Westwood, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 950.
Males: 531  (55.9%)
Females: 419  (44.1%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $102,016
Westwood:

$102,016
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $54,791

Westwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $379,300
Westwood:

$379,300
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $433,458; detached houses: $480,805; townhouses or other attached units: $319,804; in 2-unit structures: $202,390; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $283,955; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $238,448; mobile homes: $56,905

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,110.

March 2019 cost of living index in Westwood: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.0%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Westwood, PA (2019)
    • 28645.6%White alone
    • 24939.7%Hispanic
    • 10416.6%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (20.6%), American (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

70 residents are foreign born (11.1% Latin America).

This place:

11.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,759 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,740 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (3.4 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (260.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Green Tree borough, PA (1.1 miles ),
Crafton borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
Ingram borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Thornburg borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Dormont borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Rosslyn Farms borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Carnegie borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Mount Oliver borough, PA (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 40.43 N, Longitude: 80.04 W

Distribution of median household income in Westwood, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Westwood, PA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.269. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.269
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.63
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.485. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.485
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00226. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00226
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Westwood-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Westwood place center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/3/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 70 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 207.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from the city 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 259.4 miles away from Westwood center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 279.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chester County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Westwood:

  • MARIAN MANOR CORPORATION (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • DCI RENAL SERVICES OF PITTSBURGH, LLC - BANKSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - BANKSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • ALLEGHENY VAL SCH/HILLMAN MILL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • NURSEFINDERS OF WESTERN PA (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; CARNEGIE, PA)
  • MERCY PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL, INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-GREEN TREE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)

Amtrak station near Westwood:

  • 3 miles: PITTSBURGH (1100 LIBERTY AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westwood:

  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 2 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; Full-time enrollment: 13,486)
  • Point Park University (about 3 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 3,525)
  • Duquesne University (about 3 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,211)
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division (about 4 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 11,040)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (about 5 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 27,137)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (about 6 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 14,186)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 9 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Westwood Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Chester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.1%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Westwood:

Marital status in Westwood, PA
  • Never married: 45.8%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Westwood:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westwood, PA (based on Chester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic212,11333
Mainline Protestant60,921156
Evangelical Protestant31,520167
Other6,09025
Black Protestant4,27125
Orthodox6754
None183,296-
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: 75
Here:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Chester County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Chester County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 91
Here:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 322
Here:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chester County:

7.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Chester County:

22.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

11.5%

5.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($92,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($817 average AGI)
Chester County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.98% ($99,386 average AGI)
from Delaware County, PA  0.81% ($97,712)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.43% ($83,868)


5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,965 average AGI)
Chester County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.90% ($86,622 average AGI)
to Delaware County, PA  0.58% ($114,050)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.43% ($65,058)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westwood:

  • WZUM (1590 AM; 4 kW; CARNEGIE, PA; Owner: HORVATH BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEAE (1250 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPTT (1360 AM; 5 kW; MCKEESPORT, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WJAS (1320 AM; 6 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KQV (1410 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CALVARY, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMO (860 AM; 1 kW; MILLVALE, PA; Owner: SHERIDAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGR (1510 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, PA; Owner: MCL/ MCM- INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westwood:

  • WBZZ (93.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDUQ (90.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQED-FM (89.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WOGI (98.3 FM; DUQUESNE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WORD-FM (101.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WKST-FM (96.1 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTS-FM (92.1 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH COMMONWEALTH SYS)
  • WRRK (96.9 FM; BRADDOCK, PA; Owner: WPNT INC)
  • WXDX-FM (105.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYEP-FM (91.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PITTSBURGH COMM. B/CING. CORP.)
  • W249BD (97.7 FM; WEST VIEW, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOGF (104.3 FM; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOGH (103.5 FM; BURGETTSTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Westwood:

  • W63AU (Channel 63; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE BON-TELE NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQED (Channel 13; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W61CC (Channel 61; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE VIDEOHOUSE, INC.)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIIC-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WBPA-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WBYD-CA (Channel 35; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W66BQ (Channel 66; BEAVER, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • W25CI (Channel 25; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W57BH (Channel 57; WEIRTON, WV; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • W20AN (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • W26AV (Channel 26; CHARLEROI, PA; Owner: DEBRA GOODWORTH)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.5mTotal length
  • $275,000Total costs
  • 37,858Total average daily traffic
  • 4,213Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,789Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westwood, PA
  • 59.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.3%Electricity
  • 19.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westwood, PA
  • 72.0%Electricity
  • 28.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Westwood compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Westwood on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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