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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Lakewood is a city in Colorado with a population of 149,793. Lakewood is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Lakewood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lakewood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lakewood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lakewood are above average.
About Lakewood...
Population
149,793

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,067
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Lakewood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    411
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    97
    41
  • Robbery
    133
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    583
    500
  • Theft
    3,513
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    763
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,227
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • 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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I’ve lived in Lakewood for the past five years, wonderful community. I feel very safe here, not only with law enforcement but the community in general. Lots of opportunities for actives: beautiful parks, hiking, right near red rocks and I-70 to mountains, plus 15 minutes from downtown. Great location!
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I enjoy the area of Lakewood where I live very much! My apartment faces west and I am nestled right up next to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The location is really great because it's away from all the hustle and bustle of the city of Denver, but close enough to all the major highways that I can commute around easily. My favorite part about the where I live in Lakewood is by far Bear Creek Reserve which is miles of open space, trails, hills, and a rushing roving just in my back yard! ... And I can't forget that only miles away there is also the infamous Red Rock Amphitheater, which is a spectical like no other music venue you've been to which is always sure to entertain the crowds all summer long!
Sloan’s lake is just right around the corner from lakeside which gives you two options in the area to do out and enjoy the day. Not to mention being 15 minutes from downtown Denver, the stadium and elitches amusement park. Lakewood is a beautiful neighborhood with plenty of fun things to enjoy!