Lakewood, Washington

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Population in 2013: 59,097 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 28,731  (48.6%)
Females: 30,366  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98444, 98498, 98499.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,231 (it was $36,422 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$42,231
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,881 (it was $20,569 in 2000)

Lakewood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $207,602 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$207,602
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $248,356; Detached houses: $263,853; Townhouses or other attached units: $219,496; In 2-unit structures: $181,905; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,771; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,077; Mobile homes: $92,564; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,288

Median gross rent in 2013: $825.

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  • Races in Lakewood, WA (2013)

    Lakewood races chart
    • 31,85353.6%White alone
    • 11,02418.5%Hispanic
    • 5,8799.9%Black alone
    • 5,5209.3%Asian alone
    • 2,8364.8%Two or more races
    • 1,4462.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1,1551.9%American Indian alone
    • 1610.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lakewood: 109.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.4%), English (7.5%), Irish (7.3%), United States (4.5%), Norwegian (3.0%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1996

Elevation: 260 feet

Land area: 17.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,453 people per square mile   (average).

Lakewood,WA real estate house value index trend

Lakewood, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Lakewood:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lakewood city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

9,504 residents are foreign born (6.5% Asia, 5.6% Latin America, 2.4% Europe).

This city:

16.0%
Washington:

13.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 70 registered sex offenders living in Lakewood, Washington as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lakewood to the number of sex offenders is 841 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,859 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,693 (1.4%)

Lakewood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (33.2 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (930.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: McChord AFB, WA (1.5 miles ), Steilacoom, WA (1.8 miles ), Fort Lewis, WA (2.0 miles ), University Place, WA (2.0 miles ), North Fort Lewis, WA (2.1 miles ), Parkland, WA (2.1 miles ), Fircrest, WA (2.2 miles ), Ketron Island, WA (2.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 61 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 1998: 67 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 1999: 96 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2000: 55 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 185 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $305,500
  • 2008: 51 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $282,200
  • 2010: 30 buildings, average cost: $244,600
  • 2011: 27 buildings, average cost: $287,600
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $250,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.16 N, Longitude: 122.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,412 (+4.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,145 (25.4%)

Lakewood household income distribution Lakewood home values distribution

Property values in Lakewood, WA


Crime rates in Lakewood by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 5143372320212
per 100,000 8.51.76.75.05.111.93.55.33.50.03.41.73.4
Rapes 62584847615447575040433941
per 100,000 104.896.880.879.0103.692.181.899.988.069.672.865.669.4
Robberies 17813412413712414713714517113711710890
per 100,000 301.0223.6208.8230.3210.7250.6238.4254.0300.9238.4198.1181.8152.4
Assaults 202249247318303304309327342316344317277
per 100,000 341.6415.4416.0534.6514.8518.2537.7572.9601.9550.0582.3533.5469.0
Burglaries 767763874943872785890691588584603715674
per 100,000 1,297.01,273.01,472.01,585.31,481.61,338.21,548.81,210.61,034.81,016.41,020.71,203.41,141.3
Thefts 2,4502,5492,7062,5682,4882,4092,2152,3502,1961,8801,8391,9601,770
per 100,000 4,142.94,252.74,557.64,317.24,227.34,106.63,854.54,117.03,864.63,271.93,113.03,298.82,997.1
Auto thefts 529450441525558536619401256273287218207
per 100,000 894.5750.8742.8882.6948.1913.71,077.2702.5450.5475.1485.8366.9350.5
Arson 28281235271517251710181314
per 100,000 47.346.720.258.845.925.629.643.829.917.430.521.923.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 613.5574.6594.0630.3634.9634.3626.8612.8575.6498.4496.8483.2448.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lakewood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 115 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Washington average:

1.49

Lakewood tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2,105 (+3.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Work and jobs in Lakewood: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lakewood, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lakewood, Washington average temperatures Lakewood, Washington average precipitation Lakewood, Washington humidity Lakewood, Washington wind speed Lakewood, Washington snowfall Lakewood, Washington sunshine Lakewood, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Lakewood-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 6.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 5.7 miles away from Lakewood center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 13.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 34.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 471.7 miles away from Lakewood center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lakewood topographic map

