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Population in 2012: 58,852 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 

Males: 28,819  (49.0%)
Females: 30,033  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  36.6 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98444, 98498, 98499.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,186 (it was $36,422 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$41,186
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,179

Lakewood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $203,605 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$203,605
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $294,984; Detached houses: $328,040; Townhouses or other attached units: $220,158; In 2-unit structures: $190,200; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $97,887; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $175,720; Mobile homes: $20,666; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $45,909

Median gross rent in 2012: $807.

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  • White alone - 32,639 (55.6%)
  • Hispanic - 9,651 (16.4%)
  • Black alone - 6,457 (11.0%)
  • Asian alone - 4,738 (8.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3,247 (5.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1,166 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 714 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 76 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lakewood: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.5%), English (7.7%), Irish (7.6%), United States (5.1%), Norwegian (2.9%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1996

Elevation: 260 feet

Land area: 17.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,439 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lakewood:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lakewood city:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

9,535 residents are foreign born (6.6% Asia, 2.3% Europe).

This city:  16.2%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 68 registered sex offenders living in Lakewood, Washington as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lakewood to the number of sex offenders is 865 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,943 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,756 (1.3%)

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: +3,543 (+6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,919 (28.3%)

Lakewood household income distribution Lakewood home values distribution

Property values in Lakewood, WA


 

Crime rates in Lakewood by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 7514337232021
per 100,000 10.38.51.76.75.05.111.93.55.33.50.03.41.7
Rapes 55625848476154475750404339
per 100,000 81.2104.896.880.879.0103.692.181.899.988.069.672.865.6
Robberies 170178134124137124147137145171137117108
per 100,000 251.0301.0223.6208.8230.3210.7250.6238.4254.0300.9238.4198.1181.8
Assaults 386202249247318303304309327342316344317
per 100,000 569.8341.6415.4416.0534.6514.8518.2537.7572.9601.9550.0582.3533.5
Burglaries 1,037767763874943872785890691588584603715
per 100,000 1530.81297.01273.01472.01585.31481.61338.21548.81210.61034.81016.41020.71203.4
Thefts 2,7342,4502,5492,7062,5682,4882,4092,2152,3502,1961,8801,8391,960
per 100,000 4036.04142.94252.74557.64317.24227.34106.63854.54117.03864.63271.93113.03298.8
Auto thefts 618529450441525558536619401256273287218
per 100,000 912.3894.5750.8742.8882.6948.1913.71077.2702.5450.5475.1485.8366.9
Arson 34282812352715172517101813
per 100,000 50.247.346.720.258.845.925.629.643.829.917.430.521.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 643.7613.5574.5594.0630.3634.8634.2626.8612.8575.5498.4496.8483.1

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 115 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Washington average:

1.47

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Lakewood, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +2,105 (+3.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Lakewood-area historical earthquake activity is above Washington state average. It is 338% 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 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 Lakewood center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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: 10, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jermaine Kearse - Football player, Jesse Hendrix - Player of and football, Max Komar - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Lakewood:

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

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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.

Local government website: www.design21.com/lakewoodcity

Colleges/Universities in Lakewood:

  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (Full-time enrollment: 3,085; Location: 9401 Farwest Dr SW; Public; Website: www.pierce.ctc.edu/)
  • Clover Park Technical College (FT enrollment: 2,757; 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: 3,298)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 6 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,801)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Bates Technical College (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • Highline Community College (about 19 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 3,722)
  • Green River Community College (about 20 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 5,056)

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)
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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 and reservoirs: 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.2. This is about average.
City:

37.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 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.:

0.464
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.3. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

33.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 16.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.2
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.64
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lakewood and their reported violations in the past:

ALONDA VILLA (Population served: 200, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CARRIAGE COURT TR CRT (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between APR-01-1998 and JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2000)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 35 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for American Indian residents, 22.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.8% for other race residents, 22.5% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lakewood, WA

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 compared to Washington state average:

Lakewood, Washington environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lakewood travel time to work - commute


Lakewood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Here29.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.7%9.7%8.9%7.4%4.8%
Congregations6.3%11.1%5.7%6.6%5.7%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.7%3.6%3.3%24.7%
Congregations6.1%1.1%2.5%6.3%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$75,800$56,8500$0
Other Government Administration 50$213,122$51,1491$1,263
Judicial and Legal 23$100,396$52,3814$6,364
Police Protection - Officers 108$659,392$73,2660$0
Police - Other 10$34,924$41,9092$1,745
Streets and Highways 20$110,612$66,3671$773
Welfare 2$4,648$27,8880$0
Parks and Recreation 23$54,142$28,2481$225
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 1$1,263
Totals for Government 252$1,253,036$59,66810$11,633

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,876,000 ($31.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $905,000 ($15.38)
    Sewerage: $69,000 ($1.17)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($0.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,066,000 ($205.02)
    Central Staff Services: $2,836,000 ($48.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,773,000 ($30.13)
    General - Other: $1,763,000 ($29.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,102,000 ($18.72)
    Regular Highways: $982,000 ($16.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $919,000 ($15.62)
    Financial Administration: $847,000 ($14.39)
    Sewerage: $706,000 ($12.00)
    Public Welfare - Other: $425,000 ($7.22)
    Health - Other: $217,000 ($3.69)
    Corrections - Other: $182,000 ($3.09)
    Correctional Institutions: $179,000 ($3.04)
    General Public Buildings: $135,000 ($2.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($0.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $2,887,000 ($49.06)
    Regular Highways: $947,000 ($16.09)
    Sewerage: $432,000 ($7.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,044,000 ($17.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $157,000 ($2.67)
    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 ($228.68)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,965,000 ($67.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($0.83)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($0.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $656,000 ($11.15)
    All Other: $525,000 ($8.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $344,000 ($5.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $844,000 ($14.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $537,000 ($9.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $252,000 ($4.28)
    Sale of Property: $83,000 ($1.41)
    General Revenue, NEC: $78,000 ($1.33)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,733,000 ($29.45)
    General Local Government Support: $661,000 ($11.23)
    All Other: $407,000 ($6.92)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,120,000 ($137.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,958,000 ($101.24)
    Property: $5,394,000 ($91.65)
    Amusements Sales: $2,766,000 ($47.00)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,035,000 ($34.58)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $944,000 ($16.04)
    Other License: $818,000 ($13.90)
    Other Selective Sales: $259,000 ($4.40)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $520,000 ($8.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $454,000 ($7.71)
    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 ($491.01)

8.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.78%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,479 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.41%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  2.51% ($46,071 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.41% ($37,310)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.27% ($42,426)


7.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($980 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  2.04% ($40,128 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.63% ($42,336)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($42,471)

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.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 56 meters (184ft)
Total costs: $48,100,000
Total average daily traffic: 606,088
Total average daily truck traffic: 48,956

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
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 Fitness1New Balance2
7-Eleven7Nike1
AT&T3Office Depot1
Ace Hardware1Old Navy1
Albertsons1Panda Express1
Applebee's1Panera Bread1
Avenue1Papa John's Pizza1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Payless1
Blockbuster1Penske2
Burger King1PetSmart1
Church's Chicken1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Discount Tire1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Red Robin1
DressBarn1Rite Aid1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx2Safeway1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop2Starbucks4
H&R Block6Subway4
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile3
Jack In The Box3Taco Bell2
KFC1Target1
Kmart1U-Haul2
La Quinta1UPS6
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless2
Little Caesars Pizza1Vons1
Lowe's1Walgreens1
Marshalls1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
McDonald's3YMCA1
Motherhood Maternity1
Browse common businesses in Lakewood, WA


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