Lakewood, Colorado Population 2019
Lakewood is the most populous municipality of Jefferson County, Colorado about 7 miles southwest of Denver. This Home Rule or self-governing municipality is neither a town or city and it's the 5th largest city in Colorado in terms of population. Lakewood is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area which has an estimated population of 2.88 million. In 2019, Lakewood, CO has an estimated population of 155,000.
Diversity and Population Statistics
Lakewood has a foreign-born population of about 10%. The community's median income for a household is $52,900, lower than the median household income for Colorado of $69,100. The population density of Lakewood is about 3,601 people per square mile (1,390/square kilometer).
Lakewood was first developed as a suburb in 1889. Prior to 1969, the Lakewood area had no municipal government and instead relied on the government and safety services of Jefferson County. In its early history, Lakewood was a farming community with orchards and ranches. It was incorporated as Jefferson City in 1969 but an election was held soon after and it was renamed Lakewood due to existing communities called Jefferson City in Missouri and Colorado. By this point, the population of Lakewood exceeded 90,000.
In 2018, Colorado was the 7th fastest growing state, adding 80,000 new residents with a population growth rate of 1.4% over the last year. The state's population has grown by 13.2% or 700,000 people since 2010. Greater Denver's population growth has matched Colorado's but it's beginning to slow. Much of this growth has been concentrated in Douglas and Broomfield counties, not Jefferson County and the Lakewood area. Lakewood is expected to continue its modest growth after its population declined about 0.8% between 2000 and 2010.
Lakewood Co Demographics
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lakewood Co was:
- White: 88.87%
- Two or more races: 3.15%
- Asian: 3.01%
- Other race: 2.60%
- Black or African American: 1.38%
- Native American: 0.91%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
Lakewood, Colorado's estimated population is 156,798 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Lakewood, Colorado is the 5th largest city in Colorado based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 3649.15 people/mi² (1408.94 people/km²), with a household density of 604.18 people/km² (1564.83 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 38.5 years, 36.8 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 67,238 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.6%, with a median rent of $1156/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $300,600.
The median income for households in Lakewood, Colorado is $61,058, while the mean household income is $79,540.