Lakewood, CA

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Population

81,106

0.0642% growth

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$84,055

2.29% growth

Poverty Rate

7%


Number of Employees

40,142

1.75% growth

Median Property Value

$475,800

6.73% growth

About

In 2017, Lakewood, CA had a population of 81.1k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $84,055. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lakewood, CA grew from 81,054 to 81,106, a 0.0642% increase and its median household income grew from $82,175 to $84,055, a 2.29% increase.

The population of Lakewood, CA is 36.3% White Alone, 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.8% Asian Alone. 34.3% of the people in Lakewood, CA speak a non-English language, and 93.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lakewood, CA is $475,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.4%. Most people in Lakewood, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakewood, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lakewood, CA employs 40.1k people. The largest industries in Lakewood, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,390 people), Retail Trade (4,700 people), and Manufacturing (4,434 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,305), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,688), and Public Administration ($63,176).

Median household income in Lakewood, CA is $84,055. Males in Lakewood, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Lakewood, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$84,055

2017 value

± $1,815

2.29%

1 Year Growth

± 3.23%

Households in Lakewood, CA have a median annual income of $84,055, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $82,175 in 2016, which represents a 2.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lakewood, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lakewood, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lakewood, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5711.01

  2. Census Tract 5713

  3. Census Tract 5709.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakewood, CA was Census Tract 5711.01 with a value of $105,107, followed by Census Tract 5713 and Census Tract 5709.01, with respective values of $100,461 and $90,284.

The following map shows all of the places in Lakewood, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakewood, CA (5.66k out of 80.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,583 ± 320

  2. Hispanic

    2,317 ± 316

  3. Other

    1,170 ± 239

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakewood, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

40.1k

2017 Value

± 1,273

1.75%

1 Year growth

± 4.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood, CA grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 39.5k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakewood, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,463 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,512 people), and Management Occupations (3,942 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakewood, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lakewood, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,463 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,512 people), and Management Occupations (3,942 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lakewood, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.39 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.28 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lakewood, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,625), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($88,315), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($84,663).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

40.1k

2017 Value

± 1,273

1.75%

1 Year growth

± 4.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood, CA grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 39.5k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakewood, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,390 people), Retail Trade (4,700 people), and Manufacturing (4,434 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakewood, CA, though some of these residents may live in Lakewood, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lakewood, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,390 people), Retail Trade (4,700 people), and Manufacturing (4,434 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lakewood, CA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.62 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.54 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lakewood, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($92,305), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,688), and Public Administration ($63,176).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.4% of the population of Lakewood, CA has health coverage, with 60.5% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 9.28% on non-group plans, and 0.817% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lakewood, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Lakewood, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1281 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.58%

Uninsured

60.5%

Employer Coverage

11.8%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

9.28%

Non-Group

0.817%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakewood, CA declined by 17.8% from 9.22% to 7.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lakewood, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lakewood, CA is home to a population of 81.1k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.6% of Lakewood, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lakewood, CA is composed of 29.5k White Alone residents (36.3%), 27k Hispanic or Latino residents (33.3%), 14.5k Asian Alone residents (17.8%), 5.86k Black or African American Alone residents (7.23%), 2.57k Two or More Races residents (3.16%), 1.17k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.44%), 352 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.434%), and 207 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.255%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lakewood, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (14,683 speakers), Tagalog (4,012 speakers), and Vietnamese (1,258 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lakewood, CA was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Lakewood, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Lakewood, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 21.6% of Lakewood, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakewood, CA was 22.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lakewood, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Lakewood, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

93.3%

2017 Citizenship

92.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.3% of Lakewood, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lakewood, CA was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.5k ± 1.06k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27k ± 1.53k

  3. Asian Alone

    14.5k ± 1.01k

In 2017, there were 1.09 times more White Alone residents (29.5k people) in Lakewood, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27k Hispanic or Latino and 14.5k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    14,683 speakers (19.2%)

  2. Tagalog

    4,012 speakers (5.26%)

  3. Vietnamese

    1,258 speakers (1.65%)

34.3% of Lakewood, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lakewood, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 19.2% of the overall population of Lakewood, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 5.26% speak Tagalog and 1.65% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,302 ± 208

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    461 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    434 ± 116

Lakewood, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakewood, CA was $475,800 in 2017, which is 2.19 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $445,800 to $475,800, a 6.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakewood, CA is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lakewood, CA have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lakewood, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$84,055

Median Household Income

± $1,815

26k

Number of Households

± 902

In 2017, the median household income of the 26k households in Lakewood, CA grew to $84,055 from the previous year's value of $82,175.

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$475,800

2017 Median

± $5,198

$445,800

2016 Median

± $4,991

In 2017, the median property value in Lakewood, CA grew to to $475,800 from the previous year's value of $445,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lakewood, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

71.4%

2017 Homeownership

71.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.4% of the housing units in Lakewood, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lakewood, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakewood, CA have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Lakewood, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.66%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lakewood, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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