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Population in 2012: 82,883 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 

Males: 39,362  (47.5%)
Females: 43,521  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Michigan median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 48185.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $41,790 (it was $46,308 in 2000)
Westland:

$41,790
Michigan:

$45,981
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $22,111

Westland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $80,200 (it was $115,100 in 2000)
Westland:

$80,200
Michigan:

$118,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,224; Detached houses: $131,199; Townhouses or other attached units: $115,667; In 2-unit structures: $112,520; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,328; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,400; Mobile homes: $47,973

Median gross rent in 2011: $758.

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  • White alone - 61,826 (73.5%)
  • Black alone - 14,347 (17.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3,165 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2,526 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1,730 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 353 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 134 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 13 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westland: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.5%), Irish (10.7%), Polish (9.8%), English (6.6%), Italian (4.7%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 665 feet

Land area: 20.4 square miles.

Population density: 4053 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Westland:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westland city:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

6,006 residents are foreign born (3.5% Asia, 2.6% Europe).

This city:  7.8%
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 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Westland to the number of sex offenders is 7,729 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 2011: $2,393 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,912 (2.3%)

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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: -35,191 (-42.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,136 (14.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 734

Westland household income distribution Westland home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Westland by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2311202222311
per 100,000 2.33.41.11.22.30.02.32.42.52.64.01.21.2
Rapes 33403638615464374839425061
per 100,000 37.945.941.143.970.962.574.943.960.049.955.559.573.2
Robberies 5559564371728511410498838880
per 100,000 63.267.863.949.782.683.399.5135.2130.1125.4109.6104.796.0
Assaults 157186205195221177216310277248239209196
per 100,000 180.4213.7234.1225.3257.0204.9252.9367.8346.5317.3315.6248.7235.3
Burglaries 438501532635607533523684638611607610575
per 100,000 503.3575.5607.5733.8705.9617.0612.3811.5798.1781.8801.6725.9690.3
Thefts 1,7561,7741,7461,5521,4861,6211,7891,6981,5811,5661,4271,4701,505
per 100,000 2017.92037.71993.71793.51728.21876.52094.62014.41977.62003.91884.41749.41806.7
Auto thefts 440549466531435465446334424312319300330
per 100,000 505.6630.6532.1613.6505.9538.3522.2396.2530.4399.2421.3357.0396.2
Arson 24343346294441312931162120
per 100,000 27.639.137.753.233.750.948.036.836.339.721.125.024.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 262.7297.5283.7287.5316.3295.7334.3344.5361.3333.7334.3299.1308.3

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 98 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
Michigan average:

1.74

Westland tourist attractions:

Westland, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,304 (+2.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (19%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (30%)
  • Customer service representatives (18%)
  • Other protective service workers (16%)
  • Accountants and auditors (15%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (10%)
  • Communications equipment operators (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving related workers (8%)
  • Other protective service workers (41%)
  • Other food preparation and serving related workers (29%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (19%)
  • Accountants and auditors (17%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Westland-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 119% 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 above Michigan state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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).
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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/medical centers near Westland:

  • GARDEN CITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; GARDEN CITY, MI)
  • OAKWOOD ANNAPOLIS HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 3 miles away; WAYNE, MI)
  • ST MARY MERCY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; LIVONIA, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Westland, MI

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.

Local government website: www.ci.westland.mi.us

College/University in Westland:

  • Virginia Farrell Beauty School (Full-time enrollment: 66; Location: 34580 Ford Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: virginiafarrell.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westland:

  • Henry Ford Community College (about 8 miles; Dearborn, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,001)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (about 8 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 4,975)
  • Schoolcraft College (about 8 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 5,642)
  • Eastern Michigan University (about 14 miles; Ypsilanti, MI; FT enrollment: 13,968)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (about 14 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 3,917)
  • Washtenaw Community College (about 16 miles; Ann Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Wayne County Community College District (about 17 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 4,743)

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
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5 Pb  NO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.270. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.270
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.90. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.90
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.2
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Westland and their reported violations in the past:

COUNTRY MOBILE HOME COURT (Address: 28301 HANOVER , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.1%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Westland, MI

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 compared to Michigan state average:

Westland, Michigan environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age below state average.


