Lakewood (Colorado)

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Coordinates 39°42′17″N 105°04′53″W
Country United States
State Colorado
County Jefferson County
City Lakewood
Founded 1889
Incorporated 1969
Elevation 5,518 ft (1,682 m)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
ZIP codes Denver 80214-80215, 80227, 80226-80228, 80232, 80235-80236 Golden 80401 Littleton 80123
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-43000
GNIS feature ID 0181620
Interstate highway
U.S. highways
State highways
Light rail W
Government (Type) Home rule municipality
Government (Mayor) Adam Paul
Government (Total) 44.647 sq mi (115.635 km2)
Government (Land) 43.473 sq mi (112.595 km2)
Government (Water) 1.174 sq mi (3.040 km2)
Area (Total) 44.647 sq mi (115.635 km2)
Area (Land) 43.473 sq mi (112.595 km2)
Area (Water) 1.174 sq mi (3.040 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 155,984
Population (2020) (Rank) 5th in Colorado 167th in the United States
Population (2020) (Density) 3,588/sq mi (1,385/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 2,963,821 (19th)
Population (2020) (CSA) 3,623,560 (17th)
Population (2020) (Front Range) 5,055,344

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The City of Lakewood is the home rule municipality that is the most populous municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 155,984 at the 2020 U.S. Census making Lakewood is the fifth most populous city in Colorado and the 167th most populous city in the United States. Lying immediately west of Denver, Lakewood is a principal city of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and a major city of the Front Range Urban Corridor. The urban and suburban development of the community known as Lakewood was started in 1889 by Charles Welch and W.A.H. Loveland, who platted a 13-block area along Colfax Avenue west of Denver in eastern Jefferson County. Loveland, the former president of the Colorado Central Railroad, retired to the new community of Lakewood after many years of living in Golden.[citation needed]

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