The City of Lakewood is the fifth-largest city in the state of Colorado and we continue to thrive. Home to the W light rail line, Lakewood offers numerous opportunities for commercial and residential development with easy access to Interstates 25 and 70, Colorado 470, U.S. 6, and Denver International Airport. Lakewood is located 10 minutes west of downtown Denver, 10 minutes east of the foothills and right next to the region’s major educational and research institutions. We focus on facilitating appropriate real estate development and infrastructure, maintaining our regional competitiveness, promoting environmental and economic sustainability, encouraging diverse job growth, assisting small businesses, and maintaining our strong local employment base.


  • The City of Lakewood was incorporated in 1969 as Jefferson City. Soon after, an election was held and the city’s name was changed to Lakewood.
  • As of the 2010 census, there were 142,980 people, 61,986 households, and 35,882 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,334.4 people per square mile (1,286.9/km²).
  • As of 2013, the median home value in the city was $238,500, the median selected monthly owner cost was $1,546 for housing units with a mortgage and $442 for those without, and the median gross rent was $940.
  • Lakewood is the fifth most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 172nd most populous city in the United States. The city population was 142,980 at the 2010 United States Census.


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