Lakewood, California Population 2022

82,986
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Lakewood is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 82,986, it is the 106th largest city in California and the 458th largest city in the United States. Lakewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually and its population has increased by 0.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 82,496 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Lakewood has a population density of 8,817 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lakewood is $105,741 with a poverty rate of 5.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,905 per month, and the median house value is $595,200. The median age in Lakewood is 38.6 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Lakewood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lakewoodwas:

  • White: 47.60%
  • Asian: 19.01%
  • Other race: 13.93%
  • Two or more races: 9.67%
  • Black or African American: 8.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.63%
The current population of Lakewood, California is 82,986 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 82,496.

Lakewood, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Lakewood Population by Race

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2022

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Lakewood Median Age

38.5


Total

37.4


Male

39.8


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 62,675 adults, (11,052 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

41,297

51.83%

Male

38,379

48.17%

Lakewood Population by Age

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakewood Household Types

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakewood Households and Families

3.56

Average Family Size

3.11

Average Household Size

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Lakewood Households by Type

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Lakewood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.50%.

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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$51,902

Average Earnings

$59,535

Average Male

$46,379

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

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Lakewood Language

64.17% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 35.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.46% of the population.

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Poverty by Race

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5.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.45%

Male Poverty Rate

6.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Black, with 7.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Multiple, with 4.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.08%.

Lakewood Poverty

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Lakewood Poverty Rate by Education

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Lakewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakewood Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Lakewood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

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

Lakewood Marital Status by Race

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Lakewood Marital Status

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3,542

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Lakewood Veterans by War

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Lakewood Veterans by Age

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Lakewood Veterans by Race

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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2.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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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64.18%

Born in Lakewood

78.08%

Native Born

21.92%

Foreign Born

6.21%

Non Citizen

15.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.08% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 64.18% having been born in California. 6.21% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Lakewood Population by Year