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Pierce County, Washington

98498, 98499

Gateway to the Lakes

Page Contents for Lakewood, Washington

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Lakewood is approximately 58,580 (2002), 58163 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,230 (1990), 24069 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lakewood is 45.787 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lakewood is 20 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.457 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lakewood to Washington DC is 2472 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lakewood is positioned 47.16 degrees north of the equator and 122.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 45 degrees F.


moderate. Summer winds bring great sailing and boating weather with temperatures in the 70's and low 80's. Rain falls mostly between October through March. July is the driest month and December the wettest. Snow rarely falls in the Lakewood, but when it does, little accumulates. Of course, local mountains receive enough snow for ideal skiing conditions.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Lakewood.

The US Army came to the area in 1849 to quell the local Indian uprisings. They leased part of a farm as a post, calling it Fort Steilacoom. Later the old post became the Western State Hospital site.

In 1850, the first grist mill was built here with a sawmill and a flour mill following by 1855. By 1853, settlers began to come into the area. In 1854, Steilacoom became the first incorporated town in the state. Camp Lewis was built here in 1917 on locally donated land. McChord AFB, first known as McChord Field, was built on the old Tacoma Air Field in 1938.
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The incorporation of Lakewood

28 Feb 1996


Things to do in the Lakewood area.

Links for the area.

Lakewold Gardens
on Gravelly Lake, these gardens are in the former 10 acre Wagner estate. It features large collections of rhododendrons and Japanese maples plus other rare plants and shrubs.

Thornewood Castle Bed & Breakfast is a 1920 mansion on American Lake. See over 100 beautiful works of stained glass made in the 1500's. The staircase dates from the 15th century.
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Lakewood City Government

The Lakewood City Council consists of seven elected members who serve two year terms.

The City of Lakewood
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499
Phone: (253)589-2489

Lakewood Chamber

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
6211 Motor Ave.
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 253-582-9400
Fax: 253-581-5241

Lakewood Community Events

2000, April 14th - April 30th
Lakewood Players
8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Sunday matinees
The Lakewood Players is a live community theatre.
Call for tickets: (253) 588 - 0042
Theatre is located: next to the transit center in the lakewood mall complex.
Coming Up...
"84 Charing Cross Road"
"A love of books brought them together; an Ocean kept them apart. Based on the true-life correspondence of New York literary critic, Helene Hanff, and the curater of an antiquarian book store in London, this touching drama spans a lifetime. Don't miss this inspiring love story that will be sure to touch your heart.

Lakewood Organizations

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
6211 Motor Ave.
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 253-582-9400
Fax: 253-581-5241

Lakewood Schools

Schools in the area.

Clover Park School District
10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98449-1341
Phone: 253-589-7400


Pierce College
9401 Farwest Dr. S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498
Phone: 253-964-6533 (Extended Learning) Phone: 253-964-6500 (At Fort Steilacoom) Lakewood


The population of Lakewood was:
1990 - 65,000
2000 - 58,211
2002 - 58,580 (estimate)

There is also a Lakewood in Snohomish County.

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