Birthplace of: Jermaine Kearse - Football player, Jesse Hendrix - Player of and football, Max Komar - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Lakewood:

  • ST CLARE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 11315 BRIDGEPORT WAY S W)
  • LAKEWOOD COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (5919 LAKEWOOD TOWNE CENTER BLVD SW #A)
  • PUGET SOUND HOME HEALTH CARE (7714 BRIDGEPORT WAY)

located in Lakewood:

Amtrak stations near Lakewood:

  • 8 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: OLYMPIA/LACEY (OLYMPIA, 6600 YELM HWY. S.E.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Lakewood:

  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (Full-time enrollment: 5,228; Location: 9401 Farwest Dr SW; Public; Website: www.pierce.ctc.edu)
  • Clover Park Technical College (FT enrollment: 4,185; Location: 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW; Public; Website: www.cptc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lakewood:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 5 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,548)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 6 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 12 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Highline Community College (about 19 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)

Public high schools in Lakewood:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lakewood:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lakewood:

  • ST FRANCES CABRINI SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: 5621 108TH ST SW; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARY'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 10630 GRAVELLY LAKE DR SW; Grades: PK - 4)
See full list of schools located in Lakewood

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Some other universities with over 2000 students located near Lakewood, WA: Pacific Lutheran University (Parkland) and University of Puget Sound. Also, University of Washington has a Tacoma branch and City Univeristy has a TAcoma branch near Lakewood.

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Notable locations in Lakewood: Tacoma Country Club (A), Chambers Creek Rearing Pond (B), Lakewood Tacoma Industrial Park (C), Lakewood Towne Center (D), Lakewood Colonial Center (E), Oakbrook Golf and Country Club (F), Tillicum Siding (G), Fort Steilacoom Golf Course (H), Fort Lewis - McChord Fire and Emergency Services Station 106 (I), Lakewood Health Care Center (J), Georgian House Nursing Home (K), Pierce County Fire District 2 Lakewood Fire Department Station 2 - 0 Headquarters (L), Pierce County Fire District 2 Lakewood Fire Department Station 2 - 3 (M), Pierce County Fire District 2 Lakewood Fire Department Station 2 - 2 (N), Pierce County Fire District 2 Lakewood Fire Department Station 2 - 4 (O), McNeil Island Fire Department (P), Pierce County Fire District 2 Lakewood Fire Department Station 21 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Thunderbird Shopping Center (1), B and I Shopping Center (2), Bridgeport Mall (3), South Tacoma Village Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lakewood include: Mount Sinai Baptist Church (A), New Hope Community Church (B), Saint Marys Episcopal Church (C), Bible Baptist Church of Tacoma (D), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (E), Refreshing Springs Church (F), Saint Francis Cabrini Church (G), Saint John Bosco Church (H), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Home of Peace Cemetery (1), Mount View Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lost Lake (A), Lake Louise (B), American Lake (C), Boyles Lake (D), Carp Lake (E), Emerson Lake (F), Waughop Lake (G), Gravelly Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Clover Creek (A), Flett Creek (B), Ponce De Leon Creek (C), Steilacoom Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lakewood include: American Lake North County Park (1), Fort Steilacoom County Park (2), American Lake South County Park (3), South Tacoma State Game Farm (4), South Tacoma State Game Refuge (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Museum Antiques & Aviation Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5928 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest) (1), Spieth Glen E (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5928 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Fort Clarke Motel (12704 Pacific Highway Southwest) (1), Night's Inn (9325 S Tacoma Way) (2), Home Motel (11621 Pacific Highway Southwest) (3), Best Western Lakewood Motor Inn (6125 Motor Ave Sw) (4), Best Value Inn (4215 Sharondale Street Southwest) (5), Madigan Motel (12039 Pacific Highway Southwest) (6), LA Casa Motel (12801 Pacific Highway Southwest) (7), Biltmore Motel (12701 Pacific Highway Southwest) (8), Fort Lewis Apartment-Motel (12215 Pacific Highway Southwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Dara Court (8326 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.303

