Westwood, California

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Population in 2010: 1,647.
Population change since 2000: -17.6%
Males: 808  (49.1%)
Females: 839  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 96137.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,547 (it was $24,148 in 2000)
Westwood:

$46,547
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,872 (it was $13,178 in 2000)

Westwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,754 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Westwood:

$100,754
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $100,655; detached houses: $109,682; mobile homes: $16,782

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,010.

March 2019 cost of living index in Westwood: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.0%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Westwood, CA (2010)
    • 1,33380.9%White alone
    • 17910.9%Hispanic
    • 855.2%American Indian alone
    • 352.1%Two or more races
    • 100.6%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Westwood, California as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westwood is 122 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (14.6%), Irish (9.7%), Dutch (8.4%), German (8.1%), Nigerian (6.1%), European (4.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 5.51 square miles.

Population density: 299 people per square mile   (very low).

Westwood, California map

49 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

This place:

2.9%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $640 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $615 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (58.9 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (123.5 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (453.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Clear Creek, CA (1.5 miles),
Hamilton Branch, CA (2.3 miles ),
East Shore, CA (2.4 miles),
Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA (2.6 miles ),
Lake Almanor Country Club, CA (2.9 miles ),
Canyondam, CA (3.2 miles),
Prattville, CA (3.2 miles),
Almanor, CA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 40.31 N, Longitude: 121.00 W

Area code: 530

Distribution of median household income in Westwood, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Westwood, CA in 2017
Westwood satellite photo by USGS

Westwood tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Westwood, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Wood products (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (11.4%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Public administration (9.6%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Utilities (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.4%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Social assistance (10.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.0%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Westwood, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.5%)
  • Child care workers (6.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)

Average climate in Westwood, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westwood, California average temperatures Westwood, California average precipitation Westwood, California humidity Westwood, California wind speed Westwood, California snowfall Westwood, California sunshine Westwood, California clear and cloudy days

Westwood, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 34.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

34.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Westwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 538% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 192.0 miles away from Westwood center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 185.0 miles away from Westwood center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 240.8 miles away from Westwood center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 161.6 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 181.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from Westwood center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lassen County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westwood:

  • INDIAN VALLEY HOSPITAL D P SNF (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GREENVILLE, CA)
  • SENECA DISTRICT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CHESTER, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westwood:

  • Butte College (about 57 miles; Oroville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 60 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Shasta College (about 73 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 82 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 82 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Yuba College (about 87 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Western Nevada College (about 101 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)

Public high schools in Westwood:

  • WESTWOOD CHARTER (Students: 147, Location: 313 BIRCH ST., Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • WESTWOOD HIGH (Students: 78, Location: FOURTH AND GREENWOOD STS., Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Westwood:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westwood: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Lassen Modoc Unit Westwood (A), Westwood Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westwood include: Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Calvary Chapel of Westwood (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Hotel Del Capri (10587 Wilshire Boulevard).

Birthplace of: Heather Locklear - (born 1961), actress, model, Carla Jimenez - Actor.

Lassen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.1%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Westwood:

Marital status in Westwood, CA
  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Westwood:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 16.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westwood, CA (based on Lassen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,3893
Evangelical Protestant3,08230
Other1,3606
Mainline Protestant3232
None26,741-
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: 10
Lassen County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lassen County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Lassen County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lassen County:

6.2%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.9%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lassen County:

12.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.9%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Westwood:

50.9%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Westwood:

21.1%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Westwood:

8.3%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Westwood:

58.3%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westwood, CA Residents

8.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sacramento County, CA  0.63% ($49,077 average AGI)
from Washoe County, NV  0.63% ($45,885)
from Shasta County, CA  0.51% ($42,452)


7.76% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washoe County, NV  1.10% ($61,478 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.58% ($48,766)
to Shasta County, CA  0.50% ($53,463)
Businesses in Westwood, CA
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Strongest AM radio stations in Westwood:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KSUE (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCFJ (570 AM; 5 kW; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: EDI MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westwood:

  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KJDX (93.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRDG (105.3 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KLVB-FM (102.7 FM; RED BLUFF, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNCA (89.7 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED.)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRRX (106.1 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KZAP (96.7 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC.)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHSL-FM (103.5 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K216CM (91.1 FM; BIEBER, CA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION)
  • KCHO (91.7 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: UNIV. FOUNDATION/CA. ST. UNIV. CHICO)
  • KMXI (95.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKXS (96.1 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Westwood:

  • K57AD (Channel 57; CHESTER, ETC., CA; Owner: ALMANOR TV AND FM ASSOCIATION)
  • K59AU (Channel 59; CHESTER, ETC., CA; Owner: ALMANOR TV AND FM ASSOCIATION)
  • K67BS (Channel 67; CHESTER, ETC., CA; Owner: ALMANOR TV AND FM ASSOCIATION)
  • K63DP (Channel 63; CHESTER, CA; Owner: ALMANOR TV AND FM ASSOCIATION)
  • K54EE (Channel 54; WESTWOOD, ETC., CA; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF CHICO-REDDING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.2mTotal length
  • $305,000Total costs
  • 6,100Total average daily traffic
  • 719Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,192Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Janel E Chapman, Sw1/4 Sec22, T28n, R8e Mdbm (Lat: 40.266167 Lon: -121.074972), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 42.6 m, Registrant: Edge Wireless, LLC, Jchapman@edgewireless.Com, , Bend, Phone: (541) 312-5400
  • Janel E Chapman, Sw1/4 Sec22, T28n, R8e Mdbm (Lat: 40.266167 Lon: -121.074972), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 42.6 m, Registrant: Edge Wireless, LLC, Jchapman@edgewireless.Com, , Bend, Phone: (541) 312-5400
  • DON HOUGHTON, Sw1/4 Sec22, T28n, R8e Mdbm (Lat: 40.266167 Lon: -121.074972), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 42.6 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Ka8805@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7422
  • Peter M Connolly, Se 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 22, T-28-N, R-8-E (Lat: 40.266194 Lon: -121.074694), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 48.8 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Ronald Heron, Se 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 22, T-28-N, R-8-E (Lat: 40.266194 Lon: -121.074694), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 48.8 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, Se 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 22, T-28-N, R-8-E (Lat: 40.266194 Lon: -121.074694), Type: 51.8, Structure height: 06063 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, Suite 1100, Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 955-3000

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Westwood, CA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westwood)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 50 took place in 2018, and the least - 5 in 2011. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Westwood, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (63.8%), and Outside Fires (25.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Westwood, CA
    • 19463.8%Structure Fires
    • 7825.7%Outside Fires
    • 216.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 113.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westwood, CA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westwood, CA
  • 59.3%Wood
  • 34.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westwood, CA
  • 54.8%Wood
  • 31.3%Electricity
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Westwood compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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  • Andrew John Calver (1)
  • Anthony Phills (1)
  • Panagiotis D. Christofides (1)
  • Leslie C. Hoffman (1)
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Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2020.