Lakewood, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakewood, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Lakewood had a population of 51,588 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Arlington, East Rockport.

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Lakewood, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 51,588
Daytime Population: Workers 10,446
Daytime Population: Residents 22,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,473
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 51,209
Population in Familes 32,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 379
Population Density2 9,321
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $48,454
Average Household Income $64,830
Per Capita Income $31,819


Total Housing Units 28,370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,966 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,230 (53.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,174 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $135,781
Average Home Value $168,912


Total Households 25,196
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 10,911
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.14% -0.23%
Households -0.04% -0.16%
Families -0.37% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

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, 2017 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 Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 134 89th
Median Household Income # 722 41st
Per Capita Income # 219 82nd

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