Lakewood, New Jersey Population 2022

56,072
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Lakewood is a city located in Ocean County New Jersey. Lakewood has a 2020 population of 56,072. Lakewood is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,805 in 2010.

The average household income in Lakewood is $78,271 with a poverty rate of 29.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,388 per month, and the median house value is $474,400. The median age in Lakewood is 16.9 years, 17.3 years for males, and 16.7 years for females.

Lakewood Demographics

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

  • White: 93.65%
  • Other race: 3.30%
  • Black or African American: 1.87%
  • Asian: 0.60%
  • Two or more races: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lakewood, New Jersey is 56,072 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 56,072.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,805.

Lakewood, New Jersey Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White52,51493.65%
Some Other Race1,8503.30%
Black or African American1,0491.87%
Asian3390.60%
Two or More Races3070.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.02%
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Lakewood Population by Race

Lakewood Population Pyramid $2022

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Lakewood Median Age

16.9


Total

17.3


Male

16.7


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 26,909 adults, (2,403 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

9.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

119

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

27,735

49.46%

Male

28,337

50.54%

Lakewood Population by Age

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family25%75%
Male26.5%73.5%
Female29.4%70.6%
All35.9%64.1%
Married38.7%61.3%

35.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakewood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2985.2835.9
Married7,9766.1338.7
Non Family1,3091.2525
Female7793.7329.4
Male2343.8726.5

5.72

Average Family Size

5.28

Average Household Size

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Lakewood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4217.13%
9th to 12th Grade1,6268.16%
High School Graduate5,68328.52%
Some College4,34821.82%
Associates Degree5702.86%
Bachelors Degree3,46817.40%
Graduate Degree2,81214.11%
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Lakewood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,70814,6345,755
Hispanic3,4351,655348
Other Race83425273
Black723585199
Asian21216573
2+ Races10036
Native American1313

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 36.64%.

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,411$40,878$22,194
Less Than 9th Grade$22,808$31,267$14,609
High School Graduate$26,016$34,671$21,771
Some College$25,619$44,844$20,868
Bachelors Degree$37,251$42,022$35,140
Graduate Degree$55,000$64,922$32,146

$30,411

Average Earnings

$40,878

Average Male

$22,194

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

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Lakewood Language

73.96% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 26.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.10% of the population.

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,77714,80431.65%
Hispanic6,46499815.44%
Other266NaN%
Black96420120.85%
Multiple28113949.47%
Native1313100.00%
Asian27293.31%

29.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.73%

Male Poverty Rate

30.37%

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 Hispanic, with 15.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.63%.

Lakewood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College29.69%
High School28.80%
Less Than 9th Grade28.50%
Bachelors or Greater19.07%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed47.14%
Female Employed24.97%
Female Unemployed23.78%
Male Employed11.30%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakewood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,897$78,271
Families$53,155$80,133
Married Families$53,957-
Non Families$22,713$49,327
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Income by Household Type

Lakewood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

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 45-54, 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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274

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam68
Korea50
Second Gulf War35
First Gulf War30
World War II17

Lakewood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+104
55 to 6458
35 to 5449
65 to 7447
18 to 3416

Lakewood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1590.65%
Black788.83%
Hispanic170.42%
Other Race171.73%
Asian124.48%
2+ Races86.02%

Lakewood Veterans by Race

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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31.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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57.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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54.98%

Born in Lakewood

89.62%

Native Born

10.38%

Foreign Born

6.87%

Non Citizen

3.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.62% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 54.98% having been born in New Jersey. 6.87% 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
202256,0720.00%
202156,0720.00%
202056,0720.00%
201956,0725400.97%
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%

Lakewood Population by Year