Lakewood, WA

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2022 Population
63,142
0.27% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.2
1.4% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.7%
7.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$65,531
8.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$406,500
22.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,431
1.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lakewood, WA had a population of 63.1k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $65,531. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lakewood, WA grew from 62,972 to 63,142, a 0.27% increase and its median household income grew from $60,534 to $65,531, a 8.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (10.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.53%), and White (Hispanic) (6.35%).

None of the households in Lakewood, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.9% of the residents in Lakewood, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lakewood, WA are Pierce College District (1,952 degrees awarded in 2022) and Clover Park Technical College (1,633 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lakewood, WA was $406,500, and the homeownership rate was 43.6%.

Most people in Lakewood, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakewood, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lakewood, WA is home to a population of 63.1k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.3% of Lakewood, WA residents were born outside of the country (9.63k people).

In 2022, there were 3.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Lakewood, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.9%
2022 Citizenship
93.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.9% of Lakewood, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lakewood, WA was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.4k ± 1.61k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.66k ± 1.26k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.52k ± 1.01k
18.1%
Hispanic Population
11.4k people

In 2022, there were 3.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Lakewood, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.1% of the people in Lakewood, WA are hispanic (11.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lakewood, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.63k people
14.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.91k people

As of 2022, 15.3% of Lakewood, WA residents (9.63k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakewood, WA was 14.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,852 ± 405
  2. Vietnam
    1,778 ± 271
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,190 ± 282

Lakewood, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lakewood, WA employs 28.4k people. The largest industries in Lakewood, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,443 people), Retail Trade (3,468 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,382 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,938), Public Administration ($74,517), and Information ($64,750).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28.4k
2022 Value
± 1,558
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 7.73%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lakewood, WA grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 28k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakewood, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,941 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,481 people), and Management Occupations (2,422 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakewood, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.4k
2022 Value
± 1,558
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 7.73%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lakewood, WA grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 28k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakewood, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,443 people), Retail Trade (3,468 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,382 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakewood, WA, though some of these residents may live in Lakewood, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,329
Median earning men ± $4,295
$37,702
Median earning women ± $2,439

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($95,069), Public Administration ($83,313), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,609), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,276).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lakewood, WA awarded 3,585 degrees. The student population of Lakewood, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,295 male students and 7,128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lakewood, WA are White (1,823 and 51.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (536 and 15.2%), Two or More Races (390 and 11.1%), and Black or African American (285 and 8.1%).

The largest universities in Lakewood, WA by number of degrees awarded are Pierce College District (1,952 and 54.4%) and Clover Park Technical College (1,633 and 45.6%).

The most popular majors in Lakewood, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,233 and 34.4%), Computer & Information Systems Security (330 and 9.21%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (119 and 3.32%).

The median tuition cost in Lakewood, WA for a public four year colleges is $4,602 for in-state students and $4,784 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 11,423 students enrolled in Lakewood, WA, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,026 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,233 degrees awarded
  2. 92 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lakewood, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,233 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lakewood, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,952 degrees awarded
  2. 1,633 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pierce College District with 1,952 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,605 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lakewood, WA, which is 0.811 times less than the 1,980 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,823 degrees mean that there were 3.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 536 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,602) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($657) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($920) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakewood, WA was $406,500 in 2022, which is 1.44 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $331,500 to $406,500, a 22.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakewood, WA is 43.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lakewood, WA have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lakewood, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lakewood, WA is $65,531. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lakewood, WA was Census Tract 719.02 with a value of $104,079, followed by Census Tract 721.07 and Census Tract 721.05, with respective values of $103,393 and $103,333.

Property

$406,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,252
$11,488
Median Property Taxes
±$776

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lakewood, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

43.6%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 43.6% of the housing units in Lakewood, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 43.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 719.02
  2. Census Tract 721.07
  3. Census Tract 721.05

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakewood, WA was Census Tract 719.02 with a value of $104,079, followed by Census Tract 721.07 and Census Tract 721.05, with respective values of $103,393 and $103,333.

The following map shows all of the places in Lakewood, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,531
Median Household Income
± $3,015
26.4k
Number of Households
± 1,362

In 2022, the median household income of the 26.4k households in Lakewood, WA grew to $65,531 from the previous year's value of $60,534.

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lakewood, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.2%)
  2. Carpooled (13.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.45%)

In 2022, 72.2% of workers in Lakewood, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.8%) and those who worked at home (7.45%).

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakewood, WA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.03% of the workforce in Lakewood, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lakewood, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakewood, WA (7.88k out of 62.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakewood, WA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.8% of the population of Lakewood, WA has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 25.1% on Medicaid, 7.93% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 7.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WA see 1335 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1209 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 189 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,335 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pierce County, WA

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WA see an average of 1,335 patients per year. This represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pierce County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 25.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.2%
Uninsured
32.5%
Employer Coverage
25.1%
Medicaid
7.93%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
7.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakewood, WA declined by 2.3% from 9.41% to 9.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lakewood, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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