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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Lakewood is a town in New York with a population of 2,888. Lakewood is in Chautauqua County. Living in Lakewood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lakewood and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lakewood are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$680
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Lakewood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    564.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,283.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lakewood

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,180
National
$55,322
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Lakewood Reviews

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Lakewood is a beautiful, quiet town. All of the members make everyone in the community feel welcome!
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I think it's a great place to chill out in the summers and spend time with family and friends. As someone who only lives there in the summer but who has visited year round, I can honestly say that every time I go there's a new adventure and growing up in this town has made me lifelong friends and memories. Hopefully, sometime in the future, I'll be able to recreate the magic of my summer childhood memories on the lake, building bonfires, and watching movies under the stars in our backyard for my children.
Phenomenal school system, caring teachers and local leaders. Well kept roads and parks. Safe community with many local events for residents and non-residents alike.