City of Lakewood Ohio Census Information Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 23,000 households in Lakewood, Ohio. The average household size was 2.2 people.
Families made up 48 percent of the households in Lakewood, Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (33 percent) and other families (15 percent). Nonfamily households made up 52 percent of all households in Lakewood, Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009
 Married-couple families 33%
Other families 15%
People living alone 42%
Other nonfamily households 10%
Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Eight percent of the people living in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-two percent was native, including 73 percent who were born in Ohio.

Among people at least five years old living in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009, 12 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 22 percent spoke Spanish and 78 percent spoke some other language; 33 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 80 percent of the people at least one year old living in Lakewood, Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 14 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 3 percent from another county in the same state, 2 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Lakewood, Ohio, Ohio in 2005-2009
 Same residence 80%
Different residence, same county 14%
Different county, same state 3%
Different state 2%
Abroad 1%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 91 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 39 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Nine percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Lakewood, Ohio was 13,000 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 1,400 and elementary or high school enrollment was 6,900 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 4,400.

The Educational Attainment of People in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009
 Graduate or professional degree 13%
Bachelor’s degree 26%
Associate’s degree 6%
Some college, no degree 20%
High school diploma or equivalency 25%
Less than high school diploma 9%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: in Lakewood, Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Lakewood, Ohio were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 23 percent, and Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 13 percent.

Employment by Industry in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0%
Construction 5%
Manufacturing 10%
Wholesale trade 3%
Retail trade 9%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 4%
Information 4%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 10%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 13%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 23%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 12%
Other Services, except public administration 5%
Public administration 3%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 38 percent; Sales and office occupations, 27 percent; Service occupations, 18 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 11 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 5 percent. Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 5 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Seventy-seven percent of Lakewood, Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 9 percent carpooled, 8 percent took public transportation, and 4 percent used other means. The remaining 3 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 23.3 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Lakewood, Ohio was $44,268. Eighty-three percent of the households received earnings and 12 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-one percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $13,780. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 14 percent of people were in poverty. Nineteen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 13 percent of people 65 years old and over. Eleven percent of all families and 30 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009
 People age 65 and over 13%
Related children under 18 years 19%
All families 11%
Female householder families 30%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Lakewood, Ohio: In 2005-2009, Lakewood, Ohio had a total population of 51,000 – 26,000 (51 percent) females and 25,000 (49 percent) males. The median age was 34.5 years. Twenty-one percent of the population was under 18 years and 11 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009
 65 and over 11%
45 to 64 24%
25 to 44 34%
18 to 24 10%
Under 18 21%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 92 percent was White; 5 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 1 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 1 percent was Some other race. Two percent reported Two or more races. Three percent of the people in Lakewood, Ohio was Hispanic. Eighty-nine percent of the people in Lakewood, Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Lakewood, Ohio had a total of 26,000 housing units, 11 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 37 percent was in single-unit structures, 62 percent was in multi-unit structures, and less than 0.5 percent was mobile homes. One percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009
 Single-unit structures 37%
In multi-unit structures 62%
Mobile homes 0%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Lakewood, Ohio had 23,000 occupied housing units – 11,000 (46 percent) owner occupied and 13,000 (54 percent) renter occupied. Four percent of the households did not have telephone service and 14 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Thirty-three percent had two vehicles and another 11 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,449, nonmortgaged owners $597, and renters $687. Thirty-five percent of owners with mortgages, 22 percent of owners without mortgages, and 45 percent of renters in Lakewood, Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Lakewood, Ohio in 2005-2009
 Owners with mortgage 35%
Owners without mortgage 22%
Renters 45%
Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing.

American Community Survey, 2005-2009.