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Total population: 59,610 (Urban population: 58,317, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 27,389 (25,207 occupied: 10,847 owner occupied, 14,499 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

57%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,600 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $289,598.

Median contract rent in 2016: $493 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $633)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $777


Median gross rent in Lakewood, WA in 2016: $550

Housing units in Lakewood with a mortgage: 6,731 (320 second mortgage, 622 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,173

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $80,590

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,177

Median monthly housing costs: $962


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Lakewood, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $247,728 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$247,728
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $180,469 - $322,158

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $311,804
Here:

$311,804
State:

$404,096

Townhouses or other attached units: $235,967
Here:

$235,967
State:

$385,704

In 2-unit structures: $189,622
Here:

$189,622
State:

$303,123

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $211,070
Here:

$211,070
State:

$347,873

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $274,251
Here:

$274,251
State:

$370,648

Mobile homes: $27,306
Here:

$27,306
State:

$116,190

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,854
Here:

$10,854
State:

$133,868
Median year house/condo built: 1969

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 61,518
  • In family households: 47,014 (7,844 male householders, 6,416 female householders)
    9,840 spouses, 16,778 children (15,425 natural, 328 adopted, 994 stepchildren), 1,010 grandchildren, 649 brothers or sisters, 1,098 parents, 1,373 other relatives, 2,053 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,281 (5,504 male householders (4,629 living alone)), 5,456 female householders (4,754 living alone)), 2,358 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,224

Size of family households: 6,595 2-persons, 3,387 3-persons, 2,565 4-persons, 1,051 5-persons, 369 6-persons, 326 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,380 1-person, 1,338 2-persons, 172 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

7,721 married couples with children.
4,269 single-parent households (919 men, 3,350 women).

77.2% of residents of Lakewood speak English at home.
10.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
8.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 9,866 (16.0%)
(51.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.8
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lakewood, Washington:

  • 20no bedroom
  • 3961 bedroom
  • 1,8222 bedrooms
  • 5,3823 bedrooms
  • 2,5494 bedrooms
  • 7205+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lakewood, Washington:

  • 724no bedroom
  • 5,0991 bedroom
  • 6,3182 bedrooms
  • 2,0813 bedrooms
  • 3944 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Lakewood in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 250no vehicle
  • 3,2221 vehicle
  • 4,0852 vehicles
  • 2,1253 vehicles
  • 8324 vehicles
  • 3295+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population

Cars and other vehicles available in Lakewood in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,094no vehicle
  • 7,2261 vehicle
  • 3,8862 vehicles
  • 8883 vehicles
  • 2454 vehicles
  • 815+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lakewood, Washington:

  • 101 room
  • 492 rooms
  • 2503 rooms
  • 1,0574 rooms
  • 2,1285 rooms
  • 2,3386 rooms
  • 1,7887 rooms
  • 1,2568 rooms
  • 1,9669+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lakewood, Washington:

  • 6471 room
  • 1,4942 rooms
  • 3,8603 rooms
  • 4,6704 rooms
  • 2,1735 rooms
  • 1,0686 rooms
  • 4057 rooms
  • 2258 rooms
  • 1849+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Lakewood, WA household income distribution

  • Lakewood, WA household income distribution
  • 2,026Less than $10,000
  • 1,213$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,186$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,056$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,579$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,359$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,207$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,167$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,114$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,032$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,431$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,980$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,669$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,193$125,000 to $149,999
  • 722$150,000 to $199,999
  • 828$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Lakewood, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Lakewood, WA
  • 244Less than $10,000
  • 62$10,000 to $14,999
  • 138$15,000 to $19,999
  • 73$20,000 to $24,999
  • 36$25,000 to $29,999
  • 26$30,000 to $34,999
  • 142$40,000 to $49,999
  • 24$60,000 to $69,999
  • 162$70,000 to $79,999
  • 172$80,000 to $89,999
  • 29$90,000 to $99,999
  • 328$100,000 to $124,999
  • 400$125,000 to $149,999
  • 715$150,000 to $174,999
  • 688$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,054$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,899$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,633$300,000 to $399,999
  • 517$400,000 to $499,999
  • 517$500,000 to $749,999
  • 223$750,000 to $999,999
  • 132$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 34$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 70$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Lakewood, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Lakewood, WA
  • 119Less than $100
  • 19$100 to $149
  • 18$150 to $199
  • 132$200 to $249
  • 69$250 to $299
  • 114$300 to $349
  • 30$350 to $399
  • 88$400 to $449
  • 333$450 to $499
  • 849$500 to $549
  • 694$550 to $599
  • 1,255$600 to $649
  • 895$650 to $699
  • 883$700 to $749
  • 714$750 to $799
  • 1,615$800 to $899
  • 1,476$900 to $999
  • 2,197$1,000 to $1,249
  • 731$1,250 to $1,499
  • 976$1,500 to $1,999
  • 111$2,000 to $2,499
  • 242No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,9232010 or later
  • 3,3142000 to 2009
  • 1,4401990 to 1999
  • 1,7901980 to 1989
  • 1,3111970 to 1979
  • 2,012Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population
Lakewood commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 515
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,975
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,586
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,358
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,367
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,851
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,875
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 582
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,027
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,857
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,370
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,729
Lakewood, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 79.8%
Number of people working at home: 431 (1.6% of all workers)

