Lakewood, Washington

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Lakewood Relocation Guide

Welcome to our Lakewood Relocation Guide. If you are interested in relocating to Lakewood, Washington, you will find this guide helpful for researching, planning and moving to Lakewood. You can also find professionals who can assist with your relocation needs.

Overview of Lakewood

Lakewood is located in Pierce County, Washington. Officially incorporated on February 28, 1996, Lakewood is the second-largest city in Pierce County. The population for Lakewood was 60,538 at the 2017 US census estimates making it the 20th largest city in Washington State.

The racial makeup of Federal Way was 57.4% White, 10.7% African American, 0.7% Native American, 14.5% Asian, 2.3% Pacific Islander, 6.8% from other races, and 7.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino persons of any race were 18.1% of the population.

Economy of Lakewood

Lakewood’s economy is highly dependent upon the two neighboring military bases, (Fort Lewis, and McChord Air Force Base) which employ more than 57,000 people and has a net impact of $9.2 billion on the local Puget Sound region.

Income & Poverty

The median income for a household in the city was $47,636, and the median income for a family was $42,551. Males had a median income of $73,040 versus $53,882 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,982. About 12.5% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

According to RentJungle.com, as of April 2019, average rent for an apartment was $1317. One bedroom apartments rented for $1212 a month on average, and two bedroom apartment rented for an average of  $1324.

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City of Lakewood
Official web site for the city of Lakewood, Washington.

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Includes local business and community information as well as useful links.

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