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graphicCity motto: Tomorrow's City Today

Location: Lakewood is located in Los Angeles County, about 23 miles southeast of the city of Los Angeles and north of the city of Long Beach.

Population: 80,000

Residences: 27,000 (72% owner-occupied)

Total area: 9.5 square miles

Incorporated: April 16, 1954

Local government: Five-member city council elected at-large

Water service: The city supplies water service for Lakewood residents west of the San Gabriel River; service east of the river is supplied by the Southern California Water Company.

Schools: ABC, Bellflower, Long Beach and Paramount school districts; California State University in Long Beach, Long Beach City College, Cerritos Community College

Libraries: Two libraries in the Los Angeles County Library System

Parks: Ten parks, two public swimming pools, three community service centers, the Lakewood Youth Center, Lakewood Equestrian Center, and Lakewood Community Gardens

Business: 3,600 business license holders

Labor force: 41,000 persons


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