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).

History

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.

Population Growth

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, 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).

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 2.3 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.

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%

How Many People Live in Lakewood, Colorado?

156,798
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018156,7981,7501.13%
2017155,0489310.60%
2016154,1171,9951.31%
2015152,1222,6411.77%
2014149,4812,5721.75%
2013146,9091,4911.03%
2012145,4181,3160.91%
2011144,1021,3160.92%
2010142,786-1,340-0.09%
2000144,12617,6451.31%
1990126,48112,6731.06%
1980113,80821,0652.07%
197092,74342,7436.37%
196050,0000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20182,932,41539,4361.34%
20172,892,97935,4301.22%
20162,857,54944,0351.54%
20152,813,51458,8732.09%
20142,754,64153,8671.96%
20132,700,77450,3181.86%
20122,650,45647,4831.79%
20112,602,97348,1571.85%
20102,554,8160.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White134,564
Two or More Races4,765
Asian4,562
Some Other Race3,930
Black or African American2,095
American Indian and Alaska Native1,377
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander118

Lakewood Co Population Pyramid 2019

Lakewood Co Median Age

38.5


Total

36.8


Male

40.6


Female

Lakewood Co Adults

There are 122,226 adults, (24,118 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood Co.

Lakewood Co Age Dependency

54.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Co Sex Ratio

Female

76,025

50.21%

Male

75,386

49.79%

Lakewood Co Households and Families

Lakewood Co Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lakewood Co Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
All58.8%41.2%
Female48.4%51.6%
Male47.8%52.2%
Non Family46.1%53.9%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All64,7342.358.8
Non Family28,0991.3146.1
Married26,4393.0376.4
Female7,0313.1548.4
Male3,1653.1647.8

2.98

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lakewood Co Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8392.63%
9th to 12th Grade5,8275.40%
High School Graduate25,36323.50%
Some College24,44122.65%
Associates Degree8,7188.08%
Bachelors Degree26,61424.66%
Graduate Degree14,11713.08%

Lakewood Co Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White80,43477,06134,510
Hispanic20,54515,9413,273
Asian3,4133,0131,619
Other Race2,7322,136440
Multiple Races2,3052,130791
Black1,2351,142303
Native American877750229
Islander443522

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,214$42,704$37,113
Less Than High School$24,915$28,373$19,431
High School Grad$32,860$35,818$30,589
Some College$36,735$41,202$32,225
Bachelors Degree$48,509$59,399$41,773
Graduate Degree$62,558$74,375$55,768

$40,214

Average Earnings

$42,704

Average Male

$37,113

Average Female

Lakewood Co Language

Lakewood Co Language by Age

Lakewood Co Language

83.95% of Lakewood Co residents speak only English, while 16.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.92% of the population.

Lakewood Co Poverty

Lakewood Co Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White104,0139,0268.68%
Hispanic34,4095,99917.43%
Other3,90369117.70%
Multiple4,67760813.00%
Native1,30943032.85%
Black2,02128614.15%
Asian4,5252244.95%
Islander11810.85%

10.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.98%

Male Poverty Rate

11.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood Co

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood Co is Native, with 32.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood Co is Islander, with 0.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.69%
High School11.79%
Some College7.70%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.03%
Female Unemployed23.40%
Female Employed6.34%
Male Employed4.38%

Lakewood Co Income

Lakewood Co Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,058$79,540
Families$77,695$96,473
Married Families$90,128$109,126
Non Families$43,013$54,541

Lakewood Co Marital Status

Lakewood Co Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakewood Co Married by Age and Sex

Lakewood Co Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lakewood Co Marital Status by Race

Lakewood Co Veterans

10,485

Number of Veterans

9,832

Male Veterans

653

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,089
Second Gulf War1,696
First Gulf War1,387
Korea1,158
World War II544
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,029
75+2,553
35 to 541,942
55 to 641,887
18 to 341,074

Lakewood Co Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,6718.85%
Hispanic1,3775.63%
Black24615.40%
Other1906.11%
2 or More1675.60%
Asian1062.70%
Indian1059.47%

Lakewood Co Veterans by Education

6.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Co Employment Status

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lakewood Co Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

48.03%

Born in Colorado

90.86%

Native Born

9.14%

Foreign Born

5.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.86% of Lakewood Co residents were born in the United States, with 48.03% having been born in Colorado. 5.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.