Westwood, Michigan Population 2024

9,226

Westwood is a city located in Kalamazoo County Michigan. Westwood has a 2024 population of 9,226. Westwood is currently growing at a rate of 1.12% annually but its population has decreased by -0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,247 in 2020.

The average household income in Westwood is $87,286 with a poverty rate of 16.23%. The median age in Westwood is 34.8 years: 34.9 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

Westwood Demographics

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

  • White: 78.67%
  • Black or African American: 10.54%
  • Two or more races: 5.61%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Other race: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,235.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.23% (-21)
The current population of Westwood, Michigan is 9,226 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,247.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,09878.67%
Black or African American95110.54%
Two or more races5065.61%
Asian3614%
Other race1061.17%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Westwood Population by Race

Westwood Population Pyramid 2024

Westwood Median Age

34.8

Total

34.9

Male

34.7

Female

Westwood Adults

There are 7,630 adults, (1,498 of whom are seniors) in Westwood.

Westwood Age Dependency

47.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Westwood Sex Ratio

Female4,60251.01%
Male4,42048.99%

Westwood Population by Age

Westwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,4132.0457.842.2
Non Family2,4671.447.952.1
Married1,3902.9676.923.1
Female4452.564951
Male1112.9173.926.1

2.8

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

57.8%

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 Grade2203.67%
Associates Degree3295.49%
Bachelors Degree1,97933.05%
Graduate Degree1,30521.79%
High School Graduate96416.1%
Less Than 9th Grade631.05%
Some College1,12818.84%

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
White4,9154,7282,558
Black565543413
Hispanic243169130
2+ Races235235152
Asian828265
Other Race583232

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.27%.

Westwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$48,339$55,610$44,696
Graduate Degree$63,375$67,044$58,183
High School Graduate$46,042$50,614$0
Less Than 9th Grade$43,716$44,527$0
Overall$50,054$55,377$44,797
Some College$40,475$46,371$30,427

$50,054

Average Earnings

$55,377

Average Male

$44,797

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

88.78% of Westwood residents speak only English, while 11.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.9% of the population.

Westwood Language

Westwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,87695913.95%
Black95121822.92%
Asian36118651.52%
Hispanic3628623.76%
Other1064845.28%
Multiple506305.93%

16.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.83%

Male Poverty Rate

17.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westwood is Asian, with 51.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westwood is Multiple, with 5.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.65%.

Westwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College15.92%
High School13.49%
Bachelors or Greater9.59%
Less Than 9th Grade9.19%

Westwood Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed14.26%
Male Employed11.55%

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$82,257$99,088
Households$61,348$87,286
Married Families$101,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$44,618$76,747

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Westwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.7%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Westwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Westwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

433

Number of Veterans

419

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War271
Vietnam115
First Gulf War61
Korea14
World War II0

Westwood Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54148
18 to 34123
65 to 7482
75+47
55 to 6433

Westwood Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4046.6%
Black172.18%
2+ Races124.23%
Hispanic10.34%

Westwood Veterans by Race

Westwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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

71.89%

Born in Westwood

91.6%

Native Born

8.4%

Foreign Born

5.72%

Non Citizen

2.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.6% of Westwood residents were born in the United States, with 71.89% having been born in Michigan. 5.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Westwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20249,2261021.12%
20239,1241021.13%
20229,0221021.14%
20218,920-327-3.54%
20209,247-24-0.26%
20199,271-9-0.1%
20189,280-125-1.33%
20179,405-199-2.07%
20169,6042322.48%
20159,3722813.09%
20149,0912282.57%
20138,863-89-0.99%
20128,952-76-0.84%
20119,0283754.33%
20108,65300%

Westwood Population by Year