Incorporated in 1954, Lakewood has always emphasized family and values. Approximately 85% of housing units are single family dwellings. Housing tracts blossomed during the early 1950’s intertwined with parks and commercial/retail developments. Along with the almost 3,000 businesses in Lakewood, about 150 acres of the city are devoted to parks and other landscaped open space with over 36,000 trees lining streets and shading city parks servicing its over 80,000 residents. The majority of Lakewood is serviced by the Long Beach Unified School District with the other portions, the Bellflower Unified, ABC Unified and Paramount Unified Districts.
- $78,764 median household income (2008 dollars), high for the Harbor and high for the county
- In Los Angeles County, Hancock Park, San Dimas andChatsworth have the most similar household incomes.
- The percentages of households that earn $60,000 to $125,000 and$40,000 to $60,000 are high for the county.
- 20.7% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree, about average for the Harbor andabout average for the county
- In Los Angeles County, Alondra Park, Elysian Valley and Green Valley have the nearest percentage of residents 25 and older with a four-year degree.
- The percentages of residents 25 and older with some college education and a high school diploma are high for the county.
Ancestry and immigration
is a city in the Harbor region of Los Angeles County.