Westwood, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westwood, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Westwood Census Designated Place had a population of 8,851 as of July 1, 2016. Westwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westwood is located at latitude 42.303 and longitude -85.6286 in Kalamazoo County. The formal boundaries for the Westwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kalamazoo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 942 feet.

The Westwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393846) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Westwood Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Kalamazoo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kalamazoo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Westwood, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,851
Population in Households 8,845
Population in Familes 5,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 3,096
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 4,251
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 1,946
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,452 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,799 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 414 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $117,409
Average Home Value $121,126


Median Household Income $41,185
Average Household Income $53,586
Per Capita Income $25,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.59%
Households 0.3% 0.53%
Families 0.04% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westwood, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westwood to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 115 84th
Population Density1 # 63 91st
Diversity Index2 # 96 86th
Median Household Income # 418 40th
Per Capita Income # 217 69th

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