Westland, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 82,578 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.6%
 
Males: 37,768  (45.7%)
Females: 44,810  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 48185.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,414 (it was $46,308 in 2000)
Westland:

$41,414
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,066 (it was $22,615 in 2000)

Westland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,300 (it was $115,100 in 2000)
Westland:

$84,300
MI:

$117,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $105,433; Detached houses: $101,239; Townhouses or other attached units: $88,010; In 2-unit structures: $129,482; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $45,083; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $384,902; Mobile homes: $61,151

Median gross rent in 2013: $789.

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  • Races in Westland, MI (2013)

    Westland races chart
    • 61,01474.3%White alone
    • 13,67316.6%Black alone
    • 3,1203.8%Asian alone
    • 2,2052.7%Hispanic
    • 2,1192.6%Two or more races
    • 3140.4%American Indian alone
    • 70.01%Other race alone

Races in Westland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Westland: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.1%), Irish (11.3%), Polish (9.4%), United States (7.6%), English (5.7%), Italian (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 665 feet

Land area: 20.4 square miles.

Population density: 4,038 people per square mile   (average).

Westland,MI real estate house value index trend

Westland, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Westland:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westland city:

  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

5,471 residents are foreign born (3.3% Asia, 1.8% Europe).

This city:

6.6%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Westland, Michigan as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Westland to the number of sex offenders is 8,288 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,126 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,713 (2.4%)

Westland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (14.8 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (223.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Garden City, MI (1.4 miles ), Wayne, MI (1.6 miles ), Inkster, MI (1.9 miles ), Dearborn Heights, MI (2.1 miles ), Canton, MI (2.3 miles ), Livonia, MI (2.3 miles ), Romulus, MI (2.4 miles ), Plymouth, MI (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 219 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 214 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2000: 93 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2002: 155 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2003: 401 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2004: 254 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2005: 167 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2006: 76 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $107,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 83.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -19,159 (-23.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,705 (16.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 734

Westland household income distribution Westland home values distribution

Crime rates in Westland by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 3112022223111
per 100,000 3.41.11.22.30.02.32.42.52.64.01.21.21.2
Rapes 40363861546437483942506166
per 100,000 45.941.143.970.962.574.943.960.049.955.559.573.279.9
Robberies 5956437172851141049883888093
per 100,000 67.863.949.782.683.399.5135.2130.1125.4109.6104.796.0112.7
Assaults 186205195221177216310277248239209196203
per 100,000 213.7234.1225.3257.0204.9252.9367.8346.5317.3315.6248.7235.3245.9
Burglaries 501532635607533523684638611607610575564
per 100,000 575.5607.5733.8705.9617.0612.3811.5798.1781.8801.6725.9690.3683.2
Thefts 1,7741,7461,5521,4861,6211,7891,6981,5811,5661,4271,4701,5051,553
per 100,000 2,037.71,993.71,793.51,728.21,876.52,094.62,014.41,977.62,003.91,884.41,749.41,806.71,881.2
Auto thefts 549466531435465446334424312319300330282
per 100,000 630.6532.1613.6505.9538.3522.2396.2530.4399.2421.3357.0396.2341.6
Arson 34334629444131293116212014
per 100,000 39.137.753.233.750.948.036.836.339.721.125.024.017.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 297.4283.6287.4316.2295.6334.2344.4361.1333.6334.2299.0308.2319.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Westland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 103 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.93
Michigan average:

1.72

Westland tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,304 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Westland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Westland, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westland-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Westland city center injured 22 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 163.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from Westland center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 286.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.5 miles away from Westland center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 357.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westland topographic map

Birthplace of: Josh Gracin - Marine, Melanie Cline - Bicycle motocross rider, Chris Conner - Ice hockey player, Daron Cruickshank - Martial artist, Gregory Jbara - Actor, Ashlee Baracy - Beauty pageant winner.

