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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
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lakewood is a town in Washington with a population of 59,606. Lakewood is in Pierce County. Living in Lakewood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lakewood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lakewood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lakewood are above average.
About Lakewood...
Population
59,606

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$971
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
    507.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    80.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    165.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    632
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,638.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    499
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Lakewood

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,175
National
$55,322
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Lakewood Reviews

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Lakewood Washington is a nice place to live and go to school. Lakewood is close to freeway access to nearby cities and communities outside of itself. There are 3 high schools in Lakewood Washington. Lakewood Towne center is at the heart of the community with many shopping needs and options, as well as central access to public transportation. There are many work opportunities available to all working aged people of all skill levels and experience. Pierce Community College boarders Lakewood and the town of Steilacoom. It is an important part of our community, opening doors to many people and households through outstanding programs and studies. Cloverpark Technical College is also at the heart of Lakewood, providing students of all ages and backgrounds access to quality education and skilled trade professions. I believe that my community is a place where many people of different cultures can and do come together to make our lives better.
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I have lived in Lakewood for about two years now. Some things I love about living in Lakewood are: Low cost of living compared to surrounding counties, the yearly farmers market, a huge off-leash dog park, multiple community colleges, close waterfronts, a variety of restaurant selections, the cultural diversity, a patriotic military base, growing communities, well-stocked grocery stores, multiple job opportunities, multiple exercise facilities, bowling allies, and multiple movie theatres. Somethings I'd like to see more of are more walking trails, more paved and marked neighborhood streets, more side walks, and more resources for the homeless population. Overall, Lakewood has been a great, safe environment to call home the past two years.
Lakewood has so many community resources for both families and single people. As a suburb of Tacoma, it has a slightly more secluded, woodsy feel that is appealing. Close to shopping centers and close enough commute to Seattle or Olympia. Beautiful community!