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Lakewood, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Lakewood,WA index of house prices

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

Houses: 25,345 (23,763 occupied: 11,136 owner occupied, 13,393 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

55%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,481 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $217,162.

Median contract rent in 2015: $493 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $633)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $764


Median gross rent in Lakewood, WA in 2015: $550

Housing units in Lakewood with a mortgage: 6,543 (799 second mortgage, 688 home equity loan, 65 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,950

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $74,223

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $48,085

Median monthly housing costs: $891


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Lakewood, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $224,382 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$224,382
Washington:

$284,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,748 - $308,560

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $291,853
Here:

$291,853
State:

$372,342

Townhouses or other attached units: $213,538
Here:

$213,538
State:

$328,576

In 2-unit structures: $198,749
Here:

$198,749
State:

$284,354

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $216,497
Here:

$216,497
State:

$289,976

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,623
Here:

$239,623
State:

$305,496

Mobile homes: $18,603
Here:

$18,603
State:

$110,572

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,263
Here:

$29,263
State:

$127,350
Median year house/condo built: 1968

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 56,822
  • In family households: 46,103 (10,600 male householders, 4,602 female householders)
    10,872 spouses, 15,900 children (14,484 natural, 350 adopted, 1,066 stepchildren), 834 grandchildren, 468 brothers or sisters, 404 parents, 693 other relatives, 1,730 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,719 (4,220 male householders (3,360 living alone)), 4,480 female householders (3,711 living alone)), 2,019 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,495 (1,377 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,921 2-persons, 3,621 3-persons, 2,661 4-persons, 1,368 5-persons, 409 6-persons, 222 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,071 1-person, 1,381 2-persons, 195 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

7,727 married couples with children.
5,053 single-parent households (957 men, 4,096 women).

80.8% of residents of Lakewood speak English at home.
6.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
9.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 7,397 (12.7%)
(55.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 33no bedroom
  • 5991 bedroom
  • 2,0372 bedrooms
  • 5,6983 bedrooms
  • 2,2254 bedrooms
  • 7035+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lakewood, Washington:

  • 872no bedroom
  • 4,6461 bedroom
  • 4,9972 bedrooms
  • 1,6053 bedrooms
  • 3064 bedrooms
  • 425+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 354no vehicle
  • 3,2381 vehicle
  • 4,9182 vehicles
  • 2,1103 vehicles
  • 5004 vehicles
  • 1755+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population

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

  • 2,238no vehicle
  • 6,3661 vehicle
  • 3,2152 vehicles
  • 4733 vehicles
  • 1294 vehicles
  • 475+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lakewood, Washington:

  • 331 room
  • 1712 rooms
  • 6073 rooms
  • 9944 rooms
  • 1,7145 rooms
  • 2,5536 rooms
  • 2,2477 rooms
  • 1,4558 rooms
  • 1,5219+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lakewood, Washington:

  • 8341 room
  • 1,7412 rooms
  • 2,9513 rooms
  • 3,6014 rooms
  • 1,9555 rooms
  • 7826 rooms
  • 3227 rooms
  • 1658 rooms
  • 1179+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population

Year house built

Median 2015 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
  • 2,512Less than $10,000
  • 1,852$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,798$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,837$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,778$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,654$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,652$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,381$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,208$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,051$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,792$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,373$75,000 to $99,999
  • 879$100,000 to $124,999
  • 386$125,000 to $149,999
  • 333$150,000 to $199,999
  • 416$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Lakewood, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Lakewood, WA
  • 355Less than $10,000
  • 106$10,000 to $14,999
  • 314$15,000 to $19,999
  • 76$20,000 to $24,999
  • 14$25,000 to $29,999
  • 50$30,000 to $34,999
  • 107$40,000 to $49,999
  • 90$60,000 to $69,999
  • 145$70,000 to $79,999
  • 146$80,000 to $89,999
  • 45$90,000 to $99,999
  • 450$100,000 to $124,999
  • 479$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,014$150,000 to $174,999
  • 923$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,069$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,652$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,437$300,000 to $399,999
  • 384$400,000 to $499,999
  • 538$500,000 to $749,999
  • 140$750,000 to $999,999
  • 139$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 11$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 68$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Lakewood, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Lakewood, WA
  • 27Less than $100
  • 14$100 to $149
  • 42$150 to $199
  • 204$200 to $249
  • 33$250 to $299
  • 104$300 to $349
  • 105$350 to $399
  • 131$400 to $449
  • 197$450 to $499
  • 429$500 to $549
  • 858$550 to $599
  • 1,176$600 to $649
  • 1,010$650 to $699
  • 1,048$700 to $749
  • 841$750 to $799
  • 1,882$800 to $899
  • 1,238$900 to $999
  • 1,833$1,000 to $1,249
  • 607$1,250 to $1,499
  • 451$1,500 to $1,999
  • 72$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2$2,500 to $2,999
  • 301No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,1951995 to March 2000
  • 1,0891990 to 1994
  • 9111985 to 1989
  • 8791980 to 1984
  • 6921975 to 1979
  • 6191970 to 1974
  • 3211965 to 1969
  • 1,691Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Lakewood population
Lakewood commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 662
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,288
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,517
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,538
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,310
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,155
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,037
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 387
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 524
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,424
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,393
  • 90 or more minutes: 664
Lakewood, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 81.2%
Number of people working at home: 596 (2.4% of all workers)