Hospitals in Westland:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE, INC (32932 WARREN ROAD, SUITE 100)
  • MONTGOMERY HOSPITAL (28303 JOY RD)
  • WALTER P REUTHER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (30901 PALMER RD)
  • WESTLAND MEDICAL CENTER (2345 MERRIMAN RD)

Dialysis Facilities in Westland:

  • DAVITA - GARDEN WEST (5715 N VENOY RD)
  • WESTLAND DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (36588 FORD RD)

Home Health Centers in Westland:

  • ANREX HOMECARE, INC (5885 NORTH WAYNE ROAD)
  • GRANCARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (2401 SOUTH WAYNE ROAD)
  • SIERRA HOME HEALTH CARE, L L C (38979 CHERRY HILL ROAD, SUITE A)
  • UNITED HOME CARE PROVIDERS OF MICHIGAN (8018 MIDDLEBELT)
  • VN HOME HEALTH CARE (2074 SOUTH WAYNE ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Westland:

  • FOUR CHAPLAINS CONVALESCENT CTR (28349 JOY RD)
  • FOUR CHAPLAINS NRSG CARE CTR (28349 JOY RD)
  • FOUR SEASONS NURSING CENTER OF WESTLAND (8365 NEWBURGH RD)
  • HOPE HEALTHCARE CENTER (38410 CHERRY HILL RD)
  • NIGHTENGALE WEST (8365 NEWBURGH ROAD)
  • NIGHTINGALE-WEST NURSING HOME (8365 NEWBURGH RD)
  • WALTER P REUTHER PSYCH HOSPITAL LTC DV (30901 PALMER RD)
  • WESTLAND CONVALESCENT AND REHAB CENTER (36137 W WARREN)

Amtrak stations near Westland:

  • 7 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
  • 9 miles: DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 16 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Westland:

  • Manthano Christian College (Full-time enrollment: 16; Location: 6420 N. Newburgh; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.manthanochristian.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westland:

  • Madonna University (about 6 miles; Livonia, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,212)
  • Henry Ford Community College (about 8 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 12,610)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (about 8 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 6,712)
  • Schoolcraft College (about 8 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 10,867)
  • Baker College of Allen Park (about 10 miles; Allen Park, MI; FT enrollment: 2,693)
  • Lawrence Technological University (about 13 miles; Southfield, MI; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • Eastern Michigan University (about 14 miles; Ypsilanti, MI; FT enrollment: 18,395)

Public high schools in Westland:

Private high schools in Westland:

  • LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL WESTLAND (Students: 210; Location: 33300 COWAN RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • WESTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 34033 PALMER RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Westland:

Private elementary/middle school in Westland:

  • ST MATTHEW LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 5885 N VENOY RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Westland, map of school districts: WAYNE-WESTLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, INKSTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, LIVONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Libraries in Westland:

  • WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,535,991; Location: 30555 MICHIGAN AVENUE; 724,511 books; 270 e-books; 151,332 audio materials; 35,938 video materials; 20 local licensed databases; 1,428 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • WILLIAM P. FAUST PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WESTLAND (Operating income: $2,477,763; Location: 6123 CENTRAL CITY PARKWAY; 137,844 books; 13,427 audio materials; 13,394 video materials; 45 local licensed databases; 14 other licensed databases; 348 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Westland: Westland Municipal Golf Course (A), Hawthorne Valley Golf Course (B), Wayne District Courthouse (C), Westland City Hall (D), Westland Library (E), Henry Ford Medical Center - Westland (F), Oakwood Healthcare Center - North Westland (G), Oakwood Healthcare Center - Westland (H), Westland Fire Prevention Division (I), Westland Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (J), Westland Fire Department Station 5 (K), Westland Fire Department Station 4 (L), Westland Fire Department Station 3 (M), Westland Fire Department Station 2 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Venoy Palmer Shopping Center (1), Merri-Warren Plaza Shopping Center (2), Joyand Merriman Shopping Center (3), One Michigan Place Shopping Center (4), Chatham Center Shopping Center (5), Central City Plaza Shopping Center (6), Birch Hill Plaza Shopping Center (7), Arbor Town Square Shopping Center (8), ACO Center Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westland include: Holy Cross Church (A), Kirk of Our Savior (B), Prayer Church (C), Saint Theodore Church (D), Mount Olive Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cadillac Memorial Gardens West Cemetery (1), Chubb Cemetery (2), Eloise Cemetery (3), Ganong Cemetery (4), Maple Grove Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tonquish Creek (A), Willow Creek (B), Leng Drain (C), Deer Drain (D), Morgan Drain (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Westland include: Cayley Park (1), Annapolis Park Historic District Historical Marker (2), Chief Tonquish Burial Site Historical Marker (3), Cooper School Historical Marker (4), Eloise Historical Marker (5), Nankin Mills Historical Marker (6), Nankin Township School District Number Three Historical Marker (7), Perrinsville Historical Marker (8), Perrinsville School Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dennis-Wayne Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2012 South Wayne Road) (1), Grand PRIX of America Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 34700 Warren Road) (2), American Fun Center (Arcades & Amusements; 35000 Warren Rd) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Four Seasons Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning (358 Beech Street) (1), Four Seasons Nursing Center of Westland (8365 North Newburgh Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Westland City - Court 18th District- Judges C Charles Bokos & Gail McKn (36675 Ford Road) (1), Grand Court Westland (37501 Joy Road Ofc) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 129. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

