Lakewood, Washington Population 2021

62,089
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Lakewood is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 62,089, it is the 20th largest city in Washington and the 614th largest city in the United States. Lakewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 6.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,163 in 2010. Lakewood reached it's highest population of 62,089 in 2021. Spanning over 19 miles, Lakewood has a population density of 3,640 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lakewood is $69,522 with a poverty rate of 16.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,034 per month, and the median house value is $269,200. The median age in Lakewood is 35.7 years, 34.2 years for males, and 36.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.0 males.

Lakewood Demographics

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

  • White: 58.93%
  • Black or African American: 12.75%
  • Two or more races: 9.72%
  • Asian: 8.61%
  • Other race: 6.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.56%
  • Native American: 1.40%
The current population of Lakewood, Washington is 62,089, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,511.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,163.

Lakewood, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,42158.93%
Black or African American7,66712.75%
Two or More Races5,8409.72%
Asian5,1768.61%
Some Other Race3,6306.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,5382.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native8391.40%
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Lakewood Population by Race

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2021

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Lakewood Median Age

35.7


Total

34.2


Male

36.8


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 47,355 adults, (9,287 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

29,756

49.50%

Male

30,355

50.50%

Lakewood Population by Age

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.8%41.2%
All43.4%56.6%
Non Family34.6%65.4%
Female30.1%69.9%
Male21.6%78.4%

43.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakewood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,7252.3843.4
Married10,3373.158.8
Non Family9,8001.2534.6
Female3,2953.1730.1
Male1,2933.1521.6

2.97

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Lakewood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4293.44%
9th to 12th Grade3,1157.51%
High School Graduate11,88528.65%
Some College10,59525.54%
Associates Degree5,09812.29%
Bachelors Degree6,03114.54%
Graduate Degree3,3348.04%
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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
White23,37221,7495,883
Black5,3375,0121,070
Hispanic4,8823,385499
Asian4,3683,7231,398
Multiple Races2,5642,269473
Other Race1,9011,146138
Islander87681028
Native American44933179

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.01%.

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,114$40,512$31,680
Less Than High School$26,170$30,516$18,070
High School Grad$31,031$32,845$26,706
Some College$38,354$44,722$31,186
Bachelors Degree$42,884$54,104$37,396
Graduate Degree$71,129$79,028$63,810

$36,114

Average Earnings

$40,512

Average Male

$31,680

Average Female

Lakewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakewood Language by Age

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Lakewood Language

78.01% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 21.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.41% of the population.

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,7163,81112.82%
Hispanic10,0462,90528.92%
Black7,4881,44319.27%
Other3,6011,22333.96%
Multiple5,7801,06618.44%
Asian5,1754538.75%
Native82335142.65%
Islander1,50918312.13%

16.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.69%

Male Poverty Rate

17.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Native, with 42.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Asian, with 8.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.05%.

Lakewood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.62%
High School16.90%
Some College10.41%
Bachelors or Greater6.90%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.31%
Female Unemployed32.75%
Female Employed8.12%
Male Employed6.51%

Lakewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakewood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,972$69,522
Families$62,049$80,160
Married Families$75,800$97,451
Non Families$33,631$47,875
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Income by Household Type

Lakewood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

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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8,519

Number of Veterans

7,185

Male Veterans

1,334

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,035
Second Gulf War3,016
First Gulf War2,131
Korea529
World War II113

Lakewood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 641,957
35 to 541,880
18 to 341,823
65 to 741,739
75+1,120

Lakewood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,31519.11%
Black1,93131.66%
Hispanic4878.13%
Asian48510.55%
2 or More43714.05%
Hawaiian19116.89%
Other1064.57%
Indian548.99%

Lakewood Veterans by Race

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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38.76%

Born in Washington

84.34%

Native Born

15.66%

Foreign Born

6.52%

Non Citizen

9.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.34% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 38.76% having been born in Washington. 6.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lakewood Place of Birth

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

Lakewood Population by Year