Lakewood, WA Population

Population: 58,211. Estimated population in July 2020: 57,671 (-0.9% change)
Males: 28,484 (48.9%), Females: 29,727 (51.1%)

Zip codes: 98439, 98498, 98499.

Median resident age: 35.0 years
Median household income: $36,422
Median house value: $147,600

Races in Lakewood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.6%)
  • Black (12.3%)
  • Hispanic (8.5%)
  • Two or more races (7.0%)
  • Korean (3.9%)
  • Other race (3.6%)
  • American Indian (3.2%)
  • Filipino (2.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (1.8%)
  • Japanese (1.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.5%), Irish (8.9%), English (8.0%), United States (4.5%), Norwegian (3.9%), Italian (3.3%).

Land area: 17.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lakewood

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lakewood city

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

12.7% Foreign born (6.6% Asia, 2.8% Europe, 2.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,105 (+3.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Lakewood:

  • SAINT CLARE HOSPITAL (11315 BRIDGEPORT WAY S W)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lakewood:

  • WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; TACOMA, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; TACOMA, WA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL & REHAB CENTER (about 15 miles; PUYALLUP, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lakewood:

  • MCCHORD AFB (about 5 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 8 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 25 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: SEA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lakewood:

  • AMERICAN LAKE (about 3 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: W37)
  • TACOMA NARROWS (about 8 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TIW)
  • SPANAWAY (about 10 miles; SPANAWAY, WA; Abbreviation: S44)
Amtrak station near Lakewood:

  • 10 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Lakewood:

  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (Full-time enrollment: 5,921; Location: 9401 FARWEST DR SW; Public; Website: www.pierce.ctc.edu/)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,819; Location: 4500 STEILACOOM BLVD SW; Public; Website: www.cptc.ctc.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lakewood:

  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 8 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 8 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; AUBURN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,568)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 28 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,013)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 29 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)

Schools

Public high schools in Lakewood:

  • LAKES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,521; Location: 10320 FARWEST DR SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CLOVER PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,478; Location: 11023 GRAVELLY LK DR SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ALFARETTA HOUSE (Students: 13; Location: 6423 ALFARETTA ST; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • RE-ENTRY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 5214 STEILACOOM BLVD SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lakewood:

  • WOODBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 756; Location: 14920 SPRING ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LOCHBURN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 738; Location: 5431 STEILACOOM BLVD SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HUDTLOFF MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 678; Location: 7702 PHILLIPS ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MANN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 11509 HOLDEN RD SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BEACHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: AMERICAN LK AVE & CONCORD ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SOUTHGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 10202 EARLEY AVE SW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TILLICUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 8514 MAPLE ST SW; Grades: PK – 12)
  • PARK LODGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 6300 100TH ST SW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 388; Location: 10501 47TH AVE SW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CUSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 7700 STEILACOOM BLVD SW; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Lakewood:

  • ST FRANCES CABRINI SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 5621 108TH ST S W; Grades: PK – 8)