Lakewood, Colorado Population 2022

158,584
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Lakewood is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 158,584, it is the 5th largest city in Colorado and the 174th largest city in the United States. Lakewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 1.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 155,984 in 2020. Spanning over 44 miles, Lakewood has a population density of 3,684 people per square mile.

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 - per month, and the median house value is -. 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 158,584 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 155,984.

Lakewood, Colorado Population 2022

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

Lakewood Metro Area Population by Year

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

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

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Lakewood Household Types

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakewood Households and Families

3.03

Average Family Size

2.37

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 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

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$44,819

Average Earnings

$50,903

Average Male

$40,239

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

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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

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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

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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

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lakewood Marital Status by Race

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Lakewood Marital Status

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9,893

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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6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

4%

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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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

Lakewood Population by Year