129
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.427. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.427
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.70
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 25.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.78. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.78
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00599. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00599
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.8%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.2% for American Indian residents, 9.7% for other race residents, 21.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Westland in 2010:

  • 548 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 231 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 108 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 98 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Westland in 2000:

  • 599 people in nursing homes
  • 238 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Westland, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Westland compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.

Banks with branches in Westland (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Wayne Road-Cowan Branch, Westland Meijer Banking Center Branc, Cherry Hill Merriman Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Comerica Bank: Ann Arbor Trail-Merriman Branch, Wayne-Warren Branch, Wayne-Canyon Drive Branch. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Guaranty Bank: Michigan Avenue Branch at 31300 Michigan Avenue, branch established on 2002/12/06; Ford Road Branch at 36430 Ford Road, branch established on 2002/11/25. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,179.1 mil, Deposits: $1,102.7 mil, headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 166 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Cherry Hill / Kroger at 200 Merriman Road, branch established on 1934/05/01; Westland at 7205 Wayne Road, branch established on 1934/05/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Westland Branch at 121 North Wayne Road, branch established on 1890/01/01; Nankin Boulevard Branch at 7957 North Wayne Road, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TCF National Bank: Westland 2 Branch at 360 S. Merriman Road, branch established on 2004/10/26; Westland Branch at 37151 Warren Road, branch established on 2002/08/02. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Westland Banking Center Branch at 36700 Ford Road, branch established on 2004/08/23. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: Westland Banking Center at 29049 Joy Road, branch established on 2002/10/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Michigan average:

11.0

Westland travel time to work - commute Westland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Neighborhoods in Westland:

(Westland, Michigan Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Westland city (based on Wayne County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic297,283151
Evangelical Protestant183,985527
Black Protestant124,432282
Mainline Protestant85,387231
Other79,840116
Orthodox17,58023
None1,032,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 556
Wayne County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 294
Wayne County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 523
Wayne County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,019
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

33.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$68,512$68,5120$0
Other Government Administration 14$79,970$68,54618$13,656
Judicial and Legal 26$111,346$51,3909$17,176
Police Protection - Officers 75$501,790$80,2860$0
Police - Other 5$17,982$43,15720$18,199
Firefighters 68$441,002$77,8240$0
Fire - Other 2$7,512$45,0720$0
Streets and Highways 9$53,802$71,7360$0
Welfare 2$10,683$64,0980$0
Sewerage 1$5,360$64,3200$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$55,589$41,6924$7,605
Water Supply 30$147,714$59,0860$0
Local Libraries 26$77,397$35,7220$0
Other and Unallocable 17$70,401$49,6950$0
Totals for Government 303$1,649,060$65,30951$56,636

Westland government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,813,000 ($21.96)
    Water Utilities: $1,335,000 ($16.17)
    General - Other: $139,000 ($1.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($0.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($0.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $50,000 ($0.61)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,660,000 ($177.53)
    General - Other: $10,639,000 ($128.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,171,000 ($123.17)
    Sewerage: $9,854,000 ($119.33)
    Water Utilities: $7,253,000 ($87.83)
    Regular Highways: $6,615,000 ($80.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,175,000 ($74.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,055,000 ($73.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,489,000 ($54.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,316,000 ($40.16)
    Financial Administration: $2,346,000 ($28.41)
    Libraries: $2,001,000 ($24.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,355,000 ($16.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,323,000 ($16.02)
    General Public Buildings: $278,000 ($3.37)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $73,746,000 ($893.05)
    Corporate Bonds: $28,670,000 ($347.19)
    Benefit Payments: $6,297,000 ($76.26)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $4,395,000 ($53.22)
    Other Investments - Other: $3,946,000 ($47.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $617,000 ($7.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,077,000 ($303.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $182,000 ($2.20)

