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  •   State: 
    Pierce County
      County FIPS: 
    47°10′N 122°32′W
      Area total: 
    18.89 sq mi (48.93 km²)
      Area land: 
    17.06 sq mi (44.18 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.83 sq mi (4.74 km²)
    262 ft (80 m)
    1833; Settled 1833; Incorporated (city) February 28, 1996
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,400 residents per square mile of area (1,300/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Lakewood is the second-largest city in Pierce County, Washington. It is home to the Clover Park School District, the Lakewood Water District, Fort Steilacoom Park and Western State Hospital. The city is located at 47°10N 122°32W (47.164, -122.526). The city has a total area of 18.95 square miles (49.08 km²), of which, 17.17 square mile (44.47 km²) is land and 1.78 squaremile (4.61 km²") is water. The western terminus of State Route 512 is in Lakewood, at its intersection with Interstate 5. A number of small creeks flow through the city, some of which drain into nearby Puget Sound. There are several lakes within the city limits; the largest in area are American Lake, Lake SteilACoom, Gravelly Lake, and Lake Louise. The Waughop Lake is incorporated into the aforementioned Fort Steillacoom park. The population of the city was 58,163 at the 2010 census. It will be 63,612 at the 2020 census, and will be the largest city in Washington state with a population of more than 60,000. The average household size in the city is 2.36, and the average family size was 2.98. The median age is 36.6 years, with 22.7% of residents under the age of 18; 10.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44.


Lakewood is the primary city name, but also Joint Base Lewis Mcchord, Lewis Mcchord, Mcchord AFB, Tacoma are acceptable city names or spellings, Jb Lewis Mcchord, Jblm, Mc Chord AFB on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Lakewood. Lakewood is the second-largest city in Pierce County, Washington. It is home to the Clover Park School District, the Lakewood Water District, Fort Steilacoom Park and Western State Hospital, a regional state psychiatric hospital. Lakewood was officially incorporated on February 28, 1996. Thornewood Castle was built in the vicinity of Tacoma in the area that is now Lakewood. The city's name was used by the U.S. Census in the 1970 and 1980 Census. It was also known as Tacoma/Lakewood Center and Lakes District. The current name was adopted in the 1990s. The City of Lakewood is located in the eastern part of Pierce County and is located just south of the city of Tacoma. It has a population of about 3,000. The town is located on the shores of Lake Washington. The area was once known as the "Lakes District" due to its proximity to Lakewood, Washington, which was then part of the state. The name was later changed to "Lakewood" and later to "Tacoma" in the 1960s and 1970s. It also had a name that was used in the 1980s and 1990s as the name of a census-designated place, "Takoma/ Lakewood Center" The city is located near the town of Tacoma, which is in the western part of Tacoma and is the largest city in the county. The population of the town is about 2,000, with most of its residents living in or near the city.


Lakewood is located at 47°10N 122°32W (47.164, -122.526). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.95 square miles (49.08 km²) There are several lakes within the city limits; the largest in area are American Lake, Lake Steilacoom, Gravelly Lake, and Waughop Lake. A number of small creeks flow through Lakewood, some of which drain into nearby Puget Sound. The western terminus of State Route 512 is in Lakewood. The proposed State Route 704 would be the only other state highway entering the city. It would run from Interstate 5 to Lakewood's eastern edge. The city is located in the Cascade Range, which is a group of mountain ranges that stretch from the north to the south. It is located on the eastern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, which stretches from the west to the east. The U.S. state of Washington is in the eastern part of the Cascades, and the state of Oregon is in its eastern part. The state's largest city is Seattle, which has a population of more than 1.2 million. The largest city in the state is Spokane, Washington, with a total population of 1.7 million. It has a latitude of 47° 10N 122 °32W and a longitude of 47 ° 10N 123°32 W. It was founded in 1881.


As of the census of 2010, there were 58,163 people, 24,069 households, and 14,412 families living in the city. There were 26,548 housing units at an average density of 1,546.2 per square mile (597.0/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 59.3% White, 11.8% African American, 1.3%. Native American, 9.0% Asian, 2.6% Pacific Islander, 7.3. from other races, and 8.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.49% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $36,422, and the median income. for a family was $42,551. The per capita income for the city is $20,569. About 12.5% of families and 15.8%. of those under age 18 and 5.6. of those age 65 or over are below the poverty line. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was2.98. The city's median age was 36.6 years, and its population was 49.0%. The city had a population of 58,211 as of the Census of 2000, with a population density of 3,401.3 people per squaremile (1,313.6/ km²). There were 25,396 housing units in the City, and a median age of 35 years.

