Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 50,942 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Lakewood is the 18th largest community in Ohio. Lakewood has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Lakewood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lakewood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakewood who work in office and administrative support (10.83%), management occupations (10.67%), and sales jobs (10.14%).
Also of interest is that Lakewood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Lakewood is also a city of artists. Lakewood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lakewood’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.45% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another interesting thing about Lakewood, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The citizens of Lakewood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.81% of adults in Lakewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lakewood in 2018 was $38,106, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,424 for a family of four. However, Lakewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lakewood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lakewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lakewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lakewood include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lakewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.