Lakewood, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Lakewood, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lakewood Census Designated Place had a population of 3,028 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Lakewood is located at latitude 33.8341 and longitude -80.3489 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the Lakewood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Lakewood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403215) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lakewood Census Designated Place is located within Privateer Division of Sumter County.

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Lakewood, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,028
Population in Households 3,028
Population in Familes 2,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 401
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $50,432
Average Household Income $59,659
Per Capita Income $22,373


Total Housing Units 1,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 892 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $204,957
Average Home Value $195,437


Total Households 1,135
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.02% 0.06%
Households 0.04% 0.07%
Families -0.11% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Lakewood, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakewood to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 140 65th
Population Density # 260 35th
Diversity Index # 108 72nd
Median Household Income # 100 75th
Per Capita Income # 176 56th

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