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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$48,109
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lakewood demographic reports
Lakewood is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
Established during the Colorado gold rush of the 1860s

The community is home to many federal government offices.

Filming location for:
· 1973 movie, "Sleeper"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Cider Days - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lakewood web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bear Creek Lake Park
Historic sites and museums: Lakewood's Heritage Center
Colleges and universities: Colorado Christian University, Red Rocks Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 99

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakewood was $25,575, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

33% of Lakewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Lakewood festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lakewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $701.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,183.


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Libraries

Libraries in Lakewood include Belmar Library, Jefferson County Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakewood political report.

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Restaurants

Lakewood restaurants taking online reservations include Chama Restaurant ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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