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+: New York, NY (175.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
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:
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 2012, including police officers: 32 (23 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 .
Hospitals/medical centers in Westwood:
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
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westwood:
Public high school in Westwood:
Private high school in Westwood:
Public elementary/middle schools in Westwood:
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Private elementary/middle school in Westwood:
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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 family households:
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
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Westwood town (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 335 patent applications in 2008-2014.