Lakewood mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 22,644 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 2,440 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 406 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 66 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 56 (0%)
  • Taxi: 200 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 89 (0%)
  • Walked: 483 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 431 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 2,445
 American: 1,222
 Irish: 1,195
 English: 1,068
 European: 1,051
 Norwegian: 608
 Italian: 340
 African: 272
 Dutch: 249
 Scottish: 229
 Romanian: 219
 Russian: 195
 Polish: 147
 Scotch-Irish: 144
 British: 143
 Northern European: 142
 Swedish: 126
 Ukrainian: 110
 French Canadian: 95
 Hungarian: 94
 Danish: 89
 Eastern European: 86
 French (except Basque): 85
 Scandinavian: 84
 Czech: 61
 Finnish: 57
 Iranian: 48
 Jamaican: 40
 Somali: 39
 Liberian: 35
 Brazilian: 34
 Latvian: 31
 Greek: 31
 Belizean: 30
 Welsh: 30
 Pennsylvania German: 25
 Portuguese: 23
 Croatian: 20
 Ethiopian: 18
 Icelander: 18
 Haitian: 17
 Swiss: 17
 Slovene: 17
 Canadian: 15
 Slovak: 14
 Slavic: 12
 Afghan: 12
 Ugandan: 12
 British West Indian: 11
 Lithuanian: 11
 Armenian: 11
 Kenyan: 11
 Czechoslovakian: 9
 Moroccan: 9
 Cajun: 8
 Australian: 7
 Austrian: 7
 Belgian: 6
 Luxemburger: 6
 New Zealander: 1

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 25%Mexico
  • 15%Philippines
  • 13%Korea
  • 6%Germany
  • 5%India
  • 3%Japan
  • 3%Vietnam

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23,170
  • Other state: 26,178
  • Northeast: 3,005
  • Midwest: 5,949
  • South: 6,620
  • West: 10,659

76% of Lakewood residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Washington.

Lakewood:

76.0%
State average:

82.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 198
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 124
  • 5th and 6th grade: 189
  • 7th and 8th grade: 413
  • 9th grade: 242
  • 10th grade: 242
  • 11th grade: 414
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 533
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,143
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,213
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,074
  • Associate degree: 2,580
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,643
  • Master's degree: 1,102
  • Professional school degree: 325
  • Doctorate degree: 230

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 346
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 99
  • 5th and 6th grade: 239
  • 7th and 8th grade: 474
  • 9th grade: 168
  • 10th grade: 240
  • 11th grade: 312
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 558
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,828
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,742
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,104
  • Associate degree: 2,330
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,254
  • Master's degree: 1,307
  • Professional school degree: 252
  • Doctorate degree: 261

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 10.1%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 7.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 11.2%Males
  • 42.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.5%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 17.0%Males
  • 12.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.8%Males
  • 9.1%Females
Lakewood marital status for males
Lakewood marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,430
  • One, attached: 1,849
  • Two: 899
  • 3 or 4: 1,989
  • 5 to 9: 3,165
  • 10 to 19: 2,586
  • 20 to 49: 1,631
  • 50 or more: 1,351
  • Mobile homes: 1,429
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 51

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,200

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Lakewood:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lakewood
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (57.2%)
  • Electricity (38.2%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Electricity (85.4%)
  • Utility gas (13.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 337
Here:

6.4%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 126
Here:

4.9%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 336
Here:

9.0%
Washington:

16.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)