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Population (year 2000): 14,117. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,900 (-1.5% change)
Males: 6,714 (47.6%), Females: 7,403 (52.4%)

Median resident age: 41.0 years
Median household income: $87,394 (year 2000)
Median house value: $360,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Westwood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (33.6%), Italian (16.2%), English (13.7%), German (8.4%), Polish (4.0%), United States (3.7%).

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Elevation: 220 feet

Westwood,

For population 25 years and over in Westwood

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westwood town

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

8.9% Foreign born (3.7% Europe, 3.4% Asia, 0.9% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Newton, (8.6 miles pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (11.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (212.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (2.5 miles Norwood, MA (4.0 miles Dover, MA (4.6 miles Dedham, MA Needham, (5.0 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 49 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 1998: 63 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $280,900
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $357,500
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $471,200
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $509,700
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $548,400
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $404,200
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $541,400

Latitude: 42.21 N, Longitude: 71.22 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (15.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (13.5%).


 

Crime in Westwood by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.1 0.0 0.0
Robberies 2 0 2 4 5 1
    per 100,000 14.2 0.0 14.2 28.3 35.4 7.1
Assaults 7 5 0 6 10 4
    per 100,000 49.6 35.4 0.0 42.5 70.8 28.3
Burglaries 27 13 23 21 15 26
    per 100,000 191.3 92.1 162.9 148.8 106.3 184.2
Thefts 91 98 114 115 136 101
    per 100,000 644.6 694.2 807.5 814.6 963.4 715.4
Auto thefts 7 6 9 8 4 15
    per 100,000 49.6 42.5 63.8 56.7 28.3 106.3
64.4 44.7 53.1 67.4 73.0 57.8


Average climate in Westwood, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westwood,

Westwood-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Westwood city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: Drew Strojny - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Jun 30, 1981), Matt Hasselbeck - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Sep 25, 1975).


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Hospital/medical center in Westwood:
  • WESTWOOD PEMBROKE HEALTH SYSTEMS (45 CLAPBOARDTREE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Westwood:
  • CARITAS NORWOOD HOSPITAL, INC (about 3 miles; NORWOOD, MA)
  • DEACONESS-GLOVER HOSPITAL CORP (about 6 miles; NEEDHAM, MA)
  • MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; MEDFIELD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westwood:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 18 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 19 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 37 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westwood:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 5 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • NORFOLK (about 12 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 15 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)

Amtrak station:
ROUTE 128 (UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Westwood:
  • FUNERAL INSTITUTE OF THE NORTHEAST (Full-time enrollment: 27; Location: 77 UNIVERSITY AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.Tiac.net/users/Lynlou)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westwood:
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; FT enrollment: 2,938)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; FT enrollment: 13,341)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 10 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 25,110)
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,122)
Public high school in Westwood:
  • WESTWOOD HIGH (Students: 737; Location: 200 NAHATAN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Westwood:
  • XAVERIAN BROS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 863; Location: 800 CLAPBOARDTREE ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in Westwood:
  • E W THURSTON MIDDLE (Students: 650; Location: 850 HIGH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARTHA JONES (Students: 353; Location: 80 MARTHA JONES RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM E SHEEHAN (Students: 330; Location: 549 POND; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DOWNEY (Students: 291; Location: DOWNEY STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • DEERFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 72 DEERFIELD AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PAUL HANLON (Students: 176; Location: 790 GAY STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
Library in Westwood:
  • WESTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $780,424; Location: 668 HIGH ST.; 93,343 books; 3,009 audio materials; 2,870 video materials; 200 serial subscriptions)

Westwood compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Westwood:
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westwood:
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WZLY (91.5 FM; WELLESLEY, MA; Owner: WELLESLEY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Westwood:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

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