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Encyclopedia > Lakewood, Colorado
The City of Lakewood
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Colorado
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the United States
Coordinates: 39°42′23″N 105°6′10″W / 39.70639, -105.10278
Country United States
State Colorado
County Jefferson
Founded 1889
Incorporated 1969
Government
 - Mayor Steve Burkholder (R)
Area 1tags-->
 - Total 42.5 sq mi (110.0 km²)
 - Land 41.6 sq mi (107.7 km²)
 - Water 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km²)
Elevation 5,280 ft (1,682 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 144,126
 - Density 3,465.3/sq mi (1,338.0/km²)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 303, 720
FIPS code 08-43000
GNIS feature ID 0181620
Website: http://www.lakewood.org

The City of Lakewood is a home rule municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Lakewood is the fourth most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 164th most populous city in the United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that in 2005 the population of the City of Lakewood was 140,671 (164th most populous U.S. city),[1] the population of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,359,994 (22nd most populous MSA),[2] the population of the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area was 2,869,377 (15th most populous CSA),[3] and the population of the Front Range Urban Corridor was 4,013,055.[2] Image File history File links Jefferson_County_Colorado_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Lakewood_Highlighted. ... Jefferson County (IPA: //) is the fourth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. ... 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Mountain Standard Time (MST) is UTC-7, Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) is UTC-6 The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn and winter, and by subtracting six hours during daylight saving time... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 303 is the telephone area code serving the state of Colorado. ... Area code 720 is the telephone area code serving the state of Colorado. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A home rule municipality is a city or town that is granted limited self government under a home rule charter by a state, province, or nation. ... Jefferson County (IPA: //) is the fourth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... ^ Active Colorado Municipalities as of September 18, 2006 (HTML). ... 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The City of Lakewood was incorporated in 1969. At the time of incorporation the city population was already over 90,000, making Lakewood one of the largest cities, at the time of original incorporation, in the history of the United States. A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ...


The urban/suburban development of the community known as Lakewood was begun in 1889 by Charles Welch and W.A.H. Loveland, who platted a 13-block area along Colfax Avenue west of Denver in eastern Jefferson County. Loveland, the former president of the Colorado Central Railroad, retired to the new community of Lakewood after many years of living in nearby Golden. Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... William A.H. Loveland from a 19th century engraving William Austin Hamilton Loveland (May 30, 1826–1894) was a U.S. railroad entrepreneur and businessman in the late 19th century. ... Colfax Avenue at Broadway in the heart of Denver. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Jefferson County is the name of 25 counties and one parish in the United States. ... The Colorado Central Railroad was a U.S. railroad company that operated in Colorado and southeastern Wyoming in the late 19th century. ... Downtown Golden, Colorado Golden, Colorado lies at the mouth of Clear Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range. ...


Lakewood also houses the prestigious Lakewood High School, ranked number one in the state by Newsweek, and the only International Baccalaureate school in Jefferson County. Schools official site Categories: US school stubs | High schools in Florida ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... Jefferson County is the name of 25 counties and one parish in the United States. ...

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Geography

Lakewood is located at 39°42′23″N, 105°6′10″W (39.706337, -105.102859)GR1.


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 (2.05%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 144,126 people, 60,531 households, and 36,500 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,338.0/km² (3,465.3/mi²). There were 62,422 housing units at an average density of 579.5/km² (1,500.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.54% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 60,531 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.92. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $48,109, and the median income for a family was $57,171. Males had a median income of $39,800 versus $31,128 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,575. About 4.8% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Municipal government

Until 1969, the area known as Lakewood had no municipal government, relying instead on several water districts, several fire districts, and the government of Jefferson County. However, the community had already existed for about 80 years. Generally a special-purpose district, also known as a special district, is a type of district differing from general-purpose districts like municipalities, counties, etc. ... Generally a special-purpose district, also known as a special district, is a type of district differing from general-purpose districts like municipalities, counties, etc. ... Jefferson County (IPA: //) is the fourth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. ...


Lakewood maintains a council/manager form of government. Citizens elect a City Council consisting of the Mayor, who is elected at-large, and 10 City Council members, two from each of the city's five geographical wards. The mayor and the council members assert the policies for the operation of the city government.


Mayor: Steve Burkholder Steve Burkholder is the Republican Mayor of Lakewood, Colorado. ...


Ward 1: Councilmember Vicki Stack and Councilmember Cheryl Wise


Ward 2: Councilmember Debbie Koop and Councilmember Bob Murphy


Ward 3: Councilmember Sue King and Councilmember Ed Peterson


Ward 4: Councilmember Doug Anderson and Council Member Ray Elliott


Ward 5: Councilmember Diana Allen and Mike Stevens.


State representation

Almost the entirety of the City of Lakewood falls into Colorado House District 26. Lakewood is represented in the state House by Rep. Andy Kerr. The Colorado House of Representatives has 65 members elected for two-year terms. ...


Sister cities

Lakewood has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between a city in the United States and a city in another country. ...

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Economy

Lakewood's economy is diverse while the largest employers are government. The Jefferson County school district employs about 11,000 and the Denver Federal Center employs about 6,200 people.[4] Denver Federal Center is located in Lakewood, Colorado and is the home to about 6,200 employees for many Federal agencies. ...


Lakewood in the media

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External links

Coordinates: 39.706337° N 105.102859° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  • [1] (Newsweek Numbers)

References

  1. ^ Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places Over 100,000, Ranked by July 1, 2005 Population: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 20, 2006). Retrieved on December 13, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Rankings for Metropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on December 13, 2006.
  3. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on December 13, 2006.
  4. ^ "Employment in Lakewood for Selected Businesses with 250 Employees or More". The City of Lakewood. Retrieved on 2007-06-04.

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Lakewood, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (440 words)
Lakewood is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado.
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.
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