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Dallas > East Dallas > Lakewood

Running along the west side of White Rock Lake, Lakewood is home to both impressive estates and charming cottages. What binds the neighborhood together is a love for the community’s combination of natural beauty, easy access to the amenities of the city center, and a fierce commitment to supporting the local elementary school, which is among the best in Dallas.

What the Locals Say About Lakewood

Locals Love

Walking their elementary-age children to school along the rolling, shady streets of their neighborhood.

Locals Complain

Living in a neighborhood perched along creeks and next to a small lake can make the summer-long battle against being overrun by mosquitoes more difficult.

Known For

Being a bit more politically liberal than many of Dallas’ other upscale neighborhoods—not that that’s a high bar to clear.

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Why I Love Lakewood

By Nicole Stewart

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Lakewood Demographics


The 2023 population of Lakewood is estimated to be 14,654.

46.2% of residents are male, 53.8% are female. The median age is 39.7.

86.2% of the Lakewood population are White, 4.4% are Black, 2.3% are Asian, and 1.4% identify as some other race. 7.1% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 20.4% have earned a master's degree, 14.3% have a professional school degree, 5.4% have a doctorate, and 40.8% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 6502. The average household size is 2.48.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $165,940.

97% of residents are employed and 3% are unemployed. 2954 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 27 minutes.


66.6% of Lakewood homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $785,109

67% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 13.6 years. The average renter has been in the same home 7.4 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1807.


Lakewood includes portions of these police beats: 234, 112

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 32
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 3
Business Burglaries 159
Home Burglaries 168
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 756
Auto Thefts 117
Business Robberies 23
Robberies of Individuals 36
Shoplifting Incidents 35
Murders 2

Lakewood Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

13.6 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments.