General Law city
Incorporated: April 16, 1954
City Hall: 5050 Clark Ave, Lakewood, California 90712
Population (2020 Census): 82,496 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 21.0%
Population Density (2020 Census): 8,775.2 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 27,931
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.0
Land Area: 9.40 square miles (24.35 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.05 square miles (0.13 square kilometers)
Total Area: 9.45 square miles (24.48 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.847135 -118.121894
Founded in 1934 by Clark J. Bonner of the Montana Land Company and promoter Charles B. Hooper. The land was subdivided and originally named Lakewood Village due to its proximity to Bouton Lake, a body of water created by an artesian well accidentally opened by oil drillers. Developers Louis Boyar, Mark Taper and Ben Weingart purchased the area in 1949 to build a community for thousands of post-World War II families.
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