Westwood, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westwood, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Westwood Census Designated Place had a population of 9,001 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Westwood, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,001
Daytime Population: Workers 1,751
Daytime Population: Residents 4,116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,867
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 8,995
Population in Familes 5,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 3,148
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $42,018
Average Household Income $55,766
Per Capita Income $26,746


Total Housing Units 4,707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,453 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,861 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 393 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $120,572
Average Home Value $124,205


Total Households 4,314
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,961
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.58%
Households 0.47% 0.54%
Families 0.14% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 2017 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 # 114 84th
Population Density # 63 91st
Diversity Index # 94 87th
Median Household Income # 451 35th
Per Capita Income # 219 68th

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