Lakewood


Updated: 11-03-2021 09:09am

Lakewood is Colorado’s fifth largest city and a great place to live for people of all ages. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Lakewood has been recognized with the “All American City” award presented by the National Civic League. The city features more than 100 parks, nearly 8,000 acres of open space, and just shy of 110 miles of multi-use trails.

Nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Lakewood is close to Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park, arguably the most famous outdoor concert venue in the world. Red Rocks is the only naturally occurring, acoustically-perfect amphitheater in the country and has hosted the world’s most famous performing artists during the summer, and also hosts non-musical events such as Easter sunrise services, yoga classes, lectures, and more.

Belmar is perhaps Lakewood’s best-known neighborhood. Completely redeveloped, Belmar offers more than 80 shops, restaurants, a movie theater, and a pedestrian-friendly environment. The Colorado Mills shopping center is also among the metro area’s best shopping venues, and it includes an IMAX theater.

Lakewood’s creative arts district, which lies along the West Colfax corridor, showcases more than 120 businesses such as art galleries, performing arts venues, public art installations, plus a wide variety of bars, restaurants, and brew pubs. Lakewood is also home to the famous, or infamous, Casa Bonita Mexican food restaurant, one of the most well-known restaurant and entertainment venues in Colorado with a 30-foot waterfall where divers jump in choreographed sets, live action puppet sets, and mock gunfights.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the “South Park” satirical animated television show, purchased the restaurant earlier this year after featuring Casa Bonita in several of the show’s episodes. The CU graduates said bringing the restaurant out of bankruptcy was one of their greatest accomplishments.
 

  List of Zipcodes in Lakewood

Zip Code Zip Code Name Zip Code Population
80226 Denver 32,190
80227 Denver 35,511
80228 Denver 33,640
80232 Denver 22,410
Source: Census Bureau  


  Demographics


State

Colorado


City

Lakewood


Population

155,146 (2019)

Zip Code City County State National
Population 33,640 154,277 734,331 5,759,582 331,426,769
Population Density 3,070.2 3,605.3 4,799.5 55.5 93.8
Percent Male 50.0% 49.0% 50.0% 49.0% 49.0%
Percent Female 50.0% 51.0% 50.0% 51.0% 51.0%
Median Age 42.5 40.6 37.6 40.2 39.0
People per Household 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.8 2.6
Median Household Income $78,348 $65,602 $69,646 $115,942 $61,963
Average Income per Capital $43,501 $37,095 $45,172 $50,725 $33,235
Source: Census Bureau  

  Market Data


Median Home Value

$425,100


Median Rental

$1,485


Available Properties

60

Zip Code City County State National
Median Sale Price $485,000 $425,100 $485,000 $425,100 $277,796
Median Age of Home 53.0 57.0 56.0 39.0 49.0
Homes Owned 66.0% 58.0% 46.0% 67.0% 58.0%
Homes Rented 31.0% 37.0% 46.0% 23.0% 31.0%
Homes Vacant 4.0% 5.0% 7.0% 4.0% 11.0%
Sources: Census Bureau   / Homendo  

Lakewood Market Trend Live Update
Source: REcolorado  



  Climate & Environment


January Average
Low Temperature

12.7 °F


July Average
High Temperature

85.8 °F


Annual Precipitation
(inch)

17 inches

Zip Code City County State National
January Average Low Temperature 12.7 °F 12.7 °F 15.2 °F 13.7 °F 22.6 °F
July Average High Temperature 85.8 °F 85.8 °F 88.0 °F 77.5 °F 86.1 °F
Annual Precipitation (inch) 17 in. 17 in. 16 in. 19 in. 38 in.
Source: NOAA Climate  

  Valuation Index

  • Quality of Life

  • Climate & Environment

  • Schools & Education

  • Safety & Crime

  • 91%
  • 86%
  • 83%
  • 29%
Source: Homendo  

  Quality of Life


Cost of Living

88.0


Health Cost Index

99.0


Commute Time

25.0


Working from Home

4.0%

Zip Code City County State National
Cost of Living Index 93.0 88.0 86.0 110.0 100.0
Health Cost Index 104.0 99.0 96.0 119.0 100.0
Commute Time 24.0 25.0 24.0 25.0 24.8
Commuting by Bus 4.0% 4.0% 9.0% 1.2% 2.1%
Commuting by Carpool 10.0% 12.0% 14.0% 11.0% 13.5%
Commuting by Auto 82.0% 80.0% 73.0% 80.0% 79.1%
Working at Home 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 5.2% 4.7%
Source: Census Bureau  

  Schools & Education

Source: Great Schools  

  Walk Score®

Source: Walk Score®  

  Safety & Crime


Violent Crimes


Property Crimes

Zip Code City County State National

  Violent Crimes

Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
Assault 411.3 476.6 246.3 250.2
Murder 3.2 9.2 3.8 5.0
Rape 96.6 97.8 67.2 42.6
Robbery 133 165.3 63.6 81.6

  Property Crimes

Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
Burglary 582.7 544.2 348.4 340.5
Theft 3,512.8 2,473.0 1,858.3 1,549.5
Motor Vehicle Theft 763.1 726.3 384.0 219.9

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