Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA

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Population

117,302

1.61% growth

Poverty Rate

15%


Median Age

30.7


Median Household Income

$53,695

3.18% growth

Number of Employees

52,042

2.79% growth

Median Property Value

$266,100

5.43% growth

About

In 2017, Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA had a population of 117k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $53,695. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA grew from 115,443 to 117,302, a 1.61% increase and its median household income grew from $52,042 to $53,695, a 3.18% increase.

The population of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is 55.6% White Alone, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.2% Black or African American Alone. 19% of the people in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA are Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom (1,674 degrees awarded in 2017) and Clover Park Technical College (1,351 degrees).

The median property value in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is $266,100, and the homeownership rate is 43.1%. Most people in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA 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 City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA employs 52k people. The largest industries in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA are U. S. Army (9,491 people), National security & international affairs (3,295 people), and Hospitals (2,860 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($105,057), Computer Systems Design ($89,365), and Offices of physicians ($88,691).

Median household income in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is $53,695. Males in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,724. The income inequality in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.415, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,695

2017 value

± $1,234

3.18%

1 Year Growth

± 3.31%

Households in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $53,695, 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 $52,042 in 2016, which represents a 3.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,927

Average Male Salary

± $8,063

$42,724

Average Female Salary

± $5,633

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $47,419 ± $6,282

  2. Two or More Races

    $40,402 ± $24,946

  3. American Indian

    $40,380 ± $25,342

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.415

2017 Wage GINI

0.405

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was 0.415 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.44% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $142,699, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $127,715 and $126,212.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA (16.7k out of 111k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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

    9,346 ± 747

  2. Hispanic

    4,751 ± 559

  3. Black

    2,006 ± 347

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

52k

2017 Value

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 2.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 50.6k employees to 52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA, are Military, rank not specified (3,240 people), Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (2,012 people), and Cashiers (1,331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Military, rank not specified (3,240 people), Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (2,012 people), and Cashiers (1,331 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Military, rank not specified (37.9 times higher than expected), Military officer special & tactical operations leaders (34.2 times), and Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (33.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($195,727), Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers ($157,269), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($138,586).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52k

2017 Value

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 2.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 50.6k employees to 52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA, are U. S. Army (9,491 people), National security & international affairs (3,295 people), and Hospitals (2,860 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA 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 City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are U. S. Army (9,491 people), National security & international affairs (3,295 people), and Hospitals (2,860 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of U. S. Army (73.6 times higher than expected), U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified (30.6 times), and U. S. Air Force (12.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($105,057), Computer Systems Design ($89,365), and Offices of physicians ($88,691).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington 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 Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

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

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Health

91% of the population of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 6.25% on Medicare, 20% on non-group plans, and 20.2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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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

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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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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

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

8.98%

Uninsured

30.1%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

6.25%

Medicare

20%

Non-Group

20.2%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 8.98%.

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Health Risks

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Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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Diversity

Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is home to a population of 117k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2016, 13.5% of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (15.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is composed of 65.2k White Alone residents (55.6%), 16.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.1%), 13.1k Black or African American Alone residents (11.2%), 9.61k Asian Alone residents (8.19%), 8.82k Two or More Races residents (7.52%), 2.64k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (2.25%), 1.23k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.04%), and 152 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.13%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA are Spanish (8,181 speakers), Korean (2,733 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (2,401 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was 30.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

15.6k people

13.9%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

15.8k people

As of 2016, 13.5% of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA residents (15.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was 13.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,767 ± 1,276 people

  2. Korea

    2,689 ± 1,258 people

  3. Philippines

    2,416 ± 1,194 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 2,767 Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA residents, followed by Korea with 2,689 and Philippines with 2,416.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

93.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    65.2k ± 1.57k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16.5k ± 1.44k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    13.1k ± 1.12k

In 2017, there were 3.95 times more White Alone residents (65.2k people) in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k Hispanic or Latino and 13.1k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    8,181 speakers (7.65%)

  2. Korean

    2,733 speakers (2.55%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    2,401 speakers (2.24%)

19% of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was Spanish. 7.65% of the overall population of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA are native Spanish speakers. 2.55% speak Korean and 2.24% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,652 ± 648

  2. Vietnam

    4,039 ± 419

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,563 ± 353

Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA awarded 3,025 degrees. The student population of Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is skewed towards women, with 3,656 male students and 6,275 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA are White (1,550 and 53.1%), followed by Black or African American (336 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (305 and 10.5%), and Two or More Races (247 and 8.47%).

The largest universities in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom (1,674 and 55.3%) and Clover Park Technical College (1,351 and 44.7%).

The most popular majors in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (896 and 29.6%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (181 and 5.98%), and Computer & Information Systems Security (158 and 5.22%).

The median tuition costs in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,254 and $4,461 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 83 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 896 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was General Business with 83 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,674 degrees awarded

  2. 1,351 degrees awarded

$4,254

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom with 1,674 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,218

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,807

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,218 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA, which is 0.674 times less than the 1,807 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,550 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    336 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    305 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA were to White students. These 1,550 degrees mean that there were 4.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 336 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was $266,100 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $252,400 to $266,100, a 5.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is 43.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$266,100

2017 Median

± $5,331

$252,400

2016 Median

± $6,533

In 2017, the median property value in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA grew to to $266,100 from the previous year's value of $252,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA 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 City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$53,695

Median Household Income

± $1,234

42.7k

Number of Households

± 1,439

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.7k households in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA grew to $53,695 from the previous year's value of $52,042.

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA 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 City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

43.1%

2017 Homeownership

43.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.1% of the housing units in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 43.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.84% of the workforce in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.71%

  3. Walked

    4.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA was Drove Alone (78.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.71%) and those who Walked (4.14%).

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 City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lakewood City & Joint Base Lewis-McChord PUMA, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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