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Welcome to Lakewood ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lakewood has a population of 49,729 people<2> (see below for details).

Lakewood was established in 1889.

The community of Lakewood is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lakewood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lakewood is within the (216) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lakewood had an population of 49,729 people. This is a decrease of 4.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lakewood had a population of 52,131 people. This makes Lakewood the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lakewood represents 0.45% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 52,131 people, the population of Lakewood decreased 7.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 56,646 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, Colorado, 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), 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.

  • Parma (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parma
    • Parma lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Lakewood and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,558 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parma<5>
  • Lorain (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorain
    • Lorain lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Lakewood and is located in Lorain County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 63,872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lorain<5>
  • Elyria (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elyria
    • Elyria lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Lakewood and is located in Lorain County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,873 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elyria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elyria<5>
  • Euclid (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
    • Euclid lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Lakewood and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Euclid<5>
  • Strongsville (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongsville
    • Strongsville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Lakewood and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,481 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strongsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strongsville<5>
  • Cleveland Heights (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland Heights
    • Cleveland Heights lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Lakewood and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,569 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland Heights<5>
  • North Ridgeville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Ridgeville
    • North Ridgeville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Lakewood and is located in Lorain County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Ridgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Ridgeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Ridgeville<5>
  • Brunswick (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
    • Brunswick lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Lakewood and is located in Medina County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,052 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunswick have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<5>
  • Westlake (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake
    • Westlake lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Lakewood and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,907 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westlake<5>
  • North Olmsted (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Olmsted
    • North Olmsted lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Lakewood and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Olmsted have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Olmsted
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Olmsted<5>

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 12 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.

Adding Lakewood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lakewood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lakewood was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lakewood on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lakewood on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Lakewood

Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Cuyahoga County

About Ohio

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lakewood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cuyahoga County: www.cuyahoga.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Cuyahoga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lakewood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lakewood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lakewood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lakewood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 41.4821, Longitude: -81.7997    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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