Lakewood, Colorado Population 2020

158,660
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Lakewood is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 158,660, it is the 5th largest city in Colorado (after , , , and ) and the 162nd largest city in the United States. Lakewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 10.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 142,980 in 2010. Spanning over 44 miles, Lakewood has a population density of 3,686 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lakewood is $83,808 with a poverty rate of 9.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,249 per month, and the median house value is $333,400. The median age in Lakewood is 38.8 years, 37.3 years for males, and 40.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.4 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: 88.56%
  • Asian: 3.31%
  • Two or more races: 3.11%
  • Other race: 2.68%
  • Black or African American: 1.40%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Lakewood, Colorado is 158,660, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 156,798.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 142,980.

Lakewood, Colorado Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,011,29039,4401.31%
20192,971,85039,4301.33%
20182,932,42039,4401.34%
20172,892,98035,4301.22%
20162,857,55044,0401.54%
20152,813,51058,8702.09%
20142,754,64053,8701.96%
20132,700,77050,3101.86%
20122,650,46047,4901.79%
20112,602,97048,1501.85%
20102,554,8200.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White135,96188.56%
Asian5,0743.31%
Two or More Races4,7713.11%
Some Other Race4,1212.68%
Black or African American2,1521.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3900.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.03%
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Lakewood Population Pyramid 2020

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Lakewood Median Age

38.8


Total

37.3


Male

40.5


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 124,521 adults, (24,343 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

77,755

50.65%

Male

75,767

49.35%

Lakewood Households and Families

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.9%25.1%
All58.2%41.8%
Female51.3%48.7%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Male44.9%55.1%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All65,7372.358.2
Non Family28,5361.3145.4
Married27,2013.0274.9
Female6,7483.2251.3
Male3,2523.144.9

2.98

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lakewood Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9052.64%
9th to 12th Grade6,0685.51%
High School Graduate25,21122.88%
Some College24,79022.49%
Associates Degree8,1277.37%
Bachelors Degree28,11025.51%
Graduate Degree15,00013.61%
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Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White81,32977,80736,196
Hispanic21,19716,4683,741
Asian3,8913,4911,848
Other Race2,8482,309548
Multiple Races2,1722,015855
Black1,4511,363320
Native American1,030900204
Islander3322

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.49%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,475$45,070$38,644
Less Than High School$26,187$28,887$18,606
High School Grad$34,905$38,248$31,602
Some College$37,310$41,772$33,182
Bachelors Degree$51,916$62,421$44,546
Graduate Degree$64,622$78,339$55,791

$41,475

Average Earnings

$45,070

Average Male

$38,644

Average Female

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Language by Age

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Lakewood Language

83.87% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 16.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.09% of the population.

Lakewood Poverty

Lakewood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White104,5947,7327.39%
Hispanic35,0705,47815.62%
Multiple4,68282517.62%
Other4,10665816.03%
Native1,29333225.68%
Black2,08530914.82%
Asian5,0402685.32%

9.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.05%

Male Poverty Rate

10.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Native, with 25.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Asian, with 5.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.41%
High School10.12%
Some College8.23%
Bachelors or Greater3.82%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed28.49%
Female Unemployed23.36%
Female Employed5.14%
Male Employed4.20%

Lakewood Income

Lakewood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,100$83,808
Families$82,532$101,504
Married Families$94,786$114,606
Non Families$44,837$57,399
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Lakewood Marital Status

Lakewood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

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 Veterans

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10,347

Number of Veterans

9,664

Male Veterans

683

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,810
Second Gulf War1,928
First Gulf War1,607
Korea1,160
World War II407
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,741
75+2,666
35 to 542,073
55 to 641,741
18 to 341,126
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,4658.54%
Hispanic1,3655.38%
Black22813.01%
Other2046.09%
2 or More1916.69%
Asian1363.14%
Indian12310.11%

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Employment Status

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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47.74%

Born in Colorado

90.60%

Native Born

9.40%

Foreign Born

5.08%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.60% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 47.74% having been born in Colorado. 5.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020158,6609310.59%
2019157,7299310.59%
2018156,7981,7501.13%
2017155,0489310.60%
2016154,1171,9951.31%
2015152,1222,6411.77%
2014149,4812,5721.75%
2013146,9091,4911.03%
2012145,4181,3160.91%
2011144,1021,3160.92%
2010142,786-1,340-0.09%
2000144,12617,6451.31%
1990126,48112,6731.06%
1980113,80821,0652.07%
197092,74342,7436.37%
196050,0000.00%