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Westland, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Westland had a population of 83,873 as of July 1, 2020. 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 42.3242 and longitude -83.4002 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westland 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.


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Westland, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 83,873 (100%)
Population in Households 82,889 (98.8%)
Population in Families 62,181 (74.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 984 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 4,105
Diversity Index2 48
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,562
Average Household Income $64,403
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $27,889
Wealth Index5 56
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 38,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,155 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,152 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,547 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $134,193
Average Home Value $161,855
Housing Affordability Index3 164
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 36,306
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 21,018
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.03% -0.15%
Households 0.11% -0.08%
Families -0.13% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.03%

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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, 2020 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 Density # 33 95th
Median Household Income # 411 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 103 15th
Per Capita Income # 289 58th
Diversity Index # 74 89th

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