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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Lakewood is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 80,771. Lakewood is in Los Angeles County. Living in Lakewood offers residents a dense 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 be liberal. The public schools in Lakewood are above average.
About Lakewood...
Population
80,771

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$524,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,735
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    156.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    145.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    339.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,661
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    278.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Lakewood

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,469
National
$55,322
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I think Lakewood is a great city, with tons of things to do in all directions. You are about a half hour away from Swap Meets in SFS, Alpine Village in Torrance, all of Long Beach with its many tourist areas, including the Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the pacific. There are historic areas all around with easy access to the ocean and the airport. The night life is amazing in all directions with Lakewood's very own mall right in the center of everything. Last but not least, they got a Winco grocery store, NUFF SAID!
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I have only lived there for about two or three years, and I already love it here. So many food choices and stores to choose from, and we have a lot of job opportunities here! And don't forget to mention the amount of trees we have here. It makes up for the pollution we have from the gas station down a few blocks away.
Lakewood, 90715 is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is bordered by Long Beach on the west and south, Bellflower on the north, Cerritos on the northeast, Cypress on the east, and Hawaiian Gardens on the southeast. It is a very diverse community. Artesia HS on Del Amo Blvd and Norwalk is a very good high school. I like the fact that the City of Lakewood addresses resident's concerns in regards to ordinances violated by some other residents. EDCO collects the refuse/trash in a regular basis. Residents keeps their houses clean and presentable (exterior) which brings the value up. They do not inundate the city with apartments to keep the "old town" feeling. Lakewood Sheriff's departments response time for "safety check" is under 10 minutes. All in all, Lakewood is a good city to live in.