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There are plenty of reasons to visit Lakewood, CO. Its weather, its beauty, its hospitality, its food, its shopping, its denizens, its nightlife, its culture, its attractions and its diversity, everything is unparalleled. All this and more contribute to making Lakewood to your “must-visit” bucket list. Besides all this, there are a few more things about Lakewood that make it a distinctive and worth exploring.  There are a few facts on Lakewood history, geography, demographics, economy and other important facts that you should know before flying to Lakewood. Delve into the not-so-known facts of Lakewood- 

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  • Lakewood lies in the Jefferson County, U.S. state of Colorado.
  • It is settled against the Rocky Mountains foothills.
  • Numerous major thoroughfares surround the City of Lakewood, including Colorado State Highways 470 and 26, Interstates 70 and 25, and U.S. Route 285 and 6.
  • It ranks at the fifth position in terms of population in the U.S. state of Colorado with a population of about 142,980 (United States Census 2010).
  • It ranks at the 172nd position in terms of population in the US.
  • It is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Statistical Area.
  • The elevation of the City of Lakewood is 1,682 over sea level.
  • The ethnic composition of Lakewood includes: White-82.9%, Asian-3.1%, Black-1.6%, American Indian-1.4%, Pacific Islander- 0.1%, from other races-7.7%, and two or more races-3.3%.
  • In the late 19th century, Lakewood was first settled and it established itself as a Summer Resort district for the affluent residents of Denver.
  • In 1889, the suburban and urban development of Lakewood was started by W.A.H. Loveland and Charles Welch. 
  • Lakewood was connected to Denver and Golden, Colorado in 1893 by an electric tramway network, also called as the Loop.
  • The Colorado Christian University was founded in Lakewood in 1914.
  • In 1969, Lakewood was officially incorporated as Jefferson City and later, after the elections, the name of the city was changed to “Lakewood”.
  • The city of Lakewood at the time of original incorporation had a population more than 90,000.
  • Lakewood follows a council-manager type of government.
  • The economy of Lakewood is diverse and is largely based on government. The government is the largest employer of Lakewood, CO.
  • Following companies have headquarters in Lakewood: Einstein Bros. Bagels, The Integer Group and 1stBank.
  • The top employers in Lakewood include: Denver Federal Center, Jefferson County Public Schools, Terumo BCT, St. Anthony Hospital and City of Lakewood.
  • Lakewood bagged the title an “All-America City” in 2011 for the first time.
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