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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Lakewood Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    332
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    93
    41
  • Robbery
    139
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    595
    525
  • Theft
    3,834
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    583
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,954
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Lakewood is a very laid back, settling family type of a town. There are many young families as well as generations of grand families. The areas are always safe and very low crime rate compared to Denver, which is located right by Lakewood. There are many local strip malls and so far it may sound like a smaller city, however, in fact it is a pretty modernized and standard city of 2017. There are good cuisines around the malls and people are very friendly and helpful. The only reason to why I rated it as a four star, is because sometimes traffic can be a pain. Overall it is a pretty great city!
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Lakewood is the perfectly situated, very large suburb. 15 minutes from Denver, 20 minutes from the foothills, you've got access to all the different aspects of Colorado life. It is a large suburb, with many different neighborhood subsets, and you definitely need a car to live here. Generally quite safe, most stores and restaurants close by 8-10 pm so the nightlife is minimal. A variety of affordable living depending on budget, from very expensive to very affordable. A nice place to grow up!
I have lived in Lakewood, Co for 1 year now. It is such a perfect place for families. I feel extremely safe walking around and running errands by myself. Lakewood is only about 20 minutes to downtown Denver so commuting to school and work is not terrible. Overall, I love living in this city!