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Facts About Lakewood, Colorado

10 Interesting Facts About Lakewood, Colorado

Facts About Lakewood

  1. Lakewood lies in the Colorado Piedmont on the western edge of the Great Plains just east of the Front Range of the southern Rocky Mountains.
  2. The town had a total area of 28,574 acres including 751 acres of water.
  3. Lakewood’s economy is diverse, while the largest employers are the government, with the following companies based in Lakewood include Einstein Bros. Bagels, FirstBank, and The Integer Group.
  4. Lakewood is located at 39°42′17″N 105°04′53″W at an elevation of 5,518 feet above sea level.
  5. Lakewood has four sister cities Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom; Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom; Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany; Sutherland Shire, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  6. The original community of Lakewood was founded in 1889 and named after Lakewood, New Jersey.
  7. Notable individuals born in or have lived in Lakewood include Sol Katz; Chris Broderick; Steve Williams & May Bonfils Stanton.
  8. In 2011, Lakewood was named an All-America City for the first time.
  9. Lakewood, Colorado is the 5th largest suburb in the city of Denver and is located just west of downtown in Jefferson County.
  10. Lakewood merged with several smaller communities in June 1969 as the newly incorporated city of Jefferson City. The city was renamed Lakewood in November of the same year to avoid confusion with the capital city of Missouri.

 

Facts About Lakewood, Colorado
Facts About Lakewood, Colorado