Lakewood, CO

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Population

151,411

1.08% growth

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$61,058

4.86% growth

Number of Employees

82,506

3.3% growth

Median Property Value

$300,600

10% growth

About

In 2017, Lakewood, CO had a population of 151k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $61,058. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lakewood, CO grew from 149,793 to 151,411, a 1.08% increase and its median household income grew from $58,227 to $61,058, a 4.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (70%), White (Hispanic) (18.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.97%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.37%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.96%). N/A% of the people in Lakewood, CO speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lakewood, CO are Red Rocks Community College (2,829 degrees awarded in 2017), Colorado Christian University (1,062 degrees), and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (153 degrees).

The median property value in Lakewood, CO is $300,600, and the homeownership rate is 58.8%. Most people in Lakewood, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakewood, CO is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Dawn breaking at Red Rocks, west of Denver.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lakewood, CO employs 82.5k people. The largest industries in Lakewood, CO are Retail Trade (9,823 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,362 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,820 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,004), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,889), and Utilities ($62,619).

Median household income in Lakewood, CO is $61,058. Males in Lakewood, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Lakewood, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,058

2017 value

± $1,201

4.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.22%

Households in Lakewood, CO have a median annual income of $61,058, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,227 in 2016, which represents a 4.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time 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

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lakewood, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado 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 108.01

  2. Census Tract 120.54

  3. Census Tract 117.26

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakewood, CO was Census Tract 108.01 with a value of $100,395, followed by Census Tract 120.54 and Census Tract 117.26, with respective values of $100,000 and $99,179.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakewood, CO (16.1k out of 149k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    13,882 ± 871

  2. Hispanic

    5,999 ± 632

  3. Other

    691 ± 203

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakewood, CO 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

82.5k

2017 Value

± 1,925

3.3%

1 Year growth

± 3.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood, CO grew at a rate of 3.3%, from 79.9k employees to 82.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakewood, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,270 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,803 people), and Management Occupations (8,719 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakewood, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lakewood, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,270 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,803 people), and Management Occupations (8,719 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lakewood, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.53 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lakewood, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,087), Legal Occupations ($78,910), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,553).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

82.5k

2017 Value

± 1,925

3.3%

1 Year growth

± 3.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood, CO grew at a rate of 3.3%, from 79.9k employees to 82.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakewood, CO, are Retail Trade (9,823 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,362 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,820 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakewood, CO, though some of these residents may live in Lakewood, CO 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, CO, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (9,823 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,362 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,820 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lakewood, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.06 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.35 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lakewood, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,004), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,889), and Utilities ($62,619).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado 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 Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

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

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Health

89.7% of the population of Lakewood, CO has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lakewood, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Lakewood, CO see 1237 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.569% increase from the previous year (1230 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1102 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 397 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,237 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, CO see an average of 1,237 patients per year. This represents a 0.569% increase from the previous year (1,230 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

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

10.3%

Uninsured

47.7%

Employer Coverage

14.2%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakewood, CO declined by 11.7% from 11.6% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lakewood, CO 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. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

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Diversity

Lakewood, CO is home to a population of 151k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.14% of Lakewood, CO residents were born outside of the country (13.8k people).

In 2017, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Lakewood, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.7k White (Hispanic) and 4.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lakewood, CO was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Lakewood, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lakewood, CO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.8k people

9.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13.9k people

As of 2017, 9.14% of Lakewood, CO residents (13.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakewood, CO was 9.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Lakewood, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lakewood, CO was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood, CO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    106k ± 1.04k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    28.7k ± 1.06k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    4.5k ± 532

In 2017, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Lakewood, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.7k White (Hispanic) and 4.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lakewood, CO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,982 ± 341

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,696 ± 294

  3. Korea

    1,098 ± 190

Lakewood, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lakewood, CO awarded 4,502 degrees. The student population of Lakewood, CO is skewed towards women, with 6,768 male students and 9,505 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lakewood, CO are White (3,199 and 71.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (551 and 12.3%), Unknown (284 and 6.35%), and Two or More Races (175 and 3.91%).

The largest universities in Lakewood, CO by number of degrees awarded are Red Rocks Community College (2,829 and 62.8%), Colorado Christian University (1,062 and 23.6%), and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (153 and 3.4%).

The most popular majors in Lakewood, CO are General Business Administration & Management (388 and 8.62%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (238 and 5.29%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (235 and 5.22%).

The median tuition costs in Lakewood, CO are $21,810 for private four year colleges, and $3,469 and $14,234 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lakewood, CO was Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping with 162 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Lakewood, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,829 degrees awarded

  2. 1,062 degrees awarded

  3. 153 degrees awarded

$3,469

Median In-State Public

$21,810

Median Private

In 2017, the Lakewood, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Red Rocks Community College with 2,829 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,167

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,335

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,167 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lakewood, CO, which is 0.928 times less than the 2,335 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lakewood, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,199 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    551 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    284 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lakewood, CO were to White students. These 3,199 degrees mean that there were 5.81 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 551 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakewood, CO was $300,600 in 2017, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $273,200 to $300,600, a 10% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakewood, CO is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lakewood, CO have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lakewood, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$300,600

2017 Median

± $4,654

$273,200

2016 Median

± $3,635

In 2017, the median property value in Lakewood, CO grew to to $300,600 from the previous year's value of $273,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lakewood, CO 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, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$61,058

Median Household Income

± $1,201

64.7k

Number of Households

± 1,669

In 2017, the median household income of the 64.7k households in Lakewood, CO grew to $61,058 from the previous year's value of $58,227.

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood, CO 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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Property Taxes

$1,500 - $2k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lakewood, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $1,500 - $2k range.

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Rent vs Own

58.8%

2017 Homeownership

58.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.8% of the housing units in Lakewood, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.3%.

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

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakewood, CO have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Lakewood, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.42%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lakewood, CO was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.42%) and those who Worked At Home (6.14%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lakewood, CO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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