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Lakewood, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Lakewood had a population of 2,986 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lakewood is located at latitude 42.0991 and longitude -79.3201 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lakewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The Village of Lakewood (GNIS ID: 2390929) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Lakewood is located within Town of Busti, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chautauqua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakewood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Cowings.

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Lakewood, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,986
Daytime Population: Workers 2,447
Daytime Population: Residents 1,587
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,034
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 2,966
Population in Familes 2,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,511
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $50,367
Average Household Income $76,792
Per Capita Income $35,400


Total Housing Units 1,687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 933 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 463 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $125,839
Average Home Value $158,503


Total Households 1,396
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 790
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.34%
Households -0.07% -0.36%
Families -0.38% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Lakewood, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakewood to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 490 59th
Population Density # 543 55th
Diversity Index # 852 29th
Median Household Income # 862 28th
Per Capita Income # 486 59th

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