Lakewood, Colorado Population 2022

161,694
map placeholder

Lakewood is a city located in Colorado. Lakewood has a 2020 population of 161,694. Lakewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 13.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 142,759 in 2010.

The average household income in Lakewood is $88,244 with a poverty rate of 9.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,430 per month, and the median house value is $398,200. The median age in Lakewood is 38.6 years, 36.7 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

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.

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.

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 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.

Lakewood Demographics

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

  • White: 85.26%
  • Two or more races: 5.47%
  • Asian: 3.63%
  • Other race: 3.18%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.90%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
The current population of Lakewood, Colorado is 161,694 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 161,694.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 142,759.

Lakewood, Colorado Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20102,554,5200.00%
20112,602,92048,4001.86%
20122,650,27047,3501.79%
20132,700,53050,2601.86%
20142,753,97053,4401.94%
20152,812,90058,9302.09%
20162,856,76043,8601.54%
20172,891,78035,0201.21%
20182,931,66039,8801.36%
20192,967,24035,5801.20%
20203,002,81035,5701.18%
20213,038,39035,5801.17%

Lakewood Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White132,77185.26%
Black or African American2,2241.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4010.90%
Asian5,6483.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2140.14%
Some Other Race4,9543.18%
Two or More Races8,5215.47%
Loading...

Lakewood Population by Race

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2022

Loading...

Lakewood Median Age

38.5


Total

36.5


Male

40.4


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 128,190 adults, (26,268 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

79,002

50.73%

Male

76,731

49.27%

Lakewood Population by Age

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

map placeholder

Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.5%23.5%
All59%41%
Male48.6%51.4%
Female46.8%53.2%
Non Family46.4%53.6%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakewood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All64,8442.3759
Married26,7803.0276.5
Male3,4563.2748.6
Female6,5513.4546.8
Non Family28,0571.3846.4

3.03

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

Loading...

Lakewood Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6942.36%
9th to 12th Grade6,0945.34%
High School Graduate25,82122.62%
Some College23,15120.28%
Associates Degree8,4387.39%
Bachelors Degree31,23127.36%
Graduate Degree16,72214.65%
Loading...

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White84,05680,53840,090
Asian4,2763,6781,877
2+ Races4,5043,9671,666
Islander17217263
Black1,5301,449421
Other Race3,2562,591851
Hispanic21,33716,9014,413
Native American95785999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 47.69%.

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,819$50,903$40,239
Less Than 9th Grade$30,210$33,444$20,057
High School Graduate$36,001$40,068$32,454
Some College$38,526$44,104$33,470
Bachelors Degree$55,187$66,490$46,838
Graduate Degree$68,869$80,665$65,357

$44,819

Average Earnings

$50,903

Average Male

$40,239

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

Loading...

Lakewood Language

85.70% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 14.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.55% of the population.

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple8,3241,58719.07%
Hispanic34,7265,81316.74%
Black2,10528613.59%
Islander2142612.15%
White105,5277,0126.64%
Native1,313765.79%
Asian5,5922895.17%
Other550NaN%

9.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.38%

Male Poverty Rate

9.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Multiple, with 19.07% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.26%.

Lakewood Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.50%
High School11.01%
Some College9.08%
Bachelors or Greater3.71%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.66%
Male Unemployed23.76%
Female Employed4.44%
Female Unemployed23.35%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakewood Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$71,233$91,257
Families$91,546$109,735
Married Families$105,487$124,291
Non Families$50,078$64,102
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Lakewood Marital Status

map placeholder

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakewood Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Lakewood 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 45-54.

Lakewood Marital Status by Race

map placeholder

Lakewood Marital Status

Loading...

9,893

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,012
First Gulf War1,595
Vietnam3,771
Korea872
World War II235

Lakewood Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,030
35 to 542,000
55 to 641,641
65 to 742,658
75+2,564

Lakewood Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,9098.05%
Black1266.80%
Native American12711.34%
Asian1322.79%
Islander6331.82%
Other Race2185.38%
2+ Races3186.00%
Hispanic1,2294.81%

Lakewood Veterans by Race

Lakewood Veterans by Education

Loading...

6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

Loading...

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Lakewood Employment by Age

Loading...

Lakewood Employment by Race

Loading...

Lakewood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

47.59%

Born in Lakewood

91.45%

Native Born

8.55%

Foreign Born

4.66%

Non Citizen

3.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.45% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 47.59% having been born in Colorado. 4.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lakewood Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
196050,0000.00%
197092,74342,7436.37%
1980113,80821,0652.07%
1990126,48112,6731.06%
2000144,12617,6451.31%
2010142,759-1,367-0.10%
2011144,0871,3280.93%
2012145,3961,3090.91%
2013146,8781,4821.02%
2014149,4342,5561.74%
2015152,0522,6181.75%
2016154,0391,9871.31%
2017154,9669270.60%
2018156,6821,7161.11%
2019157,9351,2530.80%
2020159,1881,2530.79%
2021160,4411,2530.79%
2022161,6941,2530.78%

Lakewood Population by Year