Lakewood, Colorado Population 2021

160,441
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Lakewood is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 160,441, it is the 5th largest city in Colorado (after , , , and ) and the 159th largest city in the United States. Lakewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 12.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 142,980 in 2010. Lakewood reached it's highest population of 160,441 in 2021. Spanning over 44 miles, Lakewood has a population density of 3,727 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lakewood is $88,244 with a poverty rate of 9.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,361 per month, and the median house value is $364,800. The median age in Lakewood is 38.6 years, 36.7 years for males, and 40.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

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 Lakewood was:

  • White: 87.83%
  • Asian: 3.64%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Other race: 2.84%
  • Black or African American: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Lakewood, Colorado is 160,441, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 156,682.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 142,980.

Lakewood, Colorado Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Lakewood Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White136,26987.83%
Asian5,6543.64%
Two or More Races5,3353.44%
Some Other Race4,4062.84%
Black or African American2,1311.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2950.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.04%
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Lakewood Population by Race

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2021

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Lakewood Median Age

38.6


Total

36.7


Male

40.5


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 126,575 adults, (25,342 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

53.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

78,624

50.68%

Male

76,522

49.32%

Lakewood Population by Age

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
All58.3%41.7%
Female48.4%51.6%
Non Family46%54%
Male43.2%56.8%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakewood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All66,2742.3158.3
Non Family28,5671.3446
Married27,0993.0175.8
Female7,1253.1648.4
Male3,4833.0343.2

2.95

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Lakewood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7612.46%
9th to 12th Grade6,0205.37%
High School Graduate25,59222.81%
Some College23,91621.32%
Associates Degree8,0027.13%
Bachelors Degree30,27526.99%
Graduate Degree15,61213.92%
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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
White82,34478,71238,277
Hispanic21,61217,1514,032
Asian4,2963,8552,097
Other Race2,9122,335649
Multiple Races2,5512,4081,102
Black1,4271,359433
Native American920835124
Islander2222

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 asian people with a rate of 48.81%.

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,434$48,428$39,602
Less Than High School$28,284$31,646$19,265
High School Grad$36,534$40,381$31,770
Some College$37,605$41,014$34,483
Bachelors Degree$53,545$64,015$46,550
Graduate Degree$68,579$78,047$62,683

$43,434

Average Earnings

$48,428

Average Male

$39,602

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

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Lakewood Language

84.14% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 15.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.68% of the population.

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White105,1387,3647.00%
Hispanic35,0855,19914.82%
Multiple5,21596018.41%
Other4,30748511.26%
Asian5,6063937.01%
Black2,0211889.30%
Native1,2011179.74%
Islander561119.64%

9.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.69%

Male Poverty Rate

9.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Islander, with 19.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is White, with 7.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.88%.

Lakewood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.58%
High School10.52%
Some College8.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.03%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.41%
Male Unemployed23.83%
Female Employed4.70%
Male Employed4.13%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakewood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,740$88,244
Families$86,553$105,634
Married Families$100,585$119,760
Non Families$49,144$61,879
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Income by Household Type

Lakewood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 35-44.

Lakewood Marital Status by Race

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Lakewood Marital Status

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9,898

Number of Veterans

9,169

Male Veterans

729

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,734
Second Gulf War2,002
First Gulf War1,629
Korea895
World War II316

Lakewood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,789
75+2,493
35 to 542,004
55 to 641,431
18 to 341,181

Lakewood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,1298.16%
Hispanic1,2674.89%
Black19511.16%
Other1714.78%
2 or More1504.60%
Asian1372.84%
Indian11610.66%

Lakewood Veterans by Race

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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7.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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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47.29%

Born in Colorado

90.64%

Native Born

9.36%

Foreign Born

4.90%

Non Citizen

4.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.64% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 47.29% having been born in Colorado. 4.90% 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

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

Lakewood Population by Year