Lakewood. 1 City (1990 pop. 73,557), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a residential and industrial suburb of Long Beach inc. 1954. Nearby are extensive aerospace, high-technology, and electronic industries.

2 City (1990 pop. 126,095), Jefferson co., N central Colo., a suburb of Denver inc. 1969. The city has become a major suburban business center with the development of high-technology industries and corporate offices, including the huge Denver Federal Center. Medical and laboratory equipment, metal products, and soda ash are manufactured.

3 Town (1990 pop. 26,095), Ocean co., E central N.J., on the Metedeconk River, a resort in a scenic region near the Atlantic coast settled 1800, inc. 1892. It has varied manufacturing and is a center for Hasidic schools. Lakewood was the site of early ironworks and of the Rockefeller estate, which has become a state arboretum. Georgian Court College is there.

4 City (1990 pop. 59,718), Cuyahoga co., NE Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, on Lake Erie inc. 1911. It has many varied industries. The city was settled as East Rockport and renamed in 1889.

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