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.24
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for Black residents, 39.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.6% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.0% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lakewood in 2010:

  • 794 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 164 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 152 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 46 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 42 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Lakewood in 2000:

  • 981 people in state prisons
  • 323 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 48 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in halfway houses
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in crews of maritime vessels

Lakewood, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Lakewood compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with most branches in Lakewood (2011 data):

  • Columbia State Bank: Lakewood Branch at 6202 Mount Tacoma Drive Sw, branch established on 1994/03/11. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lakewood Mall Branch at 10225 Gravelly Lake Drive, S.W., branch established on 1957/03/15. 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
  • Pacific International Bank: Lakewood Branch at 8608 South Tacoma Way, branch established on 2003/12/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $229.6 mil, Deposits: $179.9 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Pacific International Bancorp, Inc.
  • Washington Federal: Bridgeport Way Branch at 9919 Bridgeport Way Sw, branch established on 1996/11/30. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • Northwest Commercial Bank: at 5726 100th S.W., branch established on 2002/07/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.1 mil, Deposits: $66.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Umpqua Bank: Lakewood Branch at 6015 100th Street Sw, branch established on 2001/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • KeyBank National Association: Oakbrook Branch at 8017 Steilacoom Boulevard, branch established on 1987/04/27. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • UniBank: Tacoma Market Branch at 9701 S. Tacoma Way, Suite 107, branch established on 2010/01/11. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $164.9 mil, Deposits: $126.6 mil, headquarters in Lynnwood, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: U & I Financial Corp.
  • HomeStreet Bank: Lakewood Branch at 10802 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest, branch established on 2000/01/03. Info updated 2010/08/31: Bank assets: $2,248.5 mil, Deposits: $2,011.6 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lakewood, Washington:

  • Best Western Lakewood Motor Inn, 6125 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 , Phone: (253) 584-2212, Fax: (253) 588-5546
  • Ramada Inn-Tacoma-Lakewood, 9920 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499 , Phone: (253) 588-5241, Fax: (253) 581-0652
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 11751 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 , Phone: (253) 582-7000, Fax: (253) 584-7001
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 4215 Sharondale SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 , Phone: (253) 589-8800, Fax: (253) 589-9462
  • Golden Lion Motor Inn, 9021 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98497 , Phone: (253) 330-2171, Fax: (253) 582-8888
  • Candlewood Suites Tacoma/Lakewood, 10720 Pacific Highway SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 , Phone: (253) 584-0868, Fax: (253) 584-1330
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lakewood, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Washington average:

11.4

Lakewood travel time to work - commute Lakewood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Lakewood:

(Lakewood, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lakewood city (based on Pierce County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
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: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$133,534$94,2593$17,220
Other Government Administration 29$172,938$71,56110$13,644
Judicial and Legal 23$112,932$58,9216$23,840
Police Protection - Officers 93$757,652$97,7620$0
Police - Other 20$107,446$64,4680$0
Streets and Highways 32$193,954$72,7331$490
Welfare 1$4,822$57,8640$0
Parks and Recreation 19$59,394$37,5121$2,248
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$11,608$69,6480$0
Other and Unallocable 4$20,144$60,4320$0
Totals for Government 240$1,574,424$78,72121$57,442

Lakewood government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,876,000 ($31.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $905,000 ($15.31)
    Sewerage: $69,000 ($1.17)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($0.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,066,000 ($204.17)
    Central Staff Services: $2,836,000 ($47.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,773,000 ($30.00)
    General - Other: $1,763,000 ($29.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,102,000 ($18.65)
    Regular Highways: $982,000 ($16.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $919,000 ($15.55)
    Financial Administration: $847,000 ($14.33)
    Sewerage: $706,000 ($11.95)
    Public Welfare - Other: $425,000 ($7.19)
    Health - Other: $217,000 ($3.67)
    Corrections - Other: $182,000 ($3.08)
    Correctional Institutions: $179,000 ($3.03)
    General Public Buildings: $135,000 ($2.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($0.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $2,887,000 ($48.85)
    Regular Highways: $947,000 ($16.02)
    Sewerage: $432,000 ($7.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,044,000 ($17.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $157,000 ($2.66)
    Financial Administration: $73,000 ($1.24)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($0.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($0.63)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.10)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,458,000 ($227.73)

