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Welcome to Lakewood ...

The city of Lakewood is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Lakewood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lakewood has a population of 156,459 people<3> (see below for details).

Lakewood was established in 1889 and was incorporated June 24, 1969.

The community of Lakewood is 5,640 feet [1,719 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Lakewood is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lakewood lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Lakewood: (303) & (720)<5>

Websites for Lakewood ...

Official Website: www.ci.lakewood.co.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lakewood had an population of 156,459 people. This is an increase of 9.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lakewood had a population of 142,980 people (which is 26.75% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Lakewood the county's most populous community.

The population of Lakewood represents 2.84% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 142,980 people, the population of Lakewood has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 144,126 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lakewood.

Communities Also Named Lakewood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 96 communities that are also named Lakewood - they are located in Alabama (6), Arkansas (2), California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (4), Illinois (6), Indiana (3), Iowa (2), Louisiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (8), Minnesota, Mississippi (3), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (5), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina (9), Tennessee (4), Texas (4), Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia (9), Washington (3) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lakewood.

Communities near Lakewood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lakewood.

  • Denver [Denver County]
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    • Denver [Denver County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Lakewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 735,538 people
    • Former names for Denver:
    • Auraina
    • Denver City
    • Montana City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<7>
  • Aurora [Arapahoe County]
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    • Aurora [Arapahoe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Lakewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 387,377 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<7>
  • Thornton [Adams County]
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    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Lakewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<7>
  • Arvada [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arvada
    • Arvada [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Lakewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,936 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arvada
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arvada<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westminster [Adams County]
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      • Westminster [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<7>
    • Centennial [Arapahoe County]
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      • Centennial [Arapahoe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<7>
    • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
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      • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<7>
    • Littleton [Arapahoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Arapahoe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littleton<7>
    • Northglenn [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northglenn
      • Northglenn [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northglenn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northglenn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northglenn<7>
    • Englewood [Arapahoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [Arapahoe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,099 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Englewood<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lakewood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lakewood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lakewood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lakewood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lakewood. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lakewood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lakewood ...

Looking for more information about Lakewood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lakewood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lakewood.

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The official website for Lakewood: www.ci.lakewood.co.us/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lakewood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lakewood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lakewood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lakewood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LakewoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6972, Longitude: -105.1167       In this case, the coordinates for Lakewood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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