.5185. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 262 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lakewood (see map) encompass a land area of 17.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.76 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Lakewood Center.

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Lakewood, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 58,677
Population in Households 57,447
Population in Familes 43,007
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,230
Population Density1 3,417
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 24,383
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 14,465
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,879 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,504 (49.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,695 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $233,405
Average Home Value $282,987


Median Household Income $42,812
Average Household Income $60,851
Per Capita Income $25,565
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.21% 0.51%
Households 0.31% 0.55%
Families 0.09% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lakewood, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakewood to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 97th
Population Density1 # 61 90th
Diversity Index2 # 41 94th
Median Household Income # 453 28th
Per Capita Income # 322 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.