Lakewood, Washington Population 2020

61,676

Lakewood is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 61,676, it is the 20th largest city in Washington and the 617th largest city in the United States. Lakewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 6.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,163 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Lakewood has a population density of 3,616 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lakewood is $66,180 with a poverty rate of 17.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $971 per month, and the median house value is $248,200. The median age in Lakewood is 35.9 years, 34.2 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.7 males.

Lakewood Demographics

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

  • White: 58.72%
  • Black or African American: 12.53%
  • Two or more races: 10.67%
  • Asian: 8.41%
  • Other race: 5.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.51%
  • Native American: 1.79%
The current population of Lakewood, Washington is 61,676, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,538.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,163.

Lakewood, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,99858.72%
Black or African American7,47012.53%
Two or More Races6,35710.67%
Asian5,0128.41%
Some Other Race3,2085.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,4972.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0641.79%

Lakewood Population Pyramid 2020

Lakewood Median Age

35.9


Total

34.2


Male

37.4


Female

Lakewood Adults

There are 46,878 adults, (9,148 of whom are seniors) in Lakewood.

Lakewood Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakewood Sex Ratio

Female

29,556

49.59%

Male

30,050

50.41%

Lakewood Households and Families

Lakewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lakewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.2%40.8%
All44.4%55.6%
Non Family36.5%63.5%
Female28.7%71.3%
Male22.7%77.3%

44.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,5202.3844.4
Married10,2943.1359.2
Non Family9,9141.2536.5
Female3,2043.2328.7
Male1,1083.1522.7

3

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lakewood Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6654.07%
9th to 12th Grade2,7866.80%
High School Graduate11,84528.93%
Some College10,73626.22%
Associates Degree5,03612.30%
Bachelors Degree5,78414.13%
Graduate Degree3,0907.55%

Lakewood Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,47921,8575,631
Black5,1084,670963
Hispanic4,5633,210431
Asian4,1583,5081,370
Multiple Races2,6032,293445
Other Race1,7151,026112
Islander95492016
Native American561414118

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,936$38,971$29,335
Less Than High School$25,621$30,764$18,537
High School Grad$28,102$30,314$24,427
Some College$35,993$41,900$27,321
Bachelors Degree$43,880$56,721$40,801
Graduate Degree$69,120$77,674$63,652

$33,936

Average Earnings

$38,971

Average Male

$29,335

Average Female

Lakewood Language

Lakewood Language by Age

Lakewood Language

78.48% of Lakewood residents speak only English, while 21.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.73% of the population.

Lakewood Poverty

Lakewood Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,6723,89313.12%
Hispanic9,6813,22533.31%
Black7,3251,52820.86%
Other3,1721,27440.16%
Multiple6,3131,24119.66%
Native1,05046244.00%
Asian5,0084498.97%
Islander1,4761328.94%

17.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.07%

Male Poverty Rate

18.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Native, with 44.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakewood is Islander, with 8.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.62%
High School15.19%
Some College11.33%
Bachelors or Greater6.03%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed46.22%
Female Unemployed36.83%
Female Employed8.35%
Male Employed7.00%

Lakewood Income

Lakewood Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,175$66,180
Families$59,475$77,705
Married Families$74,067-
Non Families$31,606$44,458

Lakewood Marital Status

Lakewood Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakewood Married by Age and Sex

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

Lakewood Veterans

8,739

Number of Veterans

7,463

Male Veterans

1,276

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,167
Second Gulf War2,961
First Gulf War2,392
Korea664
World War II84
Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,201
55 to 641,943
18 to 341,758
65 to 741,626
75+1,211
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,60020.20%
Black1,89432.14%
Hispanic4828.52%
2 or More45613.64%
Asian45010.36%
Hawaiian20517.10%
Other964.89%
Indian385.34%

$Lakewood Veterans by Education

7.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakewood Employment Status

60.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

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

39.80%

Born in Washington

84.15%

Native Born

15.85%

Foreign Born

6.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.15% of Lakewood residents were born in the United States, with 39.80% having been born in Washington. 6.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202061,6765690.93%
201961,1075690.94%
201860,5382280.38%
201760,3105690.95%
201659,7418581.46%
201558,8833010.51%
201458,5824400.76%
201358,142340.06%
201258,1081700.29%
201157,9383400.59%
201057,598-613-0.11%
200058,2112,3110.41%
199055,9004,5000.84%
198051,4003,2000.64%
197048,20028,2009.19%
196020,0000.00%