Westland government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,276,000 ($124.44)
    All Other: $4,078,000 ($49.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,034,000 ($12.52)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $16,019,000 ($193.99)
    From Parent Local Government: $6,104,000 ($73.92)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $9,180,000 ($111.17)
    Water Utilities: $376,000 ($4.55)
    All Other: $95,000 ($1.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,784,000 ($21.60)
    Highways: $524,000 ($6.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,011,000 ($60.68)
    Interest Earnings: $1,420,000 ($17.20)
    Rents: $1,402,000 ($16.98)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,027,000 ($12.44)
    Special Assessments: $938,000 ($11.36)
    Sale of Property: $317,000 ($3.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,565,000 ($91.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,715,000 ($105.54)
    Highways: $4,697,000 ($56.88)
    All Other: $275,000 ($3.33)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($0.22)
  • Tax - Property: $30,746,000 ($372.33)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $823,000 ($9.97)
    Other License: $495,000 ($5.99)

Westland government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,937,000 ($253.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,218,000 ($244.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,689,000 ($81.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,970,000 ($72.30)

Westland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $24,444,000 ($296.01)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,243,000 ($15.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,480,000 ($175.35)

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oakland County, MI  1.03% ($35,466 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.57% ($27,796)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($34,618)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oakland County, MI  1.54% ($39,617 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($29,720)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($40,152)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westland:

  • WCAR (1090 AM; 1 kW; LIVONIA, MI; Owner: WCAR-AM, NC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMKM (1440 AM; 1 kW; INKSTER, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSDS (1480 AM; 4 kW; SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: KOCH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNZK (690 AM; 3 kW; DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westland:

  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WEMU (89.1 FM; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WUOM (91.7 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICH.)

TV broadcast stations around Westland:

  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WTOL (Channel 11; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVG (Channel 13; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WTVG, INC.)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W48BZ (Channel 48; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Westland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 75m246ftTotal length
  • 379,532Total average daily traffic
  • 16,279Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Westland, MI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Westland)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Westland, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 191 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westland)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Westland)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED429$84,261185$68,843536$109,96831$13,3550$064$62,1562$15,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$87,66617$67,82364$118,96814$9,7140$010$48,6003$27,330
APPLICATIONS DENIED103$89,27153$68,094388$118,07988$19,9770$032$52,5312$38,995
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN56$87,67815$63,467142$113,1697$46,0001$100,00010$49,9001$49,990
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$96,4997$64,85745$109,3331$100,0000$04$84,2501$60,990

Detailed mortgage data for all 22 tracts in Westland, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$104,3338$126,3750$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$143,0008$126,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$78,4293$128,0001$64,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$50,7503$172,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 182
  • Hazardous Condition: 148
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Westland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westland, MI
Most common first names in Westland, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary52778.2 years
John52472.9 years
William41272.4 years
James36769.7 years
Robert35569.1 years
Helen29779.6 years
Joseph27973.7 years
George27675.1 years
Charles24971.4 years
Margaret24078.7 years
Most common last names in Westland, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17972.8 years
Johnson11874.1 years
Jones9671.6 years
Brown9475.7 years
Miller7974.3 years
Williams6774.1 years
Martin6575.8 years
Wilson6272.7 years
Moore5876.0 years
Thomas5468.7 years
Businesses in Westland, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6LensCrafters1
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza4
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Macy's1
Aeropostale1McDonald's6
American Eagle Outfitters1Meijer1
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's1Motherhood Maternity2
AutoZone1New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins2Nike4
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster2Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread1
Burger King3Payless2
Burlington Coat Factory1Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Catherines1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Charlotte Russe1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack2
Deb1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza1Red Robin1
Dunkin Donuts3Rite Aid1
Express1Ruby Tuesday1
Fashion Bug1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx5Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel4
Forever 211Starbucks2
GNC3T-Mobile4
GameStop3Taco Bell3
H&R Block5Target1
Hot Topic1Tim Hortons1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us2
Jimmy John's1U-Haul4
Jones New York1UPS3
Journeys1Value City Furniture1
Justice1Vans2
KFC2Verizon Wireless2
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger4Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's3
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture3

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