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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lakewood is a city in Colorado with a population of 151,411. Lakewood is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Lakewood offers residents an urban suburban mix 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 highly rated.
About Lakewood...
Population
151,411

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$300,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,156
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    411.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    96.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    133
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    582.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,512.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    763.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Lakewood

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,058
National
$55,322
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Lakewood Reviews

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Lakewood, Colorado is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the west and extends nearly to the I-25 corridor on the east. At an elevation of 5,518 feet above sea level, it's unique location makes access to either the mountains or downtown Denver just minutes away! Lakewood students and parents enjoy the benefits of the award-winning Jefferson County School District. Outdoor enthusiasts appreicate the mulittide of paved and dirt hiking / biking / equestrian trails. Red Rocks Amphitheater in neighboring Morrison, Colorado hosts the musical legends of current and past genres, in addition to yoga events, outdoor movies and beer festivals, just to name a few. I'm proud to say Lakewood, Colorado is my home!
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I have lived in Lakewood for over 32 years. I love Lakewood! This fall I had the opportunity to participate in a class for citizens to learn more about how the city operates.

Lakewood has great parks in great neighborhoods. Currently I live in the oldest neighborhood in Lakewood, called Two Creeks. It is very eclectic! There are homes with horses, goats, and chickens. Yet we are next to the Lakewood Country Club with high-end homes. The neighborhood association is informed and stays abreast of changes while keeping home owners included.
Lakewood is a good place to live if you want to be close to downtown yet far enough to be its own city. It is easy to commute to many places in Lakewood, CO and very family oriented. There is no major night clubs or a lot of night life that goes on in Lakewood, we all like our sleep! And if not it only takes us 10-20 minutes to party all night downtown Denver.