Lakewood, Colorado

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Lakewood is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 144,126. The city is one of the larger suburbs of Denver. It was founded in 1889 by Charles Welch and W.A.H. Loveland, who platted a 13-block area along Colfax Avenue west of downtown Denver. Loveland, the former president of the Colorado Central Railroad, retired to the new community of Lakewood after many years of living in nearby Golden.

Dylan Klebold, an infamous perpetrator of the Columbine High School massacre, was born in Lakewood.

Geography

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Location of Lakewood, Colorado

Lakewood is located at 39°42'23" North, 105°6'10" West (39.706337, -105.102859)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 110.0 km² (42.5 mi²). 107.7 km² (41.6 mi²) of it is land and 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.05% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 144,126 people, 60,531 households, and 36,500 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,338.0/km² (3,465.3/mi²). There are 62,422 housing units at an average density of 579.5/km² (1,500.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.15% White, 1.48% African American, 1.11% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 4.88% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. 14.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 60,531 households out of which 27.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% are married couples living together, 10.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $48,109, and the median income for a family is $57,171. Males have a median income of $39,800 versus $31,128 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,575. 7.1% of the population and 4.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 4.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Regions of Colorado Flag of Colorado
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Counties
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