Lakewood mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 18,437 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 3,644 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 925 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 18 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 45 (0%)
  • Walked: 573 (2%)
  • Other means: 220 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 596 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 19,784
 German: 6,327
 Irish: 3,227
 English: 3,143
 United States or American: 2,612
 Norwegian: 1,695
 Italian: 1,427
 European: 883
 French (except Basque): 798
 Scotch-Irish: 733
 Scottish: 708
 Swedish: 697
 Polish: 690
 Dutch: 531
 French Canadian: 367
 Subsaharan African:: 284
 Scandinavian: 240
 Danish: 236
 African: 230
 Welsh: 214
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 203
 British: 199
 Portuguese: 182
 Swiss: 169
 Austrian: 144
 Finnish: 138
 Czech: 123
 Greek: 122
 Canadian: 116
 Russian: 112
 Jamaican: 111
 Hungarian: 97
 Ukrainian: 84
 Lithuanian: 77
 Czechoslovakian: 76
 Haitian: 64
 Celtic: 63
 Romanian: 49
 Yugoslavian: 38
 Arab:: 33
 Pennsylvania German: 29
 Slovak: 29
 West Indian: 28
 German Russian: 28
 Nigerian: 23
 Northern European: 21
 Slavic: 20
 Kenyan: 17
 Lebanese: 17
 Guyanese: 17
 Croatian: 17
 Arab/Arabic: 16
 Australian: 15
 Israeli: 14
 Luxemburger: 14
 Other Subsaharan African: 14
 Basque: 12
 Slovene: 12
 Icelander: 12
 Acadian/Cajun: 10
 Maltese: 10
 Armenian: 9
 Bulgarian: 8
 Serbian: 7
 Iranian: 7
 Belgian: 6
 Eastern European: 5

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

  • 26%Korea
  • 14%Mexico
  • 12%Germany
  • 12%Philippines
  • 6%Japan
  • 3%Canada
  • 3%United Kingdom

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

  • This state: 21,034
  • Northeast: 3,307
  • Midwest: 6,421
  • South: 7,525
  • West: 10,070

44% of Lakewood residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 85
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 33
  • 5th and 6th grade: 161
  • 7th and 8th grade: 334
  • 9th grade: 375
  • 10th grade: 282
  • 11th grade: 474
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 600
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,721
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,527
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,379
  • Associate degree: 1,639
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,593
  • Master's degree: 1,094
  • Professional school degree: 525
  • Doctorate degree: 176

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 172
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 57
  • 5th and 6th grade: 249
  • 7th and 8th grade: 543
  • 9th grade: 466
  • 10th grade: 422
  • 11th grade: 475
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 753
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,005
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,897
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,170
  • Associate degree: 1,558
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,473
  • Master's degree: 973
  • Professional school degree: 262
  • Doctorate degree: 114

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 7.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 7.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.4%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 9.2%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.9%Males
  • 18.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 15.5%Males
  • 10.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.6%Males
  • 15.7%Females
Lakewood marital status for males
Lakewood marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,021
  • One, attached: 960
  • Two: 1,011
  • 3 or 4: 1,522
  • 5 to 9: 2,553
  • 10 to 19: 2,964
  • 20 to 49: 1,316
  • 50 or more: 1,494
  • Mobile homes: 1,441
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 63

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,359

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Lakewood:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 59.7%Utility gas
  • 34.2%Electricity
  • 4.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 81.2%Electricity
  • 15.6%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 596
Here:

9.5%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 269
Here:

8.4%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 302
Here:

11.7%
Washington:

15.7%

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)