Westwood, California

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Population in 2010: 1,647. Population change since 2000: -17.6%
Males: 934  (56.7%)
Females: 713  (43.3%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 96137.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,421 (it was $24,148 in 2000)
Westwood:

$26,421
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,531 (it was $13,178 in 2000)

Westwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,315 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Westwood:

$116,315
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $177,518; Detached houses: $185,579; Mobile homes: $28,833

Median gross rent in 2012: $690.

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Westwood races chart
  • White alone - 1,333 (80.9%)
  • Hispanic - 179 (10.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 85 (5.2%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westwood: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (12.9%), English (10.4%), Scottish (5.6%), Italian (4.6%), Greek (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 5.51 square miles.

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

Westwood,CA real estate house value index trend

Westwood, California map

For population 25 years and over in Westwood:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 16.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westwood CDP:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 21.4%

5 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.3%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Westwood, California as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Westwood to the number of sex offenders is 412 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $924 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $426 (0.4%)

Westwood satellite photo by USGS

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

Westwood household income distribution Westwood home values distribution

Westwood tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Westwood, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 Westwood center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from the city 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 near the US average (12).
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

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

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:

Public elementary/middle schools in Westwood:

See full list of schools located in Westwood, School District: WESTWOOD UNIFIED

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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).

Lassen 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 2006 was 48.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.7%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 23.3% for two or more races residents)
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

Westwood, California environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westwood CDP (based on Lassen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 15.89%
Here: 15.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents30.8%18.2%17.0%6.4%4.3%
Congregations9.4%12.5%12.5%12.5%3.1%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)New Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.6%3.2%2.8%2.7%10.9%
Congregations3.1%3.1%3.1%3.1%37.5%
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: 10
Lassen County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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.
State:

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

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.2%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lassen County:

24.9%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

17.9%

6.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,540 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Butte County, CA  0.46% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Washoe County, NV  0.45% ($35,595)
from Shasta County, CA  0.44% ($36,417)


8.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
California average:

5.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  1.12% ($48,516 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.50% ($46,095)
to Shasta County, CA  0.49% ($36,780)

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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Janel E Chapman, Sw1/4 Sec22, T28n, R8e Mdbm (Lat: 40.266167 Lon: -121.074972), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 42.6 m
    Registrant: 5413125400, Jchapman@edgewireless.Com, 650 SW COLUMBIA, SUITE 7200
  • Janel E Chapman, Sw1/4 Sec22, T28n, R8e Mdbm (Lat: 40.266167 Lon: -121.074972), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 42.6 m
    Registrant: 5413125400, Jchapman@edgewireless.Com, 650 SW COLUMBIA, SUITE 7200
  • DON HOUGHTON, Sw1/4 Sec22, T28n, R8e Mdbm (Lat: 40.266167 Lon: -121.074972), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 42.6 m
    Registrant: 4692297422, Ka8805@att.Com, 5601 LEGACY DRIVE, MS-A3
  • 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: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100
  • 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: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7438A , Serial Number: 29538, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1956
    Registrant (Individual): James C Smith, 1021 Timber Ridge Rd, Westwood, CA 96137
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85838 , Serial Number: 11AC-244, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/14/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Andrew C Brucker, Po Box 532, Westwood, CA 96137

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 38
  • Hazardous Condition: 22
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Westwood

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westwood, CA
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Westwood on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Music stores"
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