Westwood, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 14,618. Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 6,963  (47.6%)
Females: 7,655  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02090.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $116,168 (it was $87,394 in 2000)
Westwood:

$116,168
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $57,654 (it was $41,553 in 2000)

Westwood town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $626,738 (it was $359,700 in 2000)
Westwood:

$626,738
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $491,981; Detached houses: $518,551; Townhouses or other attached units: $337,504; In 2-unit structures: $389,302; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $468,543; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $362,016; Mobile homes: $140,253
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  • Races in Westwood, MA (2010)

    Westwood races chart
    • 13,38191.5%White alone
    • 7255.0%Asian alone
    • 2371.6%Hispanic
    • 1270.9%Black alone
    • 1230.8%Two or more races
    • 220.2%Other race alone
    • 30.02%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westwood: 154.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (33.6%), Italian (16.2%), English (13.7%), German (8.4%), Polish (4.0%), United States (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1897

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,332 people per square mile   (low).

Westwood,MA real estate house value index trend

Westwood, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Westwood:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westwood town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

1,256 residents are foreign born (3.7% Europe, 3.4% Asia, 0.9% North America).

This town:

8.9%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Westwood town:  1.1% ($3,889)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Westwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newton, MA (8.3 miles , pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (9.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (167.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Norwood, MA (1.5 miles ), Dedham, MA (1.7 miles ), Dover, MA (2.0 miles ), Needham, MA (2.2 miles ), Canton, MA (2.3 miles ), Medfield, MA (2.3 miles ), Walpole, MA (2.4 miles ), Milton, MA (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 1998: 63 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $280,900
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $357,500
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $471,200
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $509,700
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $548,400
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $404,200
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $541,400
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $461,800
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $827,400
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $410,000
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $666,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $609,700
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $630,400
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $637,000
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $735,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.22 N, Longitude: 71.21 W


Crime rates in Westwood by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1002002112545
per 100,000 7.00.00.014.30.00.014.37.07.013.633.726.933.4
Robberies 4512212213242
per 100,000 28.035.27.114.314.37.314.314.17.020.413.526.913.4
Assaults 610471058141311201210
per 100,000 42.070.528.450.171.536.357.298.591.674.8134.780.866.8
Burglaries 21152619222232213436361727
per 100,000 146.9105.7184.7135.9157.3159.5228.7147.7239.6244.8242.4114.5180.3
Thefts 11513610110612111011412412889958789
per 100,000 804.6958.2717.5758.2865.3797.7814.6872.1902.0605.2639.6585.9594.2
Auto thefts 841561017101588578
per 100,000 56.028.2106.642.971.5123.371.5105.556.454.433.747.153.4
Arson 1110205010001
per 100,000 7.07.07.10.014.30.035.70.07.00.00.00.06.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 72.075.560.271.772.764.884.686.486.780.7107.284.288.0

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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 Westwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 36 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (3%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Lawyers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Westwood, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Westwood-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Westwood town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westwood-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from Westwood center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 201.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from Westwood center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norfolk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westwood topographic map

Birthplace of: Drew Strojny - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Jun 30, 1981), Matt Hasselbeck - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Sep 25, 1975), Peter Vaas - Football coach, Warren Fales Draper (publisher) - Publisher, Joe Santilli - Ice hockey player.

Main business address for: BEC Funding II, LLC (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES), LTX CORP (INSTRUMENTS FOR MEAS & TESTING OF ELECTRICITY & ELEC SIGNALS), LOJACK CORP (COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, NEC), MEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), ADE CORP (INSTRUMENTS FOR MEAS & TESTING OF ELECTRICITY & ELEC SIGNALS), CEC Funding, LLC .

Hospitals and medical centers in Westwood:

  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF BOSTON (400 BLUE HILL DRIVE SUITE 3B)
  • VISTACARE (690 CANTON STREET)
  • WESTWOOD PEMBROKE HEALTH SYSTEMS (45 CLAPBOARDTREE STREET)
  • CLARK HOUSE NURSING CENTER AT FOX HILL (30 LONGWOOD DRIVE)
  • WESTWOOD DIALYSIS CENTER (BMA WESTWOOD) (90 GLACIER DRIVE)

Amtrak station:

ROUTE 128 (UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westwood:

  • Curry College (about 5 miles; Milton, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,586)
  • Babson College (about 7 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 8 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Wellesley College (about 8 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Boston College (about 9 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)
  • MCPHS University (about 10 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 5,491)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (about 10 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,418)

Public high school in Westwood:

  • WESTWOOD HIGH (Students: 818, Location: 200 NAHATAN STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Westwood:

  • XAVERIAN BROTHERS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 909, Location: 800 CLAPBOARDTREE ST, Grades: 9-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Westwood:

  • E W THURSTON MIDDLE (Students: 698, Location: 850 HIGH STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • MARTHA JONES (Students: 362, Location: 80 MARTHA JONES RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • WILLIAM E SHEEHAN (Students: 334, Location: 549 POND STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • DOWNEY (Students: 305, Location: 250 DOWNEY STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • DEERFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 245, Location: 72 DEERFIELD AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • PAUL HANLON (Students: 203, Location: 790 GAY STREET, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Westwood

Library in Westwood:

  • WESTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $918,198; Location: 668 HIGH ST.; 100,715 books; 6,867 audio materials; 5,401 video materials; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 186 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Westwood: Islington Station (A), Route 128 Station (B), Norfolk Golf Club (C), Route 1 Industrial Park (D), Southwest Industrial Park (E), Westwood Library (F), Westwood Fire Department Station 2 (G), Westwood Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (H), Westwood High School Library (I), Martha Jones School Library (J), Westwood Public Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Westwood include: BEC Funding II, LLC (A), LOJACK CORP (B), MEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INC (C), ADE CORP (D), CEC Funding, LLC (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westwood include: Westwood Evangelical Free Church (A), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (B), First Parish of Westwood (C), First Baptist Church of Westwood (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Buckmaster Pond (A), Lee Pond (B), Pettee Pond (C), Stevens Pond (D), Noannet Pond (E), Fisher Meadow (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pecunit Brook (A), Ponkapoag Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Westwood: Hyde Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Norfolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.289. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.289
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.51. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.29
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.41
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.5%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.1%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.5%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.4%
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
73 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards in 2000
68 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Westwood (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Westwood Branch at 693 High Street, branch established on 1951/06/18; Fox Hill Residential Branch at 100 High Street, Fox Hill Village, branch established on 1991/05/01. 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
  • The Cooperative Bank: Westwood Branch at 265 Washington Street, branch established on 2003/06/02. Info updated 2007/10/04: Bank assets: $280.0 mil, Deposits: $239.4 mil, headquarters in Roslindale, MA, positive income, 4 total offices
  • The Needham Bank: Westwood Branch at 341 Washington Street, branch established on 1975/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/28: Bank assets: $1,155.9 mil, Deposits: $884.7 mil, headquarters in Needham, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: 705 High St Branch at 705 High Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Dedham Institution for Savings: Westwood Branch at 673 High Street, branch established on 1950/11/27. Info updated 2011/11/08: Bank assets: $1,085.4 mil, Deposits: $938.2 mil, headquarters in Dedham, MA, positive income, 13 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Westwood Roche Bros. Branch at 338 Washington Street, branch established on 1997/12/18. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Westwood town (based on Norfolk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic355,32152
Mainline Protestant33,086115
Other30,59375
Evangelical Protestant11,32389
Orthodox3,5399
None236,988-
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: 108
Norfolk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
Norfolk County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
Norfolk County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Here:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

16.5%

7.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.88% ($66,447 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.14% ($78,357)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.84% ($47,688)


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($810 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.10%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($53,813 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.23% ($79,480)
to Plymouth County, MA  0.92% ($58,709)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westwood:

  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westwood:

  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WMLN-FM (91.5 FM; MILTON, MA; Owner: CURRY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Westwood:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Westwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 29m95ftTotal length
  • $14,002,000Total costs
  • 354,500Total average daily traffic
  • 35,835Total average daily truck traffic
  • 577,234Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Westwood)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WESTWOOD, 100 Lowderbrook Dr (Lat: 42.240639 Lon: -71.207528), Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WML597
    Assigned Frequencies: 19320.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2008, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:
  • BOS0808, 690 Canton (Lat: 42.202278 Lon: -71.160667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 14.2 m, Call Sign: WQBM852
    Assigned Frequencies: 18000.0 MHz, 18120.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/2004, Expiration Date: 11/08/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2006, Certifier: Eric M BottoRegistrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Boulevard, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5593, Email:
  • TS-0000011226, 200 Lowder Brook Drive Suite 1000 (Lat: 42.240972 Lon: -71.206944), Type: Building, Structure height: 22.9 m, Overall height: 24.1 m, Call Sign: WQJV594
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/13/2009, Expiration Date: 01/13/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2014, Certifier: Arthur G GiftakisRegistrant: Towerstream Corp, 55 Hammerlund Way Tech Plaza 2, Middletown, RI 02842, Phone: (401) 848-5848, Fax: (401) 848-5130, Email:
  • MA-BOS5203A, 690 Canton St (Lat: 42.201611 Lon: -71.160889), Type: Bant, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQMD304
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 18115.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/2010, Expiration Date: 07/02/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • MA-BOS5815A, 213 Fox Hill St (Lat: 42.228972 Lon: -71.215500), Type: Tank, Structure height: 27.1 m, Call Sign: WQME591
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/16/2010, Expiration Date: 07/16/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 625RW , Serial Number: 32-8206024, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 02/23/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Gary J Oberstein, 55 Whitney Ave, Westwood, MA 02090
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6949U , Serial Number: 319, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Donald H Lambert, 92 Whitewood Rd, Westwood, MA 02090
  • Aircraft: KIRCHNER LANCAIR IV P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 776CM , Serial Number: 1, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/1998
    Registrant (Corporation): Newman Air LLC, 401 Sandy Valley Rd, Westwood, MA 02090
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35A (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8309N , Serial Number: D-8720, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/07/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Jay Newman, 401 Sandy Valley Rd, Westwood, MA 02090
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-46-310P (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9083U , Serial Number: 46-8608039, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 04/03/1986
    Registrant (Corporation): Fly Safely LLC, 4 Fox Meadow Dr, Westwood, MA 02090
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9362J , Serial Number: 28-3461, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/09/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Richard W Esselen, 368 Pond St # B, Westwood, MA 02090
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95422 , Serial Number: 28-25940, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Robert E Lacroix, 36 Mayfair Dr, Westwood, MA 02090

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 65
  • Hazardous Condition: 133
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Westwood

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westwood, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Westwood, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Dunkin Donuts4
Audi1FedEx4
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Cold Stone Creamery1Starbucks1
DHL1UPS3
Decora Cabinetry2Walgreens1

Westwood compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Westwood on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Accountants and auditors (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Lawyers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking railroad to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Radio, TV, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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