Lakewood, California Population 2021

78,107
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Lakewood is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 78,107, it is the 110th largest city in California and the 455th largest city in the United States. Lakewood is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -2.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 80,048 in 2010. Lakewood reached it's highest population of 83,025 in 1970. Spanning over 9 miles, Lakewood has a population density of 8,299 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lakewood is $105,741 with a poverty rate of 6.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,839 per month, and the median house value is $568,600. The median age in Lakewood is 38.6 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males.

Lakewood Demographics

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

  • White: 49.18%
  • Asian: 19.19%
  • Other race: 14.60%
  • Black or African American: 9.06%
  • Two or more races: 6.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.53%
The current population of Lakewood, California is 78,107, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 79,907.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 80,048.

Lakewood, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,48949.18%
Asian15,41019.19%
Some Other Race11,72614.60%
Black or African American7,2749.06%
Two or More Races5,0866.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8831.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native4240.53%
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Lakewood Population by Race

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2021

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Lakewood Median Age

38.6


Total

37.2


Male

39.9


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 62,731 adults, (10,785 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

41,191

51.30%

Male

39,101

48.70%

Lakewood Population by Age

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family69%31%
Male63.8%36.3%
Female56%44%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakewood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,7563.1172.3
Married14,2553.6679
Non Family6,0331.3269
Female3,7883.6956
Male1,6803.6563.8

3.56

Average Family Size

3.11

Average Household Size

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Lakewood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5014.48%
9th to 12th Grade2,4934.47%
High School Graduate12,14621.78%
Some College14,90526.72%
Associates Degree6,53311.71%
Bachelors Degree12,05521.61%
Graduate Degree5,1429.22%
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Lakewood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,95920,8016,458
Hispanic16,38713,7063,502
Asian11,21810,2715,385
Other Race7,1925,8531,136
Black4,7404,6521,341
Multiple Races2,0651,927786
Islander58753051
Native American327306103

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.00%.

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,472$60,336$42,057
Less Than High School$24,295$31,594$17,646
High School Grad$38,298$47,574$31,044
Some College$49,038$59,589$39,148
Bachelors Degree$63,542$73,666$58,294
Graduate Degree$84,152$95,399$81,419

$51,472

Average Earnings

$60,336

Average Male

$42,057

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

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Lakewood Language

65.11% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 34.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.32% of the population.

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic26,9802,1918.12%
White27,5161,3274.82%
Other11,6151,28711.08%
Asian15,4109626.24%
Black7,2395848.07%
Multiple5,0102955.89%
Islander88310812.23%
Native4245312.50%

6.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.85%

Male Poverty Rate

7.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Native, with 12.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is White, with 4.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.69%.

Lakewood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.16%
High School8.82%
Some College4.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.52%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed15.94%
Male Unemployed8.33%
Female Employed3.37%
Male Employed2.46%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakewood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$93,432$105,741
Families$102,400$113,858
Married Families$118,319$127,055
Non Families$51,633$68,822
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Income by Household Type

Lakewood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakewood Married by Age and Sex

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Lakewood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lakewood Marital Status by Race

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Lakewood Marital Status

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3,735

Number of Veterans

3,469

Male Veterans

266

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,335
Second Gulf War788
First Gulf War519
Korea317
World War II137

Lakewood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,104
35 to 54798
75+744
55 to 64668
18 to 34421

Lakewood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6038.02%
Hispanic7764.05%
Asian3803.05%
Black3366.15%
Other2623.09%
2 or More943.53%
Hawaiian527.58%
Indian82.02%

Lakewood Veterans by Race

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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3.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lakewood Employment by Age

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Lakewood Employment by Race

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Lakewood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.07%

Born in California

78.55%

Native Born

21.45%

Foreign Born

6.45%

Non Citizen

15.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.55% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 64.07% having been born in California. 6.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lakewood Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202178,107-600-0.76%
202078,707-600-0.76%
201979,307-600-0.75%
201879,907-603-0.75%
201780,510-385-0.48%
201680,895-56-0.07%
201580,951240.03%
201480,927440.05%
201380,8832110.26%
201280,6722590.32%
201180,4133340.42%
201080,0797340.09%
200079,3455,7880.76%
199073,557-1,097-0.15%
198074,654-8,371-1.06%
197083,02515,8992.15%
196067,1260.00%

Lakewood Population by Year