Lakewood, California

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Population in 2017: 80,967 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 38,028  (47.0%)
Females: 42,939  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 90712, 90713, 90715, 90807.

Lakewood Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $83,485 (it was $58,214 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$83,485
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,634 (it was $22,095 in 2000)

Lakewood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $583,200 (it was $201,800 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$583,200
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $561,287; detached houses: $567,521; townhouses or other attached units: $413,584; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $497,973; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $396,278; mobile homes: $62,277

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,829.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lakewood: 140.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.4%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.7% for American Indian residents, 6.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.6% for other race residents, 5.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lakewood, CA (2017)
    • 29,35636.3%White alone
    • 26,51032.7%Hispanic
    • 14,31417.7%Asian alone
    • 6,4978.0%Black alone
    • 3,5024.3%Two or more races
    • 4710.6%American Indian alone
    • 2750.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 460.06%Other race alone

Races in Lakewood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Lakewood, California as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lakewood is 1,399 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Lakewood by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(4.9)
4
(5.0)
2
(2.5)
1
(1.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.5)
1
(1.2)
2
(2.5)
1
(1.2)
3
(3.7)
2
(2.4)
3
(3.7)
2
(2.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(15.9)
11
(13.5)
17
(21.2)
13
(16.5)
20
(25.5)
15
(19.3)
9
(11.1)
13
(16.0)
11
(13.6)
7
(8.6)
15
(18.3)
7
(8.5)
13
(16.0)
23
(28.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
193
(236.4)
220
(271.0)
248
(309.5)
225
(285.2)
173
(220.8)
128
(164.3)
98
(121.0)
102
(125.3)
110
(135.7)
78
(95.8)
93
(113.3)
113
(137.9)
151
(185.7)
118
(145.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
165
(202.1)
172
(211.8)
188
(234.6)
131
(166.0)
172
(219.6)
153
(196.4)
105
(129.6)
111
(136.4)
102
(125.8)
116
(142.5)
111
(135.3)
101
(123.3)
151
(185.7)
127
(156.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
418
(512.1)
394
(485.3)
410
(511.6)
313
(396.7)
316
(403.4)
307
(394.1)
341
(421.0)
371
(455.9)
419
(516.7)
320
(393.2)
378
(460.7)
342
(417.5)
438
(538.6)
275
(339.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,880
(2,303)
1,427
(1,758)
1,631
(2,035)
1,389
(1,761)
1,401
(1,788)
1,249
(1,603)
1,295
(1,599)
1,381
(1,697)
1,356
(1,672)
1,191
(1,463)
1,515
(1,847)
1,872
(2,285)
1,725
(2,121)
1,347
(1,661)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
490
(600.3)
434
(534.5)
437
(545.3)
374
(474.1)
400
(510.6)
320
(410.8)
263
(324.7)
310
(380.9)
287
(353.9)
226
(277.7)
305
(371.7)
307
(374.8)
259
(318.5)
226
(278.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
16
(19.6)
11
(13.5)
8
(10.0)
7
(8.9)
12
(15.3)
2
(2.6)
4
(4.9)
6
(7.4)
9
(11.1)
4
(4.9)
4
(4.9)
14
(17.1)
4
(4.9)
5
(6.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)300.1291.4327.6273.1273.8228.6195.5210.4213.0174.9218.9228.4261.1215.1

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City-data.com crime index in Lakewood, CA

Crime rate in Lakewood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Ancestries: German (3.0%), American (3.0%), Irish (2.4%), English (1.9%), Italian (1.8%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 9.43 square miles.

Population density: 8,587 people per square mile   (high).

Lakewood, California map

17,519 residents are foreign born (9.6% Asia, 7.7% Latin America).

This city:

21.5%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,098 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,983 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Long Beach, CA (3.7 miles , pop. 461,522).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (22.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Artesia, CA (1.6 miles ),
Bellflower, CA (1.7 miles ),
Hawaiian Gardens, CA (1.7 miles ),
Cerritos, CA (1.8 miles ),
Long Beach, CA (1.9 miles ),
Signal Hill, CA (2.1 miles ),
La Palma, CA (2.1 miles ),
Los Alamitos, CA (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 33.85 N, Longitude: 118.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -19,991 (-24.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,223 (11.0%)

Area codes: 310, 562

Distribution of median household income in Lakewood, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lakewood, CA in 2017

Property values in Lakewood, CA

Lakewood satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Lakewood, CA
Historical housing units in Lakewood, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +5,676 (+7.7%).
Most common industries in Lakewood, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Lakewood, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.2%)

