Statewide Claims to Fame

Westland is 9th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Households

Westland is 9th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Housing units

Westland is 10th in Michigan out of 149 other cities in Current population (2012)

Westland is 16th in Michigan out of 144 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Westland is 17th in Michigan out of 149 other cities in Retail sales

Westland is 20th in Michigan out of 143 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Westland Rank Michigan US
Current population (2012) 82,883 10th 9,883,360 313,914,040
Size in square miles 20.4 28th 56,538.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,117.2 28th 174.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Westland Rank Michigan US
Residents younger than 5 6.3% 85th 5.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.1% 115th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.0% 77th 14.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Westland Rank Michigan US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.4% 113th 88.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 17.8% 116th 25.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Westland Rank Michigan US
Race - White 75.8% 132nd 80.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 17.2% 35th 14.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 74th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.0% 30th 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 139th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.4% 81st 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.8% 72nd 4.6% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 73.5% 129th 76.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Westland Rank Michigan US
Female residents 52.5% 54th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.5% 37th 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Westland Rank Michigan US
Housing units 39,201 9th 4,525,480 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 33.2% 44th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 34,960 9th 3,825,182 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 63.5% 107th 73.5% 66.1%
Home median value $116,800 95th $137,300 $186,200
People per household 2.4 94th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Westland Rank Michigan US
Income per capita $23,652 82nd $25,482 $27,915
Income per household $44,466 88th $48,669 $52,762
Income below poverty line 14.5% 90th 15.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Westland Rank Michigan US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 5,642 16th 816,972 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,119,923 17th $109,102,594 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,842 65th $10,855 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $114,117 20th $14,536,648 $613,795,732

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