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 2017: $138,918 (it was $87,394 in 2000)
Westwood:

$138,918
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $66,030 (it was $41,553 in 2000)

Westwood town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $751,134 (it was $359,700 in 2000)
Westwood:

$751,134
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $601,397; detached houses: $633,842; townhouses or other attached units: $400,461; in 2-unit structures: $555,127; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $581,455; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $440,392; mobile homes: $452,410
March 2019 cost of living index in Westwood: 153.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Westwood, MA (2010)
    • 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

Crime rates in Westwood by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.3)
1
(7.0)
1
(7.0)
2
(13.6)
5
(33.7)
4
(26.9)
5
(33.4)
4
(26.5)
4
(24.6)
6
(36.7)
3
(18.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(14.3)
2
(14.3)
1
(7.3)
2
(14.3)
2
(14.1)
1
(7.0)
3
(20.4)
2
(13.5)
4
(26.9)
2
(13.4)
1
(6.6)
4
(24.6)
1
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(50.1)
10
(71.5)
5
(36.3)
8
(57.2)
14
(98.5)
13
(91.6)
11
(74.8)
20
(134.7)
12
(80.8)
10
(66.8)
4
(26.5)
14
(86.0)
12
(73.4)
7
(43.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(135.9)
22
(157.3)
22
(159.5)
32
(228.7)
21
(147.7)
34
(239.6)
36
(244.8)
36
(242.4)
17
(114.5)
27
(180.3)
23
(152.6)
11
(67.5)
10
(61.2)
8
(49.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
106
(758.2)
121
(865.3)
110
(797.7)
114
(814.6)
124
(872.1)
128
(902.0)
89
(605.2)
95
(639.6)
87
(585.9)
89
(594.2)
130
(862.6)
162
(994.8)
153
(936.0)
122
(750.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(42.9)
10
(71.5)
17
(123.3)
10
(71.5)
15
(105.5)
8
(56.4)
8
(54.4)
5
(33.7)
7
(47.1)
8
(53.4)
3
(19.9)
1
(6.1)
2
(12.2)
6
(36.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
5
(35.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)69.069.962.481.583.283.477.7103.281.084.775.389.288.659.8

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City-data.com crime index in Westwood, MA

Crime rate in Westwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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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, Massachusetts map

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

This town:

8.9%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Westwood town:

1.1% ($3,889)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

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 )

Latitude: 42.22 N, Longitude: 71.21 W

Distribution of median household income in Westwood, MA in 2017
Westwood satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $439,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $558,200
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $396,300
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $478,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Westwood, MA residents
Average permit cost in Westwood, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.1%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Westwood, MA
Historical housing units in Westwood, MA
Most common industries in Westwood, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.8%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.6%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.8%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Westwood, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Lawyers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Top executives (5.7%)
  • Lawyers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Engineers (4.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.58
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

8.46

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 Westwood 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 Westwood 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 (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westwood topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

For population 15 years and over in Westwood:

Marital status in Westwood, MA
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westwood, MA (based on Norfolk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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.
State:

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

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Norfolk County:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

19.1%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

12.9%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

7.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($91,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,409 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  2.01% ($93,487 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.26% ($105,279)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.76% ($61,444)


7.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($106,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,548 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($142,190 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.30% ($104,103)
to Plymouth County, MA  1.12% ($73,217)
Businesses in Westwood, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Dunkin Donuts4
Audi1FedEx4
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Cold Stone Creamery1Starbucks1
DHL1UPS3
Decora Cabinetry2Walgreens1

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
See more detailed statistics of Westwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 29.3mTotal length
  • $20,082,000Total costs
  • 365,271Total average daily traffic
  • 37,691Total average daily truck traffic
  • 577,234Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360-ES (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 168SR , Serial Number: 1747, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 02/20/2007
    Registrant (LLC): Khm Aviation LLC, 90 Bay Colony Dr, Westwood, MA 02090
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/29/2010
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/09/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Donald H Lambert, 92 Whitewood Rd, Westwood, MA 02090
  • Aircraft: ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES GULFSTREAM 200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 19, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PW306A (6040 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 856T , Serial Number: 112, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 04/17/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Kdrl Holdings LLC, 375 Providence Highway, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/24/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Richard W Esselen, 368 Pond St # B, Westwood, MA 02090

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 112. The highest number of reported fires - 162 took place in 2016, and the least - 65 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Westwood, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (63.3%), and Outside Fires (26.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Westwood, MA
    • 1,20263.3%Structure Fires
    • 50726.7%Outside Fires
    • 1658.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 241.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westwood, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westwood, MA
  • 61.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.4%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westwood, MA
  • 56.1%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.0%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel


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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