Average climate in Lakewood, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lakewood, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 135. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

135
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.398. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.398
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.641. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.641
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 27.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00770. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00770
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Lakewood-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 705% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from Lakewood center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 106.9 miles away from Lakewood center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from Lakewood center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 33.7 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from Lakewood center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Los Angeles County (52) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 34, Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 3, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lakewood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lakewood:

  • LAKEWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3700 E SOUTH ST)
  • SIERRA HOUSE (12632 206TH STREET)
  • DAVITA-LAKEWOOD DIALYSIS CENTER (4611 SILVA STREET)
  • ADMIRAL HOME HEALTH, INC (4010 WATSON PLAZA DRIVE SUITE 140)
  • JUBILEE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (4010 WATSON PLAZA DR STE 210)
  • RAE STAR HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC (5247 PARAMOUNT BLVD)

Heliports located in Lakewood:

Amtrak stations near Lakewood:

  • 7 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: SAN PEDRO (CATALINA TERMINAL, BERTH 95) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: FULLERTON (120 E. SANTA FE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lakewood:

  • Long Beach City College (about 2 miles; Long Beach, CA; Full-time enrollment: 15,602)
  • Cerritos College (about 3 miles; Norwalk, CA; FT enrollment: 13,090)
  • California State University-Long Beach (about 5 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 28,287)
  • El Camino College-Compton Center (about 6 miles; Compton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,506)
  • Cypress College (about 6 miles; Cypress, CA; FT enrollment: 8,732)
  • Trident University International (about 6 miles; Cypress, CA; FT enrollment: 5,974)
  • Wyotech-Long Beach (about 7 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 2,453)

Public high schools in Lakewood:

Private high school in Lakewood:

  • ST JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 679, Location: 5825 WOODRUFF AVE, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lakewood:

  • HOOVER MIDDLE (Students: 1,015, Location: 3501 COUNTRY CLUB DR., Grades: 6-8)
  • GOMPERS K-8 (Students: 672, Location: 5206 BRIERCREST AVE., Grades: KG-8)
  • MACARTHUR ELEMENTARY (Students: 452, Location: 6011 CENTRALIA ST., Grades: KG-5)
  • PALMS ELEMENTARY (Students: 424, Location: 12445 E. 207TH ST., Grades: KG-6)
  • RILEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 404, Location: 3319 SANDWOOD ST., Grades: KG-5)
  • HOLMES ELEMENTARY (Students: 398, Location: 5020 BARLIN AVE., Grades: KG-5)
  • WILLOW ELEMENTARY (Students: 366, Location: 11733 E. 205TH ST., Grades: KG-6)
  • CLEVELAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 322, Location: 4760 HACKETT AVE., Grades: KG-5)
  • ALOHA ELEMENTARY (Students: 281, Location: 11737 E. 214TH ST., Grades: KG-6)
  • CRAIG WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY (Location: 6144 N. CLARK AVE., Grades: KG-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Lakewood:

  • ST PANCRATIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 175, Location: 3601 SAINT PANCRATIUS PL, Grades: KG-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lakewood: Lakewood Golf Course (A), Angelo M Iacoboni Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library (B), Lakewood City Hall (C), George Nye Junior Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library (D), Lakewood Sheriffs Station (E), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 122 (F), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 94 (G), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 45 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sycamore Plaza Shopping Center (1), Lakewood Square Shopping Center (2), Lakewood Center Mall Shopping Center (3), Color Corner Shopping Center (4), Lakewood Marketplace Shopping Center (5), Carwood Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lakewood include: Assembly of God Church of Lakewood (A), Church of Christ (B), Emmanuel Church of Lakewood (C), First Southern Baptist Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Mayfair Community Reformed Church (F), Park Crest Christian Church (G), Saint Timothy Lutheran Church (H), Trinity United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Bouton Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Moody Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lakewood include: John Ford Stadium (1), Biscailuz Park (2), Jose del Valle Park (3), Mayfair Park (4), Simon Bolivar Park (5), Bloomfield Park (6), Boyar Park (7), Candleverde Park (8), Lakewood Equestrian Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jon Weber (baseball) - Baseball player, Greg LeMond - (born 1961), cyclist, Travis d'Arnaud - Baseball player, Bobby Crosby - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Oakland Athletics, born: Jan 12, 1980), Donnie Murphy - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Kansas City Royals, born: Mar 10, 1983), Kyle Korver - NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers, born: Mar 17, 1981), Natalie Golda - Water polo player, Bryton James - Actor, Shawn Moran - Speedway rider, Travis Ramsey - Ice hockey player.

