For population 25 years and over in Westwood:
For population 15 years and over in Westwood town:
1,256 residents are foreign born (3.7% Europe, 3.4% Asia, 0.9% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.22 N, Longitude: 71.21 W
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Westwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 36 (26 officers).
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-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 15% 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 slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 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
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from Westwood center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
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: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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 .
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.
Local government website: www.townhall.westwood.ma.us
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.320. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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
Westwood compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Westwood (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Westwood (based on Norfolk County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.48%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 108
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,555 average adjusted gross income)
0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($570 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($67,487 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($863 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Westwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $11,059,000
Total average daily traffic: 365,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 38,234
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 577,234
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:53 (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:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:5
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westwood)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Westwood)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westwood, MA
Total of 251 patent applications in 2008-2014.