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Lakewood is a city in Jefferson County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area.
The community was named for Lakewood, NJ.
The latitude of Lakewood is 39.704N. The longitude is -105.08W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,518 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 142,474.
The community is home to many federal government offices.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lakewood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Denver area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80228 ZIP code.
21% of Lakewood residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakewood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakewood was $25,575, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Lakewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lakewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $701. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,183.
Libraries in Lakewood include Belmar Library, Jefferson County Public Library ... View libraries
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakewood political report.
Lakewood restaurants taking online reservations include Chama Restaurant ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Lakewood workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 33 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lakewood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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