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Lakewood
  • Suburb of Cleveland, OH

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Lakewood is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 50,002. Lakewood is in Cuyahoga County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Lakewood offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lakewood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lakewood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lakewood are highly rated.

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About Lakewood...
Population
50,002

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$813
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    50.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    18.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    58.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    125.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,198.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    182.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    26%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

Working in Lakewood

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,487
National
$64,994

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