Westland, Michigan Population 2020

81,324

Westland is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 81,324, it is the 11th largest city in Michigan and the 433rd largest city in the United States. Westland is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -3.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,094 in 2010. Westland reached it's highest population of 86,749 in 1970. Spanning over 20 miles, Westland has a population density of 3,980 people per square mile.

The average household income in Westland is $61,983 with a poverty rate of 14.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $869 per month, and the median house value is $112,900. The median age in Westland is 40.4 years, 39 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males.

Westland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westland was:

  • White: 73.08%
  • Black or African American: 18.76%
  • Asian: 4.45%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Westland, Michigan is 81,324, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 81,720.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 84,094.

Westland, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,01773.08%
Black or African American15,40418.76%
Asian3,6524.45%
Two or More Races1,7062.08%
Some Other Race9211.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native3830.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.05%

Westland Population Pyramid 2020

Westland Median Age

40.4


Total

39


Male

41.6


Female

Westland Adults

There are 65,553 adults, (13,700 of whom are seniors) in Westland.

Westland Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Westland Sex Ratio

Female

43,769

53.30%

Male

38,351

46.70%

Westland Households and Families

Westland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Westland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.1%21.9%
Male61.4%38.6%
All59.8%40.2%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Female47.7%52.3%

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,1442.3159.8
Non Family15,8091.1948.1
Married13,0223.2578.1
Female4,6753.2247.7
Male1,6383.1361.4

3.14

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Westland Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5922.72%
9th to 12th Grade4,6357.92%
High School Graduate19,17532.78%
Some College14,92925.52%
Associates Degree5,97710.22%
Bachelors Degree8,47614.49%
Graduate Degree3,7196.36%

Westland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White43,37539,2628,326
Black9,8648,6751,878
Asian2,5402,2181,521
Hispanic1,6841,177204
Multiple Races884751219
Other Race48531164
Native American29924537
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,068$42,602$31,412
Less Than High School$24,405$27,813$17,668
High School Grad$32,036$38,094$25,233
Some College$36,607$46,424$29,605
Bachelors Degree$48,764$61,138$43,079
Graduate Degree$51,483$61,417$47,117

$37,068

Average Earnings

$42,602

Average Male

$31,412

Average Female

Westland Language

Westland Language by Age

Westland Language

88.52% of Westland residents speak only English, while 11.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.13% of the population.

Westland Poverty

Westland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White57,4538,02813.97%
Black15,1692,82718.64%
Hispanic3,04264121.07%
Asian3,65243611.94%
Multiple1,68526115.49%
Other91613414.63%
Native373338.85%

14.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.81%

Male Poverty Rate

15.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westland is Hispanic, with 21.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westland is Native, with 8.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.04%
High School13.79%
Some College9.59%
Bachelors or Greater7.44%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.13%
Male Unemployed38.65%
Female Employed7.85%
Male Employed7.04%

Westland Income

Westland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,816$61,983
Families$65,046$74,371
Married Families$77,086$86,864
Non Families$33,502$44,235

Westland Marital Status

Westland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Westland Married by Age and Sex

Westland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Westland Marital Status by Race

Westland Veterans

4,918

Number of Veterans

4,651

Male Veterans

267

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,803
Second Gulf War638
First Gulf War612
Korea374
World War II267
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,304
75+1,177
55 to 641,090
35 to 541,053
18 to 34294
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1258.45%
Black6555.52%
2 or More797.88%
Hispanic663.28%
Indian3811.91%
Asian130.46%
Other81.24%

$Westland Veterans by Education

11.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westland Employment Status

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Westland Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.33%

Born in Michigan

91.65%

Native Born

8.35%

Foreign Born

4.35%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.65% of Westland residents were born in the United States, with 77.33% having been born in Michigan. 4.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202081,324-198-0.24%
201981,522-198-0.24%
201881,720-171-0.21%
201781,891-198-0.24%
201682,089-223-0.27%
201582,312-326-0.39%
201482,638-26-0.03%
201382,664-672-0.81%
201283,336-179-0.21%
201183,515-449-0.53%
201083,964-2,638-0.31%
200086,6021,8780.22%
199084,7241210.01%
198084,603-2,146-0.25%
197086,7490.00%