Westwood, Massachusetts Population 2021

16,974
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Westwood is a city located in Massachusetts. Westwood has a 2020 population of 16,974. Westwood is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 15.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,655 in 2010. Westwood reached it's highest population of 16,974 in 2021.

The average household income in Westwood is $206,943 with a poverty rate of 2.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,807 per month, and the median house value is $713,800. The median age in Westwood is 44.6 years, 44.3 years for males, and 45 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males.

Westwood Demographics

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

  • White: 86.28%
  • Asian: 8.91%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Other race: 1.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.70%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Westwood, Massachusetts is 16,974, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,113.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,655.

Westwood, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,92286.28%
Asian1,4388.91%
Two or More Races4042.50%
Some Other Race2591.61%
Black or African American1130.70%
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Westwood Population by Race

Westwood Population Pyramid 2021

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Westwood Median Age

44.6


Total

44.3


Male

45


Female

Westwood Adults

There are 12,029 adults, (2,982 of whom are seniors) in Westwood.

Westwood Age Dependency

78.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Westwood Sex Ratio

Female

8,400

52.06%

Male

7,736

47.94%

Westwood Population by Age

Westwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female96.3%3.7%
Married95.5%4.5%
All85.1%14.9%
Male77.6%22.4%
Non Family51.3%48.7%

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5322.9185.1
Married3,8093.5495.5
Non Family1,2681.0251.3
Female3482.9896.3
Male1072.8377.6

3.45

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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Westwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade400.37%
9th to 12th Grade2362.18%
High School Graduate1,09110.09%
Some College9048.36%
Associates Degree8127.51%
Bachelors Degree4,12338.15%
Graduate Degree3,60233.33%
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Westwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2839,0996,573
Asian1,1201,054847
Hispanic238212171
Other Race184168110
Black656565
Multiple Races303030

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Westwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$93,830$121,272$67,759
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$43,487$47,125$41,750
Some College$51,587$77,019$36,711
Bachelors Degree$93,656$127,365$68,500
Graduate Degree$109,414$160,541$86,143

$93,830

Average Earnings

$121,272

Average Male

$67,759

Average Female

Westwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westwood Language by Age

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Westwood Language

84.20% of Westwood residents speak only English, while 15.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.72% of the population.

Westwood Language

Westwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,6612481.82%
Hispanic4866112.55%
Asian1,438473.27%
Other259166.18%
Black901415.56%
Multiple40410.25%

2.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.21%

Male Poverty Rate

2.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westwood is Black, with 15.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westwood is Multiple, with 0.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.78%.

Westwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School5.80%
High School4.05%
Some College3.71%
Bachelors or Greater1.59%

Westwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed17.48%
Male Employed0.73%
Female Employed0.26%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Westwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$160,132$206,943
Families$185,051$237,573
Married Families$201,406-
Non Families$51,204$97,560
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Income by Household Type

Westwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.4%

Male Marriage Rate

59.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Westwood Married by Age and Sex

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Westwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Westwood Marital Status by Race

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Westwood Marital Status

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800

Number of Veterans

766

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam229
Korea204
Second Gulf War93
World War II84
First Gulf War76

Westwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+491
35 to 54124
65 to 74114
55 to 6471
18 to 34

Westwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7637.30%
Asian372.94%

Westwood Veterans by Race

Westwood Veterans by Education

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1.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westwood Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Westwood Employment by Age

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Westwood Employment by Race

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Westwood 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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63.86%

Born in Massachusetts

85.83%

Native Born

14.17%

Foreign Born

4.20%

Non Citizen

9.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.83% of Westwood residents were born in the United States, with 63.86% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Westwood Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,9742871.72%
202016,6872871.75%
201916,4002871.78%
201816,113140.09%
201716,099560.35%
201616,04370.04%
201516,0361,0086.71%
201415,0281230.83%
201314,9051000.68%
201214,805920.63%
201114,713580.40%
201014,6550.00%

Westwood Population by Year