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Lets cover off Lakewood first. We couldn’t find a lot of information on The City of Lakewood Colorado other than this great city site, http://www.lakewood.org/ that is full of quality links and information.

Lakewood is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Lakewood is the fourth most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 172nd most populous city in the United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that in 2009-07-01 the population of the City of Lakewood was 141,943. Lakewood is west of Denver and is part of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Before incorporation in 1969, Lakewood was a community with policing provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff, a volunteer fire service, and with few street lights and sidewalks. The City of Lakewood was incorporated in 1969. At the time of incorporation the city population was already over 90,000.

Addenbrook Park Lake Lakewood COThe urban/suburban development of the community known as Lakewood was begun in 1889 by Charles Welch and W.A.H. Loveland, who platted a 13-block area along Colfax Avenue west of Denver in eastern Jefferson County. Loveland, the former president of the Colorado Central Railroad, retired to the new community of Lakewood after many years of living in nearby Golden.

Lakewood also houses Lakewood High School, ranked number one in the state by Newsweek,[citation needed] and the only International Baccalaureate school in Jefferson County. Lakewood is also home to Colorado Christian University.

Lakewood is home to talented artists, thriving cultural organizations and engaging community celebrations. People of all ages are invited to discover, explore, and experience the many opportunities to participate in arts and culture in Lakewood. The mission of City of Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts Division is to build a sense of community and to serve the diverse citizens of Lakewood, Jefferson County, and neighboring communities through education, outreach, and programs that support our heritage, culture, the arts.

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Culture and contemporary life

belmar market Lakewood COLakewood never had a traditional downtown area. West Colfax Ave from Harlan west to Kipling and beyond had most commercial establishment. In addition to the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society (JCRS) for TB patients and the small frame Methodist Church, there emerged by the 1950s grocery and drug stores, gas stations, restaurants & taverns, several motels, a movie theater, roller rink and bowling alley, and used car lots.

Several multi-business “shopping centers” developed followed by much larger centers at JCRS and Westland. The Villa Italia Mall on Alameda Blvd. 20 blocks south of Colfax, reflected the southward expansion of Lakewood settlement. It housed a larger concentration of retail space. As the mall went into decline the Lakewood City Council developed a plan to demolish the Villa Italia Mall and replace it with a new development called Belmar. Belmar is a modern downtown area with a diverse mix of residential, retail and cultural establishments.

Economy

Lakewood’s economy is diverse while the largest employers are government. The Denver Federal Center employs about 6,200 people and The Jefferson County R-1 school district employs 3,930. Caridian, a medical devices manufacturer, employs 1,654 people. Lakewood in the Media *A South Park episode took place at Casa Bonita, a local Mexican restaurant in Lakewood.

Lakewood Careers

plaza Lakewood COAmong the most common occupations in Lakewood are Management, professional, and related occupations, 32%. Sales and office occupations, 29%. and Service occupations, 11%. Approximately 73 percent of workers in Lakewood, Colorado work for companies, 13 percent work for the government and 7 percent are self-employed.

Lakewood Industries

The leading industries in Lakewood, Colorado are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 15%; Retail trade, 14%; and Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 13%.

Lakewood Employment Statistics

Population of Lakewood
Total population 142,434
Male 47.63%
Female 52.37%
Median age 37.8
Lakewood Housing
Owner-occupied homes 62.1%
Median cost of a home $237,100
Median mortgage payment $1,103
Renter-occupied homes 37.9%
Vacant housing 5.7%
Median monthly rent $781
Average Income
Median for all workers $30,795
Median for all male full-time $42,341
Median for all female full-time $37,803
Household Income
Less than $10,000 6%
$10,000 to $14,999 4%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 10%
$35,000 to $49,999 15%
$50,000 to $74,999 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 15%
$100,000 to $149,999 10%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 3%
Education
Less than 9th grade 3%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7%
High school graduate 27%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate’s degree 7%
Bachelor’s degree 21%
Graduate degree 12%
Marital Status
Never married 31%
Currently married 46%
Separated 3%
Widowed 4%
Divorced 16%
Race
White 84%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 5%
Other 11%
Lakewood Commute
Carpool 9.8%
Public transportation 4.6%
Average travel time 24 minutes