Lakewood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 49,678 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Lakewood is the 15th largest community in Ohio. Lakewood has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Lakewood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.54% 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 management occupations (11.20%), office and administrative support (10.65%), and sales jobs (10.63%).
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.
Lakewood, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lakewood is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lakewood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Lakewood is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.47% of adults in Lakewood have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Lakewood in 2018 was $36,464, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,856 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 Spanish and Other Indo-European.