Lakewood, Washington Population 2022

62,615
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Lakewood is a city located in Pierce County Washington. Lakewood has a 2020 population of 62,615. Lakewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 8.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,600 in 2010.

The average household income in Lakewood is $69,522 with a poverty rate of 14.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,095 per month, and the median house value is $309,600. The median age in Lakewood is 35.7 years, 34.2 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Lakewood Demographics

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

  • White: 56.55%
  • Black or African American: 12.94%
  • Two or more races: 12.92%
  • Asian: 7.69%
  • Other race: 5.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.25%
  • Native American: 1.16%
The current population of Lakewood, Washington is 62,615 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 62,615.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,600.

Lakewood, Washington Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,25056.55%
Black or African American7,83412.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native7041.16%
Asian4,6597.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,9673.25%
Some Other Race3,3265.49%
Two or More Races7,82412.92%
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Lakewood Population by Race

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2022

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Lakewood Median Age

35.6


Total

34.1


Male

36.6


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 48,393 adults, (9,603 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

30,616

50.55%

Male

29,948

49.45%

Lakewood Population by Age

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.7%39.3%
All43.2%56.8%
Non Family31.6%68.4%
Female30.9%69.1%
Male28.4%71.6%

43.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakewood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,8212.3943.2
Married10,0743.0460.7
Male1,1753.0228.4
Female3,5953.3830.9
Non Family9,9771.331.6

2.94

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Lakewood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4173.37%
9th to 12th Grade3,4098.11%
High School Graduate11,86428.23%
Some College10,91325.97%
Associates Degree5,07912.09%
Bachelors Degree6,06514.43%
Graduate Degree3,2747.79%
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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
Asian4,0813,4961,214
White23,11221,3905,693
2+ Races3,5923,006737
Black5,3045,026948
Native American38630667
Other Race1,8561,063285
Hispanic5,6863,815701
Islander1,0881,016114

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.75%.

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,793$41,551$34,663
Less Than 9th Grade$30,873$35,891$20,227
High School Graduate$32,130$32,127$32,135
Some College$40,664$50,327$34,853
Bachelors Degree$42,536$53,140$37,493
Graduate Degree$70,750$79,865$64,719

$37,793

Average Earnings

$41,551

Average Male

$34,663

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

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Lakewood Language

77.27% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 22.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.40% of the population.

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native69125536.90%
Black7,6311,43018.74%
Hispanic11,0741,91017.25%
Multiple7,7621,05713.62%
White28,5243,67512.88%
Asian4,65849610.65%
Islander1,9531527.78%
Other643NaN%

14.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.80%

Male Poverty Rate

15.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Native, with 36.90% 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 3.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.22%.

Lakewood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.41%
High School17.77%
Some College10.26%
Bachelors or Greater6.94%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.78%
Male Unemployed34.33%
Female Employed8.25%
Female Unemployed13.73%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakewood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,723$74,029
Families$67,113$85,068
Married Families$79,986-
Non Families$39,817$50,483
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Income by Household Type

Lakewood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

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 35-44.

Lakewood Marital Status by Race

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Lakewood Marital Status

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7,841

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,975
First Gulf War2,117
Vietnam2,661
Korea439
World War II96

Lakewood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,620
35 to 541,824
55 to 641,692
65 to 741,714
75+991

Lakewood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,78917.22%
Black1,56725.65%
Native American7213.74%
Asian45710.75%
Islander27120.55%
Other Race1727.72%
2+ Races51310.85%
Hispanic5988.58%

Lakewood Veterans by Race

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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8.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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39.36%

Born in Lakewood

84.41%

Native Born

15.59%

Foreign Born

6.49%

Non Citizen

9.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.41% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 39.36% having been born in Washington. 6.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lakewood Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
196020,0000.00%
197048,20028,2009.19%
198051,4003,2000.64%
199055,9004,5000.84%
200058,2112,3110.41%
201057,600-611-0.11%
201157,9453450.60%
201258,1101650.28%
201358,144340.06%
201458,5804360.75%
201558,8853050.52%
201659,7478621.46%
201760,3165690.95%
201860,5111950.32%
201961,0375260.87%
202061,5635260.86%
202162,0895260.85%
202262,6155260.85%

Lakewood Population by Year