Westwood, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 8,653. Population change since 2000: -5.1%
Males: 4,195  (48.5%)
Females: 4,458  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Michigan median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 49006.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,156 (it was $37,407 in 2000)
Westwood:

$49,156
MI:

$51,084

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $31,576 (it was $22,686 in 2000)

Westwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $125,321 (it was $94,300 in 2000)
Westwood:

$125,321
MI:

$137,500

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $176,181; Detached houses: $182,919; Townhouses or other attached units: $195,156; In 2-unit structures: $147,361; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,725; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,016; Mobile homes: $36,461

Median gross rent in 2015: $780.

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  • Races in Westwood, MI (2015)

    Westwood races chart
    • 7,02273.9%White alone
    • 1,25713.2%Black alone
    • 6236.6%Hispanic
    • 4304.5%Two or more races
    • 1541.6%Asian alone
    • 120.1%Other race alone
    • 40.04%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westwood: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.8%), Irish (8.4%), Dutch (8.4%), American (5.3%), English (4.0%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.80 square miles.

Population density: 3,090 people per square mile   (average).

Westwood,MI real estate house value index trend

Westwood, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Westwood:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westwood CDP:

  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

462 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

This place:

4.9%
Michigan:

6.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,220 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,409 (2.0%)

Westwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (2.6 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (88.4 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (110.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kalamazoo, MI (1.6 miles ), Parchment, MI (1.9 miles ), Eastwood, MI (2.0 miles ), Comstock Northwest, MI (2.4 miles ), Portage, MI (2.6 miles ), Plainwell, MI (3.1 miles ), Greater Galesburg, MI (3.2 miles ), Mattawan, MI (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 42.30 N, Longitude: 85.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,012 (-42.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 328 (6.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

Westwood household income distribution Westwood home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Westwood, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Westwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Westwood place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.6 miles away from the place center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 291.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 234.7 miles away from Westwood center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 275.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 268.3 miles away from Westwood center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 296.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kalamazoo County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westwood:

  • HILLSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • METRON OF KALAMAZOO (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • KALAMAZOO TOTAL LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • TENDERCARE OF WESTWOOD (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • RIDGEVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BRONSON PLACE CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)

Amtrak station near Westwood:

  • 3 miles: KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westwood:

  • Western Michigan University (about 2 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 6 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 24 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Davenport University (about 39 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Hope College (about 42 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 42 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Calvin College (about 44 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)

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Notable locations in Westwood: Grand Prairie Golf Course (A), Kalamazoo Township Fire Department Station 4 Westwood (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westwood include: Agape Christian Church (A), Church of God Westwood (B), Westwood United Methodist Church (C), Immanuel Lutheran Church (D), Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Hope Reformed Church (F), Community Orthodox Church (G), Saint Martin of Tours Church (H), Seventh-Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Grand Prairie Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Kalamazoo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.42
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.9%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.2% for Black residents, 63.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  46.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Michigan average:

10.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,002118
Mainline Protestant24,15560
Catholic23,8769
Other6,30628
Black Protestant4,14010
Orthodox2751
None154,577-
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: 41
Kalamazoo County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
Kalamazoo County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Kalamazoo County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
Here:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kalamazoo County:

27.9%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Westwood:

51.3%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Westwood:

50.3%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Westwood:

28.3
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Westwood:

18.2%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Westwood:

10.1%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.5%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Westwood:

59.1%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Westwood:

80.1%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westwood, MI Residents

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,430 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($143 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Van Buren County, MI  0.59% ($41,607 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.49% ($45,195)
from Allegan County, MI  0.42% ($30,121)


6.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($256 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Van Buren County, MI  0.49% ($39,795 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.40% ($36,874)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.36% ($31,221)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westwood:

  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAKV (980 AM; 1 kW; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: VINTAGE RADIO ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westwood:

  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKDS (89.9 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: BD OF EDUC SCHOOL DISTR OF CITY)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W219CA (91.7 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WOFR (89.5 FM; SCHOOLCRAFT, MI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Westwood:

  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 340Total average daily traffic
  • 374Total future (year 2022) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED77$98,72729$81,966145$94,63413$36,3081$2,700,0007$77,7141$34,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$84,0005$77,00011$89,2730$00$02$66,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$75,5003$103,66739$105,5383$46,6670$03$88,3330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$107,6674$73,75034$109,7352$13,0000$01$56,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$111,6000$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0015.02 , 0015.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$106,7786$123,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$63,5001$100,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$100,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0015.02 , 0015.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Westwood compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Westwood on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 (49006) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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