Los Angeles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

76.8%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Lakewood in 2010:

  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Lakewood in 2000:

  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Lakewood (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lakewood Branch, Woodruff And South Branch, Hardwick Center Branch, Lakewood Pavilions Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lakewood Branch at 5059 Lakewood Boulevard, branch established on 1889/01/01; Lakewood Branch at 4909 Lakewood Boulevard, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Lakewood Ralphs Branch at 20137 Pioneer Boulevard, branch established on 2001/01/05; Woodruff Avenue Vons Branch at 4226 Woodruff Avenue, branch established on 2003/11/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Citibank, National Association: East Carson Street Branch at 5525 Carson Street, branch established on 1945/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank of Long Beach: Lakewood Branch at 5101 Lakewood Boulevard, branch established on 1966/07/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $4,659.3 mil, Deposits: $3,393.5 mil, headquarters in Long Beach, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Palomar Enterprises, Llc
  • Gateway Business Bank: Lakewood Branch at 4146 Woodruff Avenue, branch established on 2002/10/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $201.3 mil, Deposits: $173.3 mil, headquarters in Cerritos, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Gateway Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lakewood Center Branch at 4705 Silva Street, branch established on 1955/06/27. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Union Bank, National Association: Lakewood Branch at 5910 A South Street, branch established on 1967/11/03. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Lakewood Branch at 5240 Clark Avenue, branch established on 1959/06/05. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Lakewood:

Marital status in Lakewood, CA
  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Lakewood:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lakewood
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Neighborhoods in Lakewood:

(Lakewood, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lakewood, CA (based on Los Angeles County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,542,994275
Evangelical Protestant814,6113,249
Other451,5941,023
Mainline Protestant229,056860
Black Protestant112,338290
Orthodox63,51776
None4,604,495-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2,084
This county:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 32
Los Angeles County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 567
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,206
Los Angeles County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7,008
Here:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Los Angeles County:

7.5%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

18.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lakewood:

51.1%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lakewood:

20.4%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lakewood:

12.1%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lakewood:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lakewood:

31.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Lakewood:

56.8%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Lakewood:

80.6%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lakewood, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 58$421,413$87,18995$121,287
Other Government Administration 28$223,725$95,88219$10,999
Streets and Highways 24$186,844$93,4226$15,272
Water Supply 18$144,838$96,5591$2,524
Other and Unallocable 16$117,840$88,38015$24,573
Financial Administration 16$130,433$97,8252$3,901
Police - Other 7$53,904$92,40732$40,545
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$32,969$98,9070$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 171$1,311,966$92,068170$219,101

Lakewood government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,868,000 ($35.42)
    Water Utilities: $2,854,000 ($35.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,727,000 ($21.33)
    Police Protection: $543,000 ($6.71)
    Central Staff Services: $139,000 ($1.72)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $10,898,000 ($134.60)
    Central Staff Services: $6,894,000 ($85.15)
    Water Utilities: $6,334,000 ($78.23)
    Regular Highways: $5,880,000 ($72.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,928,000 ($60.86)
    Police Protection: $2,314,000 ($28.58)
    Financial Administration: $1,966,000 ($24.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,917,000 ($23.68)
    Transit Utilities: $1,818,000 ($22.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,104,000 ($13.64)
    General - Other: $748,000 ($9.24)
    Health - Other: $322,000 ($3.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $705,000 ($8.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $8,723,000 ($107.74)
    Other - General - Other: $679,000 ($8.39)
    Other - Regular Highways: $660,000 ($8.15)
    Other - Financial Administration: $484,000 ($5.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $543,000 ($6.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($0.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,029,000 ($222.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $164,000 ($2.03)

Lakewood government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,927,000 ($60.85)
    Other: $1,360,000 ($16.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $948,000 ($11.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $882,000 ($10.89)
    Highways: $150,000 ($1.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,420,000 ($17.54)
    Rents: $840,000 ($10.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $780,000 ($9.63)
    Sale of Property: $538,000 ($6.64)
    Interest Earnings: $236,000 ($2.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $36,000 ($0.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,329,000 ($127.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,876,000 ($23.17)
    Other: $1,141,000 ($14.09)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($0.40)
  • Tax - Property: $18,096,000 ($223.50)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,821,000 ($158.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,234,000 ($64.64)
    Other License: $815,000 ($10.07)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $508,000 ($6.27)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $231,000 ($2.85)
    Other: $78,000 ($0.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $46,000 ($0.57)

