Westland, Michigan Population 2022

85,686
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Westland is a city located in Wayne County Michigan. Westland has a 2020 population of 85,686. Westland is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 0.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 85,420 in 2010.

The average household income in Westland is $64,636 with a poverty rate of 13.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $923 per month, and the median house value is $131,600. The median age in Westland is 40.2 years, 38.6 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Westland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westlandwas:

  • White: 69.66%
  • Black or African American: 20.03%
  • Two or more races: 4.58%
  • Asian: 4.09%
  • Other race: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Westland, Michigan is 85,686 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 85,420.

Westland, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,91969.66%
Black or African American16,37120.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native4920.60%
Asian3,3424.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.01%
Some Other Race8381.03%
Two or More Races3,7444.58%
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Westland Population by Race

Westland Population Pyramid 2022

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Westland Median Age

38.8


Total

37


Male

40.5


Female

Westland Adults

There are 63,757 adults, (13,586 of whom are seniors) in Westland.

Westland Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Westland Sex Ratio

Female

43,675

53.45%

Male

38,038

46.55%

Westland Population by Age

Westland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
Male61.5%38.5%
All60.8%39.2%
Non Family48.7%51.3%
Female47.4%52.6%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,9532.3160.8
Married13,2363.2179.5
Male1,7573.2461.5
Female4,9293.1247.4
Non Family15,0311.1548.7

3.1

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Westland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2612.20%
9th to 12th Grade4,3897.67%
High School Graduate17,49430.58%
Some College15,39026.90%
Associates Degree5,6709.91%
Bachelors Degree8,73215.26%
Graduate Degree4,2727.47%
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Westland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian2,3842,0691,627
2+ Races1,8561,703782
White40,51736,9598,298
Black10,6429,3222,049
Other Race45832472
Hispanic1,8061,426251
Native American26323515
Islander77

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 68.25%.

Westland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,948$43,797$32,084
Less Than 9th Grade$28,444$29,537$27,167
High School Graduate$32,614$40,892$26,085
Some College$35,685$44,580$30,187
Bachelors Degree$47,619$59,971$42,465
Graduate Degree$59,946$65,633$53,611

$37,948

Average Earnings

$43,797

Average Male

$32,084

Average Female

Westland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westland Language by Age

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Westland Language

87.57% of Westland residents speak only English, while 12.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.05% of the population.

Westland Language

Westland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,55580122.53%
Black16,1643,39421.00%
Multiple3,72176720.61%
White54,3335,89810.86%
Asian3,3422497.45%
Native481214.37%
Other346NaN%

13.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.73%

Male Poverty Rate

14.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westland is Hispanic, with 22.53% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.85%.

Westland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.62%
High School10.72%
Some College9.41%
Bachelors or Greater7.19%

Westland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.27%
Male Unemployed32.75%
Female Employed8.80%
Female Unemployed23.41%

Westland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,956$65,071
Families$68,125$78,119
Married Families$80,462$89,675
Non Families$34,811$44,837
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Income by Household Type

Westland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Westland Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Westland Marital Status

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4,067

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War578
First Gulf War601
Vietnam1,517
Korea291
World War II140

Westland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34282
35 to 54688
55 to 64838
65 to 741,251
75+1,008

Westland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5607.83%
Black3322.67%
Native American113.28%
Asian130.49%
2+ Races1516.74%
Hispanic763.32%

Westland Veterans by Race

Westland Veterans by Education

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5.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westland Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Westland Employment by Age

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Westland Employment by Race

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Westland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.36%

Born in Westland

91.23%

Native Born

8.77%

Foreign Born

4.50%

Non Citizen

4.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.23% of Westland residents were born in the United States, with 77.36% having been born in Michigan. 4.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Westland Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
197086,7490.00%
198084,603-2,146-0.25%
199084,7241210.01%
200086,6021,8780.22%
201084,094-2,508-0.29%
201184,2271330.16%
201284,3601330.16%
201384,4931330.16%
201484,6261330.16%
201584,7591330.16%
201684,8921330.16%
201785,0251330.16%
201885,1581330.16%
201985,2911330.16%
202085,4201290.15%
202185,5531330.16%
202285,6861330.16%

Westland Population by Year