Lakewood, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakewood, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lakewood had a population of 82,453 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Lakewood Village.

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Lakewood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 82,453
Population in Households 82,346
Population in Familes 72,055
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 8,754
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $85,170
Average Household Income $100,011
Per Capita Income $32,823


Total Housing Units 28,005 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,965 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,049 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 991 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $491,663
Average Home Value $558,448


Total Households 27,014
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 20,802
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.33%
Households 0.21% 0.2%
Families 0.25% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 2018 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 # 105 93rd
Population Density # 88 94th
Diversity Index # 307 80th
Median Household Income # 340 78th
Per Capita Income # 659 57th

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