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Lakewood, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Lakewood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cuyahoga County at latitude 41.483 and longitude -81.8017. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lakewood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lakewood, Ohio.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lakewood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lakewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.53 sq. miles and a water area of 1.16 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Arlington, East Rockport.

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Lakewood, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 51,714
Population in Households 51,357
Population in Familes 32,549
Population in Group Qrtrs 357
Population Density1 9,344
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 25,293
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 10,968
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,257 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,036 (52.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,139 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $131,998
Average Home Value $161,146


Median Household Income $42,218
Average Household Income $57,049
Per Capita Income $27,963
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.19% -0.2%
Households 0.02% -0.11%
Families -0.51% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.74%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lakewood, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakewood to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 99th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 135 89th
Median Household Income # 816 32nd
Per Capita Income # 267 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.