Lakewood, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakewood, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Lakewood had a population of 51,768 as of July 1, 2016. Lakewood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakewood is located at latitude 41.483 and longitude -81.8017 in Cuyahoga County. 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. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Lakewood (GNIS ID: 1085975) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakewood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Arlington, East Rockport.

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Lakewood, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 51,768
Population in Households 51,393
Population in Familes 32,743
Population in Group Qrtrs 375
Population Density1 9,353
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 25,403
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 11,034
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,920 (35.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,483 (54.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,956 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $133,704
Average Home Value $163,843


Median Household Income $46,051
Average Household Income $61,601
Per Capita Income $30,382
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.17%
Households 0.08% -0.05%
Families -0.25% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 133 89th
Median Household Income # 707 42nd
Per Capita Income # 211 83rd

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