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Welcome to Lakewood ...

The city of Lakewood is located on Puget Sound.

Lakewood is located in Pierce County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lakewood has a population of 61,069 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lakewood.

The community of Lakewood is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lakewood lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lakewood is within the (253) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lakewood: 98409, 98439, 98496, 98497, 98498, 98499<4>

Websites for Lakewood ...

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

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lakewood-wa.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lakewood had an population of 61,069 people. This is an increase of 5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lakewood had a population of 58,163 people (which is 7.31% of the total population of Pierce County). This makes Lakewood the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lakewood represents 0.86% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 58,163 people, the population of Lakewood has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 58,211 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lakewood ...

While we believe that this Lakewood is located in Pierce County, we know of another 2 Washington communities named Lakewood. Those communities are located in the following counties: King and Snohomish County.

Beyond Washington, 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), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina (9), Tennessee (4), Texas (4), Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia (9) 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.

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lakewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Lakewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Federal Way [King County]
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    • Federal Way [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Lakewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<6>
  • Auburn [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lakewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
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      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<6>
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<6>
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Lakewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<6>

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. 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, 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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lakewood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lakewood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (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 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: 47.1717, Longitude: -122.5186    
<6>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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