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Lakewood, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lakewood had a population of 81,003 as of July 1, 2020. 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 33.8536 and longitude -118.134 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakewood 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Lakewood Village.


Lakewood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 81,003 (100%)
Population in Households 80,896 (99.9%)
Population in Families 70,441 (87.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 107 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 8,606
Diversity Index2 82


Median Household Income $92,235
Average Household Income $106,745
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $35,031
Wealth Index5 116


Total HU (Housing Units) 27,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,482 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,100 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,140 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $580,553
Average Home Value $616,271
Housing Affordability Index3 92


Total Households 26,582
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 20,448
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.12% -0.01%
Households 0.01% -0.12%
Families 0.03% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
Owner Occupied HU   0.05%


Lakewood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakewood to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 109 93rd
Population Density # 91 94th
Median Household Income # 348 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 738 49th
Per Capita Income # 656 57th
Diversity Index # 319 79th

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