Westland, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westland, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Westland had a population of 81,908 as of July 1, 2016. Westland 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 Westland is located at latitude 42.3192 and longitude -83.3808 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westland (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Westland (GNIS ID: 1627250) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westland 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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Westland, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 81,908
Population in Households 80,924
Population in Familes 61,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 984
Population Density1 4,010
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 35,341
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 20,622
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,957 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,222 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,119 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,616 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $99,770
Average Home Value $116,439


Median Household Income $45,430
Average Household Income $56,493
Per Capita Income $24,706
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.51%
Households -0.25% -0.41%
Families -0.51% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Westland, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westland 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 # 11 99th
Population Density1 # 33 95th
Diversity Index2 # 74 89th
Median Household Income # 314 55th
Per Capita Income # 245 65th

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