Lakewood government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,650,000 ($168.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,747,000 ($145.08)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,902,000 ($23.49)

Lakewood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,620,000 ($662.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,377,000 ($54.06)

3.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($67,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.12%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,909 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Orange County, CA  0.44% ($64,742 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.27% ($44,592)
from Riverside County, CA  0.16% ($46,622)


3.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,510 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Orange County, CA  0.53% ($74,627 average AGI)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.44% ($47,062)
to Riverside County, CA  0.25% ($57,313)
Businesses in Lakewood, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Jamba Juice1
7-Eleven6Jones New York2
99 Cents Only Stores1Journeys1
ALDO1KFC1
AT&T3Kohl's1
Aeropostale1Kroger2
Albertsons1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture2
Arby's2LensCrafters1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Avenue1Macy's1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marshalls1
Bakers1McDonald's7
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Blockbuster1Nike9
Burger King1Nordstrom1
CVS3OfficeMax1
Carl\s Jr.3Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chipotle1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut2
Church's Chicken1Quiznos1
Cinnabon 1RadioShack3
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster1
Costco1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Safeway3
Dennys3Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sephora1
El Pollo Loco3Spencer Gifts1
Express1Sprint Nextel2
Fashion Bug1Starbucks7
FedEx5Subway5
Foot Locker1T-Mobile9
Forever 211Taco Bell2
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Target1
GNC2Torrid1
GameStop4UPS2
Gap1Vans6
H&R Block4Verizon Wireless1
Hollister Co.1Victoria's Secret1
Home Depot1Vons3
HomeTown Buffet1Walgreens2
Hot Topic1Walmart1
IHOP1Wendy's1
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
Jack In The Box3YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lakewood:

  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTX (1390 AM; 5 kW; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: HI-FAVOR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lakewood:

  • KLAX-FM (97.9 FM; EAST LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLAX LICENSING, INC.)
  • KKJZ (88.1 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: CALIF. STATE UNIV LONG BEACH FOUND.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KBUE (105.5 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKBT (100.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Lakewood:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTLA-TV (Channel 5; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTLA INC.)
  • KABC-TV (Channel 7; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ABC HOLDING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCAL-TV (Channel 9; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF LOS ANGELES LLC)
  • KNBC (Channel 4; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (KNBC-TV), INC.)
  • KMEX-TV (Channel 34; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KMEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KAZA-TV (Channel 54; AVALON, CA; Owner: PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE LLC)
  • KDOC-TV (Channel 56; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: GOLDEN ORANGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOCE-TV (Channel 50; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES, COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KSCI (Channel 18; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: KSLS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lakewood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 328ft / 100mTotal length
  • $10,377,000Total costs
  • 828,166Total average daily traffic
  • 31,511Total average daily truck traffic
  • 715,015Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lakewood, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lakewood, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED309$366,849315$281,7811,863$283,847111$213,1603$1,946,84099$220,5170$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$376,19032$277,156192$319,14720$113,6110$09$184,4931$75,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$382,84648$308,595498$324,54346$143,8540$035$276,1603$90,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN47$369,30758$297,857390$310,40217$180,0041$292,35019$221,0870$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$397,23015$340,21697$320,1667$220,7490$02$233,1750$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 19 tracts in Lakewood, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$341,90322$362,759
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$360,86417$399,025
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$308,70410$338,841
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$315,9701$314,780
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$362,9001$325,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lakewood, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lakewood, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 70. The highest number of fire incidents - 122 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lakewood, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.5%), and Structure Fires (32.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lakewood, CA
    • 39440.5%Outside Fires
    • 31932.8%Structure Fires
    • 18519.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 757.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lakewood, CA
Most common first names in Lakewood, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John45173.6 years
Mary39178.3 years
Robert36970.2 years
William34872.8 years
James27470.5 years
Charles22173.1 years
George21774.6 years
Helen16877.7 years
Margaret16778.7 years
Ruth15377.2 years
Most common last names in Lakewood, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16775.3 years
Johnson12274.8 years
Brown8773.9 years
Jones8776.6 years
Miller8373.0 years
Williams7275.7 years
Davis7176.2 years
Anderson6977.7 years
Wilson6873.9 years
White5377.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lakewood, CA
  • 81.0%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Electricity
  • 2.3%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lakewood, CA
  • 62.7%Utility gas
  • 31.2%Electricity
  • 5.0%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Wood


Lakewood compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Lakewood on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with fewest building permits per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute from (largest negative percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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