Government and politics

Lakewood is served by the West Pierce Fire Department (WPFD) The WPFD has 6 departments located in the two cities. The City of Lakewood contracted with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office for police services between 1996 and 2004. The Lakewood Police Department started independent police and patrol operations on November 1, 2004. On November 29, 2009, four LPD officers were shot and killed. The four were the first Lakewood police officers to be killed in the line of duty since the department's establishment in 2004. Two baristas and several customers in the shop were not injured. The shooting is believed to be the most deadly attack on law enforcement in the state of Washington, and the second deadliest attack in the U.S. since the March 21, 2009 shootings that left four Oakland, California police officers dead. The Dallas attack on July 7, 2016 had 5 officers killed and 2 wounded, since the Dallas attack in July of that year had 5 police killed and two wounded. The city is home to the University Place High School, which was founded in 1883. The University Place School of Medicine was established in 1887. It was the first public high school in the United States. It is located in Lakewood and serves University Place, as well as the neighboring town of West Pierce. The West Pierce High School was founded on August 1, 1883, and was the site of the Lakewood High School's first graduating class in 1881. The school was founded by the parents of two students who were killed in World War II.


The Clover Park School District operates all public schools within Lakewood. Private schools include St Frances Cabrini School, St Mary's Christian School, and Lakewood Lutheran School. Portions of Lakewood are in the Steilacoom Historical School District and Tacoma Public Schools. Lakewood is also home to Pierce College Fort SteilACoom and Clover Park Technical College. The city is home to the U.S. Air Force base at Lakewood Air Force Base, which is located just outside the city limits. The U.N. Peacekeeping Force is based in Lakewood and has a presence in the city as well as in Tacoma, Washington. The University of Washington has a campus in the town, which was founded in the early 1900s. It is one of the oldest colleges in the United States and is located in the Tacoma-Elkhorn area of Washington. It was the first college in the state to open in the mid-20th century, and is now the second oldest college in Washington state. It also has a number of other colleges, including Tacoma State University and the University of Puget Sound, which opened in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The town has a population of about 3,000. It has been the site of several major construction projects, including the Tacoma Shipyard and Tacoma Shipyards. The Lakewood Airport is located near the center of the city. The airport was built in the 1970s and 1980s as part of the construction of the Tacoma Beltway.


Lakewood's economy is highly dependent upon on the military bases in the area. It also boasts one of the few true International Districts in the South Sound along South Tacoma Way and Pacific Highway. The population of Lakewood's Tillicum neighborhood is nearly half non-English speaking. Many apartment complexes in Lakewood are located in the International District of the city, which is home to Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Latino and other influences. It is also home to the Lakewood International Airport, a major international air hub for the SouthSound region of Washington state and the U.S. State of Washington. It has a population of more than 100,000 people, with many of the residents living in apartments in the international district of the town. The city's economy relies heavily on military bases, which are the reason for its high unemployment. It's also one of only a handful of cities in Washington state with a population in excess of one million people, making it a hotbed for young professionals and business owners. The area is also known for its art galleries, restaurants, theaters, and nightlife. It was founded in the early 1900s and has a history of being a center for art and culture in the city's South Sound area, particularly in the late 20th century and early 30th century. The town is located on the shores of Puget Sound, which has a long history of hosting major international events, including the opening of the World War II Memorial and the Battle of the Bulge.

Points of interest

The town of Lakewood has a number of points of interest. Lakewood is home to the Lakewood Towne Center, Lakewood Playhouse, and Thornewood. The town is also home to Western State Hospital, which is located in the town's downtown area.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington = 28.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lakewood = 2.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 63,612 individuals with a median age of 36.9 age the population dropped by -1.08% in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,400 residents per square mile of area (1,300/km²). There are average 2.34 people per household in the 23,922 households with an average household income of $43,550 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.10% of the available work force and has dropped -2.18% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.54%. The number of physicians in Lakewood per 100,000 population = 201.7.


The annual rainfall in Lakewood = 38.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 8.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 146. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 137. 76 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 36.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 70, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington which are owned by the occupant = 44.07%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 38 years with median home cost = $190,080 and home appreciation of -14.72%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.07 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,807 per student. There are 18.2 students for each teacher in the school, 456 students for each Librarian and 396 students for each Counselor. 8.67% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.32% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.19% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lakewood's population in Pierce County, Washington of 1,181 residents in 1900 has increased 53,86-fold to 63,612 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.18% female residents and 48.82% male residents live in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington.

    As of 2020 in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington are married and the remaining 45.09% are single population.

  • 27.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Lakewood require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.46% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.83% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.83% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.42% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington, 44.07% are owner-occupied homes, another 48.72% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.21% are vacant.

  • The 28.02% of the population in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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