Lakewood, New Jersey Population 2020

55,532

Lakewood is a city located in New Jersey. Lakewood has a 2020 population of 55,532. Lakewood is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,805 in 2010. Lakewood reached it's highest population of 55,532 in 2018.

The average household income in Lakewood is $73,337 with a poverty rate of 34.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,476 per month, and the median house value is $433,900. The median age in Lakewood is 17.3 years, 17.8 years for males, and 17 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.7 males.

Lakewood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lakewood was:

  • White: 93.33%
  • Other race: 3.21%
  • Black or African American: 2.33%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Two or more races: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lakewood, New Jersey is 55,532, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,532.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,805.

Lakewood, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,82793.33%
Some Other Race1,7823.21%
Black or African American1,2932.33%
Asian3660.66%
Two or More Races2530.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.02%

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2020

Lakewood Median Age

17.3


Total

17.8


Male

17


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 27,071 adults, (2,243 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

123.7

Age Dependency Ratio

9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

114.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

27,810

50.08%

Male

27,722

49.92%

Lakewood Households and Families

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married36.3%63.7%
All34.4%65.6%
Non Family29.7%70.3%
Female28.9%71.1%
Male21.1%78.9%

34.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,3845.1834.4
Married7,9515.9736.3
Non Family1,2311.2929.7
Female8793.7328.9
Male3234.5221.1

5.54

Average Family Size

5.18

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lakewood Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6858.28%
9th to 12th Grade1,7728.71%
High School Graduate5,53727.21%
Some College4,40521.65%
Associates Degree5452.68%
Bachelors Degree3,65817.98%
Graduate Degree2,74413.49%

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,44614,3865,840
Hispanic3,8721,769346
Black897666226
Other Race78927275
Asian25520170
Multiple Races8418
Native American1111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,295$35,152$21,741
Less Than High School$20,241$27,456$13,134
High School Grad$24,356$31,938$21,296
Some College$23,190$36,479$20,602
Bachelors Degree$36,413$41,121$33,454
Graduate Degree$53,287$63,594$40,306

$27,295

Average Earnings

$35,152

Average Male

$21,741

Average Female

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Language by Age

Lakewood Language

71.99% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 28.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.19% of the population.

Lakewood Poverty

Lakewood Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White45,13916,18335.85%
Hispanic7,3301,78124.30%
Black1,17633428.40%
Other1,72122513.07%
Multiple2369339.41%
Asian313113.51%
Native1111100.00%

34.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.21%

Male Poverty Rate

34.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Asian, with 3.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.94%.

Name Poverty
Some College35.80%
Less Than High School33.77%
High School29.70%
Bachelors or Greater22.74%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.75%
Female Unemployed33.85%
Female Employed28.18%
Male Employed15.06%

Lakewood Income

Lakewood Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,755$73,337
Families$48,092$73,518
Married Families$49,231-
Non Families$19,246$50,490

Lakewood Marital Status

Lakewood Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakewood Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Lakewood Marital Status by Race

Lakewood Veterans

229

Number of Veterans

203

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea59
Vietnam48
First Gulf War36
World War II17
Second Gulf War11
Age Group Veterans
75+101
35 to 5447
55 to 6445
65 to 7436
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1150.47%
Black817.58%
Hispanic130.27%
Other131.31%
Asian113.35%
2 or More98.91%

$Lakewood Veterans by Education

39.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Employment Status

58%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Lakewood Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.71%

Born in New Jersey

87.69%

Native Born

12.31%

Foreign Born

8.72%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.69% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 53.71% having been born in New Jersey. 8.72% 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
202055,5320.00%
201955,5320.00%
201855,5323970.72%
201755,1354560.83%
201654,6791,0882.03%
201553,5911,6473.17%
201451,9441,2152.40%
201350,729-414-0.81%
201251,1431,4973.02%
201149,646-4,159-7.73%
201053,8050.00%