Lakewood, OH

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Population

50,778

0.173% decline

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Median Age

35.1


Median Household Income

$48,701

3.3% growth

Number of Employees

29,697

0.27% growth

Median Property Value

$140,300

4.7% growth

About

In 2017, Lakewood, OH had a population of 50.8k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $48,701. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lakewood, OH declined from 50,866 to 50,778, a -0.173% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,145 to $48,701, a 3.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.17%), White (Hispanic) (4.04%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.36%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.87%). N/A% of the people in Lakewood, OH speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lakewood, OH are Virginia Marti College of Art and Design (34 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Lakewood, OH is $140,300, and the homeownership rate is 44.4%. Most people in Lakewood, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakewood, OH is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lakewood, OH employs 29.7k people. The largest industries in Lakewood, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,035 people), Retail Trade (3,254 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,891 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($110,804), Finance & Insurance ($59,191), and Wholesale Trade ($55,978).

Median household income in Lakewood, OH is $48,701. Males in Lakewood, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Lakewood, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,701

2017 value

± $2,039

3.3%

1 Year Growth

± 4.96%

Households in Lakewood, OH have a median annual income of $48,701, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,145 in 2016, which represents a 3.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lakewood, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1601

  2. Census Tract 1610

  3. Census Tract 1609

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakewood, OH was Census Tract 1601 with a value of $123,625, followed by Census Tract 1610 and Census Tract 1609, with respective values of $72,788 and $68,229.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakewood, OH (7.34k out of 50.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,563 ± 458

  2. Black

    890 ± 205

  3. Hispanic

    808 ± 225

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakewood, OH is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

29.7k

2017 Value

± 998

0.27%

1 Year growth

± 4.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood, OH grew at a rate of 0.27%, from 29.6k employees to 29.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakewood, OH, are Management Occupations (3,487 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,348 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,304 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakewood, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lakewood, OH, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,487 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,348 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,304 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lakewood, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.52 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.16 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lakewood, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,910), Legal Occupations ($68,194), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,789).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.7k

2017 Value

± 998

0.27%

1 Year growth

± 4.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood, OH grew at a rate of 0.27%, from 29.6k employees to 29.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakewood, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,035 people), Retail Trade (3,254 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,891 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakewood, OH, though some of these residents may live in Lakewood, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lakewood, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,035 people), Retail Trade (3,254 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,891 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lakewood, OH has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.42 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.39 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lakewood, OH, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($110,804), Finance & Insurance ($59,191), and Wholesale Trade ($55,978).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.7% of the population of Lakewood, OH has health coverage, with 56.7% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 8.99% on Medicare, 8.4% on non-group plans, and 0.859% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lakewood, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Lakewood, OH see 898 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.35% increase from the previous year (886 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 979 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 356 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cuyahoga County, OH see an average of 898 patients per year. This represents a 1.35% increase from the previous year (886 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cuyahoga County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.26%

Uninsured

56.7%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

8.99%

Medicare

8.4%

Non-Group

0.859%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakewood, OH declined by 13.6% from 9.56% to 8.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lakewood, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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Diversity

Lakewood, OH is home to a population of 50.8k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.28% of Lakewood, OH residents were born outside of the country (4.21k people).

In 2017, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.2k people) in Lakewood, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.05k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lakewood, OH was 35.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Lakewood, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lakewood, OH residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.21k people

7.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.71k people

As of 2017, 8.28% of Lakewood, OH residents (4.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakewood, OH was 7.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Lakewood, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lakewood, OH was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood, OH

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    42.2k ± 725

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    3.13k ± 478

  3. White (Hispanic)

    2.05k ± 403

In 2017, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.2k people) in Lakewood, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.05k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lakewood, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    820 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    528 ± 134

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    378 ± 119

Lakewood, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lakewood, OH awarded 34 degrees. The student population of Lakewood, OH is skewed towards women, with 24 male students and 103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lakewood, OH are White (18 and 52.9%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 23.5%), Two or More Races (4 and 11.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 8.82%).

The largest universities in Lakewood, OH by number of degrees awarded are Virginia Marti College of Art and Design (34 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lakewood, OH are Fashion Merchandising (16 and 47.1%), Commercial & Advertising Art (10 and 29.4%), and Interior Design (5 and 14.7%).

The median tuition costs in Lakewood, OH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 16 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lakewood, OH was Fashion Merchandising with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lakewood, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

34 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Lakewood, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Virginia Marti College of Art and Design with 34 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8

Degrees Awarded to Men

26

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 8 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lakewood, OH, which is 0.308 times less than the 26 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    18 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lakewood, OH were to White students. These 18 degrees mean that there were 2.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakewood, OH was $140,300 in 2017, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,000 to $140,300, a 4.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakewood, OH is 44.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lakewood, OH have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lakewood, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$140,300

2017 Median

± $2,295

$134,000

2016 Median

± $2,207

In 2017, the median property value in Lakewood, OH grew to to $140,300 from the previous year's value of $134,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lakewood, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$48,701

Median Household Income

± $2,039

24.5k

Number of Households

± 854

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.5k households in Lakewood, OH grew to $48,701 from the previous year's value of $47,145.

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lakewood, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

44.4%

2017 Homeownership

45%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.4% of the housing units in Lakewood, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lakewood, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakewood, OH have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Lakewood, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.31%

  3. Public Transit

    4.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lakewood, OH was Drove Alone (79.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.31%) and those who Public Transit (4.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lakewood, OH have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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