Lakewood, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakewood, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lakewood had a population of 81,622 as of July 1, 2016. Lakewood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakewood is located at latitude 33.8471 and longitude -118.1219 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Lakewood (GNIS ID: 2411613) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lakewood is located within Long Beach-Lakewood CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakewood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Lakewood Village.

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Lakewood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 81,622
Population in Households 81,515
Population in Familes 70,907
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 8,666
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 26,792
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 20,607
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,849 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,944 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,033 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $464,144
Average Home Value $495,891


Median Household Income $80,048
Average Household Income $92,349
Per Capita Income $30,371
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.49%
Households 0.15% 0.38%
Families 0.18% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lakewood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakewood to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 103 93rd
Population Density1 # 87 94th
Diversity Index2 # 311 80th
Median Household Income # 311 80th
Per Capita Income # 634 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.