Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 50,104 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Lakewood is the 18th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Lakewood was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Lakewood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.90% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
One thing noticeable about Lakewood, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Lakewood is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lakewood a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The citizens of Lakewood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.57% 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 $40,959, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,836 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 Arabic.