Westland, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westland, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Westland had a population of 82,483 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 82,483
Daytime Population: Workers 25,580
Daytime Population: Residents 41,116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 66,696
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 81,491
Population in Familes 61,402
Population in Group Qrtrs 992
Population Density2 4,038
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $46,966
Average Household Income $58,638
Per Capita Income $25,571


Total Housing Units 38,949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,161 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,343 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,445 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $103,628
Average Home Value $120,286


Total Households 35,504
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 20,652
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 -0.27% -0.37%
Households -0.15% -0.29%
Families -0.42% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 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 # 12 98th
Population Density # 33 95th
Diversity Index # 75 89th
Median Household Income # 328 53rd
Per Capita Income # 250 64th

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