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Lakewood is a township in Shelby County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Lakewood. For links to other places called Lakewood, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lakewood is 39.310N. The longitude is -88.855W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 409.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lakewood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62444 ZIP code.
23% of Lakewood residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakewood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakewood was $19,463, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Lakewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lakewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $734.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakewood political report.
The average commute time for Lakewood workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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