Lakewood, California Population 2024

76,243

Lakewood is a city located in Los Angeles County California. Lakewood has a 2024 population of 76,243. Lakewood is currently declining at a rate of -1.82% annually and its population has decreased by -7.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 82,213 in 2020.

The average household income in Lakewood is $129,703 with a poverty rate of 5.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lakewood is 38.4 years, 37.2 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Lakewood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lakewood was:

  • White: 41.61%
  • Asian: 18.75%
  • Other race: 14.87%
  • Two or more races: 14.3%
  • Black or African American: 8.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Native American: 0.75%
Land Area (mi²)
9.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,100.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.26% (-5,970)
The current population of Lakewood, California is 76,243 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 82,213.

Lakewood, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White33,91241.61%
Asian15,28218.75%
Other race12,12214.87%
Two or more races11,65514.3%
Black or African American7,1088.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander8121%
Native American6080.75%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Lakewood Population by Race

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2024

Lakewood Median Age

38.4

Total

37.2

Male

40.1

Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 64,790 adults, (11,498 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female41,52150.95%
Male39,97849.05%

Lakewood Population by Age

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All26,3883.0871.728.3
Married14,9813.5978.821.2
Non Family5,8491.3264.835.2
Female3,9073.659.540.5
Male1,6513.4960.339.7
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3.49

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lakewood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.2%.

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,532

Average Earnings

$65,569

Average Male

$55,064

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lakewood Language

64.06% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 35.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.57% of the population.

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic29,0231,8516.38%
Other12,1221,2019.91%
White25,6971,1824.6%
Asian15,2811,1087.25%
Black7,0694967.02%
Multiple11,6014744.09%
Native608569.21%
Islander812192.34%
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5.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.09%

Male Poverty Rate

6.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Other, with 9.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Islander, with 2.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.44%.

Lakewood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9%
High School8.41%
Some College4.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%
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Lakewood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15.51%
Male Unemployed14.83%
Female Employed2.91%
Male Employed2.17%
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Lakewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakewood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lakewood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakewood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lakewood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lakewood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lakewood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,758

Number of Veterans

3,469

Male Veterans

289

Female Veterans

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Lakewood Veterans by War

count

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Lakewood Veterans by Age

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Lakewood Veterans by Race

Lakewood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lakewood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lakewood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lakewood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.92%

Born in Lakewood

78.98%

Native Born

21.02%

Foreign Born

5.73%

Non Citizen

15.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.98% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 64.92% having been born in California. 5.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lakewood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202969,193-1,410-2%
202870,603-1,410-1.96%
202772,013-1,410-1.92%
202673,423-1,410-1.88%
202574,833-1,410-1.85%
202476,243-1,410-1.82%
202377,653-1,410-1.78%
202279,063-1,410-1.75%
202180,473-1,740-2.12%
202082,2133,2144.07%
201978,999-808-1.01%
201879,807-651-0.81%
201780,458-462-0.57%
201680,920-184-0.23%
201581,104960.12%
201481,0081020.13%
201380,9062130.26%
201280,6933100.39%
201180,3833130.39%
201080,0707250.91%
200079,3455,7887.87%
199073,557-1,097-1.47%
198074,654-8,371-10.08%
197083,02515,89923.69%
196067,126
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Lakewood Population by Year