Westwood, Kentucky Population 2024

4,508

Westwood is a city located in Boyd County, Carter County, and Greenup County Kentucky. Westwood has a 2024 population of 4,508. Westwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -3.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,654 in 2020.

The average household income in Westwood is $64,286 with a poverty rate of 17.17%. The median age in Westwood is 43.9 years: 29.9 years for males, and 49.8 years for females.

Westwood Demographics

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

  • White: 92.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.82%
  • Other race: 1.46%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Black or African American: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,206.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.14% (-146)
The current population of Westwood, Kentucky is 4,508 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,654.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,22592.23%
Two or more races1753.82%
Other race671.46%
Asian651.42%
Black or African American491.07%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Westwood Population by Race

Westwood Population Pyramid 2024

Westwood Median Age

43.9

Total

29.9

Male

49.8

Female

Westwood Adults

There are 3,626 adults, (857 of whom are seniors) in Westwood.

Westwood Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Westwood Sex Ratio

Female2,02244.14%
Male2,55955.86%

Westwood Population by Age

Westwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7682.5175.224.8
Married7323.1585.114.9
Non Family6331.3165.234.8
Female3363.3567.632.4
Male672.781000

3.07

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Westwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade36811.96%
Associates Degree39312.77%
Bachelors Degree1926.24%
Graduate Degree2267.34%
High School Graduate1,18638.53%
Less Than 9th Grade1374.45%
Some College57618.71%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Westwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,8382,413401
Other Race67280
Hispanic67280
Asian65650
2+ Races59420
Black492517

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 34.69%.

Westwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$51,520$0$51,103
Graduate Degree$67,663$0$0
High School Graduate$35,192$37,077$27,440
Less Than 9th Grade$31,699$31,987$0
Overall$42,659$44,447$35,227
Some College$44,865$66,611$36,326

$42,659

Average Earnings

$44,447

Average Male

$35,227

Average Female

Westwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Westwood Language

97.94% of Westwood residents speak only English, while 2.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Westwood Language

Westwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,99065616.44%
Asian6565100%
Black412458.54%

17.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.02%

Male Poverty Rate

21.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westwood is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westwood is White, with 16.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.57%.

Westwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.1%
Some College19.04%
High School11.33%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%

Westwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed53.23%
Female Employed3.53%
Male Employed1.74%
Female Unemployed0%

Westwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$75,574$75,483
Households$66,125$64,286
Married Families$95,179$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,899$41,564

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Westwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Westwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Westwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Westwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Westwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

326

Number of Veterans

213

Male Veterans

113

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam108
Second Gulf War65
First Gulf War48
Korea0
World War II0

Westwood Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74108
18 to 3465
35 to 5465
55 to 6463
75+25

Westwood Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3269.97%

Westwood Veterans by Race

Westwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Westwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Westwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Westwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.56%

Born in Westwood

98.58%

Native Born

1.42%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.58% of Westwood residents were born in the United States, with 72.56% having been born in Kentucky. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Westwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,508-36-0.79%
20234,544-37-0.81%
20224,581-81-1.74%
20214,66280.17%
20204,654-52-1.1%
20194,7061974.37%
20184,509-579-11.38%
20175,088-127-2.44%
20165,2154329.03%
20154,7831282.75%
20144,655-60-1.27%
20134,71543310.11%
20124,282-49-1.13%
20114,331-415-8.74%
20104,74600%

Westwood Population by Year