Lakewood government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,965,000 ($67.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($0.83)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($0.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $656,000 ($11.10)
    All Other: $525,000 ($8.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $344,000 ($5.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $844,000 ($14.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $537,000 ($9.09)
    Donations From Private Sources: $252,000 ($4.26)
    Sale of Property: $83,000 ($1.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $78,000 ($1.32)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,733,000 ($29.32)
    General Local Government Support: $661,000 ($11.19)
    All Other: $407,000 ($6.89)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,120,000 ($137.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,958,000 ($100.82)
    Property: $5,394,000 ($91.27)
    Amusements Sales: $2,766,000 ($46.80)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,035,000 ($34.43)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $944,000 ($15.97)
    Other License: $818,000 ($13.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $259,000 ($4.38)

Lakewood government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $520,000 ($8.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $454,000 ($7.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,000 ($1.12)

Lakewood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,897,000 ($488.98)

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,324 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.32%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.88% ($41,813 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.46% ($38,725)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.24% ($38,774)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,251 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.24%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.95% ($40,149 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.48% ($38,385)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($41,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lakewood:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KNTB (1480 AM; 1 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: FTP CORPORATION)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lakewood:

  • KVTI (90.9 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lakewood:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Lakewood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 103m338ftTotal length
  • $82,174,000Total costs
  • 1,028,501Total average daily traffic
  • 86,692Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 121950-1959
  • 41970-1979
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lakewood, WA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 7 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 ORIGINATED250$220,369122$235,1111,090$212,25755$124,9078$1,420,96492$157,1242$141,690
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$185,66017$189,226129$218,74815$52,6911$647,40013$135,7503$90,253
APPLICATIONS DENIED39$206,79151$193,285416$228,24236$104,7493$1,014,37750$167,68815$86,183
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN33$211,09715$277,408307$239,90421$180,1491$996,00022$212,6582$138,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$187,2906$386,92381$228,2682$289,0850$05$198,3380$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 14 tracts in Lakewood, WA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$226,31321$252,181
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$249,00010$260,272
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$278,8808$256,414
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$188,6103$262,453
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$243,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 269
  • Hazardous Condition: 371
  • Service Call: 26
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Lakewood

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lakewood, WA
Most common first names in Lakewood, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28573.6 years
Robert26870.5 years
William23671.2 years
James22968.5 years
Mary19077.1 years
George13673.2 years
Charles13672.1 years
Richard12866.1 years
Helen12079.0 years
Dorothy10479.1 years
Most common last names in Lakewood, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11172.5 years
Smith11174.4 years
Anderson8373.9 years
Miller6171.9 years
Jones6171.2 years
Williams5470.8 years
Davis5369.1 years
Brown5373.6 years
Wilson4374.5 years
Thompson4374.3 years
Businesses in Lakewood, WA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1MasterBrand Cabinets1
7-Eleven7McDonald's3
AT&T3Motherhood Maternity1
Ace Hardware1New Balance2
Albertsons1Nike1
Applebee's1Office Depot1
Avenue1Old Navy1
Barnes & Noble1Panda Express1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panera Bread1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
Carl\s Jr.1Penske2
Church's Chicken1PetSmart1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Discount Tire1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Red Robin1
DressBarn1Rite Aid1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Famous Footwear1Safeway1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks4
Ford1Subway4
GameStop2T-Mobile3
H&R Block6Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1Target1
Jack In The Box3U-Haul2
KFC1UPS6
Kmart1Verizon Wireless2
La Quinta1Vons1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
Marshalls1YMCA1

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  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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