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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 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Westland travel time to work - commute


Westland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Westland (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.71%
Here37.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church
Adherents58.0%6.0%3.9%3.4%2.7%
Congregations19.1%2.9%6.0%3.5%6.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.6%2.6%2.1%1.5%17.3%
Congregations4.5%5.1%4.6%1.5%46.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 556
This county:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wayne County:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 21$110,169$62,9541$897
Other Government Administration 21$76,545$43,7400$0
Judicial and Legal 39$141,189$43,4430$0
Police Protection - Officers 111$808,621$87,4185$1,822
Police - Other 17$62,322$43,9920$0
Firefighters 80$502,585$75,3880$0
Streets and Highways 24$108,041$54,0210$0
Sewerage 1$4,645$55,7400$0
Parks and Recreation 12$49,397$49,39721$4,723
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$44,245$33,1840$0
Water Supply 36$157,422$52,4740$0
Local Libraries 41$76,669$22,4400$0
Other and Unallocable 34$149,500$52,7653$2,560
Totals for Government 453$2,291,350$60,69830$10,002

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,813,000 ($21.87)
    Water Utilities: $1,335,000 ($16.11)
    General - Other: $139,000 ($1.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($0.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($0.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $50,000 ($0.60)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,660,000 ($176.88)
    General - Other: $10,639,000 ($128.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,171,000 ($122.72)
    Sewerage: $9,854,000 ($118.89)
    Water Utilities: $7,253,000 ($87.51)
    Regular Highways: $6,615,000 ($79.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,175,000 ($74.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,055,000 ($73.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,489,000 ($54.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,316,000 ($40.01)
    Financial Administration: $2,346,000 ($28.30)
    Libraries: $2,001,000 ($24.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,355,000 ($16.35)
    Central Staff Services: $1,323,000 ($15.96)
    General Public Buildings: $278,000 ($3.35)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $73,746,000 ($889.76)
    Corporate Bonds: $28,670,000 ($345.91)
    Benefit Payments: $6,297,000 ($75.97)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $4,395,000 ($53.03)
    Other Investments - Other: $3,946,000 ($47.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $617,000 ($7.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,077,000 ($302.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $182,000 ($2.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,276,000 ($123.98)
    All Other: $4,078,000 ($49.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,034,000 ($12.48)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $16,019,000 ($193.27)
    From Parent Local Government: $6,104,000 ($73.65)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $9,180,000 ($110.76)
    Water Utilities: $376,000 ($4.54)
    All Other: $95,000 ($1.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,784,000 ($21.52)
    Highways: $524,000 ($6.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,011,000 ($60.46)
    Interest Earnings: $1,420,000 ($17.13)
    Rents: $1,402,000 ($16.92)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,027,000 ($12.39)
    Special Assessments: $938,000 ($11.32)
    Sale of Property: $317,000 ($3.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,565,000 ($91.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,715,000 ($105.15)
    Highways: $4,697,000 ($56.67)
    All Other: $275,000 ($3.32)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($0.22)
  • Tax - Property: $30,746,000 ($370.96)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $823,000 ($9.93)
    Other License: $495,000 ($5.97)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,937,000 ($252.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,218,000 ($243.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,689,000 ($80.70)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,970,000 ($72.03)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $24,444,000 ($294.92)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,243,000 ($15.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,480,000 ($174.70)

3.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($748 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.08%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Oakland County, MI  0.96% ($44,508 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.42% ($34,962)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.31% ($39,054)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($477 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.05%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oakland County, MI  1.30% ($44,191 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.74% ($35,752)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.35% ($47,526)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 75 meters (246ft)
Total average daily traffic: 379,532
Total average daily truck traffic: 16,279

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 2
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-Eleven6Little Caesars Pizza4
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's6
Applebee's1Meijer1
Arby's1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins2New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike4
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster2Old Country Buffet1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun1
Burger King3Panera Bread1
Burlington Coat Factory1Payless2
CVS2Penske1
Catherines1Pizza Hut1
Charlotte Russe1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1Quiznos1
Deb1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
Dunkin Donuts3Red Robin1
Express1Rite Aid1
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx5SONIC Drive-In1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears2
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel4
GNC3Starbucks2
GameStop3T-Mobile4
H&R Block5Taco Bell3
Hot Topic1Target1
JCPenney1Tim Hortons1
Jimmy John's1Toys"R"Us2
Jones New York1U-Haul4
Journeys1UPS3
KFC2Value City Furniture1
Kohl's1Vans2
Kroger4Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Victoria's Secret1
Lane Bryant1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's3
LensCrafters1Wet Seal1
Browse common businesses in Westland, MI


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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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