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Population (year 2000): 86,602. Estimated population in July 2005: 85,623 (-1.1% change)
Males: 41,626 (48.1%), Females: 44,976 (51.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.2 years
Median household income: $46,308 (year 2000)
Median house value: $118,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Westland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.6%)
  • Black (6.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (20.2%), Irish (14.8%), Polish (13.7%), English (9.8%), Italian (6.3%), French (5.5%).

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Elevation: 665 feet

Land area: 20.4 square miles

Westland,

For population 25 years and over in Westland

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westland city

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

6.8% Foreign born (3.2% Asia, 2.0% Europe, 0.9% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,304 (+2.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MI Detroit, (19.4 miles pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (297.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: City, MI (2.6 miles Garden MI (2.7 miles Wayne, MI (4.5 miles Inkster, MI (5.5 miles Livonia, MI Romulus, (5.7 miles Heights, MI (6.1 miles Dearborn MI Canton, (6.9 miles MI (7.5 miles Plymouth,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 266 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 1997: 219 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 214 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2000: 93 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2002: 155 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2003: 401 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2004: 254 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2005: 167 buildings, average cost: $125,500

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 83.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 734


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.1%), Educational,health and social services (15.1%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -19,794 (-22.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,378 (14.9%)


 

Crime in Westland by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 2 3 1 1 2
    per 100,000 2.3 2.3 3.5 1.2 1.2 2.3
Rapes 34 33 40 36 38 61
    per 100,000 39.3 38.1 46.2 41.6 43.9 70.4
Robberies 50 55 59 56 43 71
    per 100,000 57.7 63.5 68.1 64.7 49.7 82.0
Assaults 192 157 186 205 195 221
    per 100,000 221.7 181.3 214.8 236.7 225.2 255.2
Burglaries 542 438 501 532 635 607
    per 100,000 625.9 505.8 578.5 614.3 733.2 700.9
Thefts 1,754 1,756 1,774 1,746 1,552 1,486
    per 100,000 2025.4 2027.7 2048.5 2016.1 1792.1 1715.9
Auto thefts 453 440 549 466 531 435
    per 100,000 523.1 508.1 633.9 538.1 613.1 502.3
246.3 230.0 258.5 251.2 250.7 264.0


Average climate in Westland, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westland,

Westland-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1956, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Westland city center injured 22 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category 4 tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Westland:
  • WALTER P REUTHER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (30901 PALMER RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Westland:
  • GARDEN CITY OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; GARDEN CITY, MI)
  • OAKWOOD ANNAPOLIS HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; WAYNE, MI)
  • ST MARY MERCY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; LIVONIA, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westland:
  • DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 9 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
  • WILLOW RUN (about 12 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
  • OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 24 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westland:
  • CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 6 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
  • LARSEN AIR PARK (about 16 miles; BELLEVILLE, MI; ID: 43G)
  • WICKENHEISER (about 21 miles; CARLETON, MI; ID: W87)

Amtrak stations near Westland:
  • 10 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
  • 13 miles: DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 20 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $14,805 $35,532 0 $0


Colleges/Universities in Westland:
  • VIRGINIA FARRELL BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 55; Location: 34580 FORD RD; Private, for-profit; Website: virginiafarrell.com)
  • SHARP REAL ESTATE TRAINING INC-WESTLAND (Location: 37860 FORD RD; Private, for-profit)
  • EMERGENCY EDUCATION INC (Location: 38140 EXECUTIVE DR N; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westland:
  • MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; LIVONIA, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,431)
  • HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 8 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)
  • SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 8 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 14 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
  • LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
  • MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 18 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
Public high school in Westland:
  • JOHN GLENN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,167; Location: 36105 MARQUETTE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Westland:
  • LUTHERAN H.S. WESTLAND (Students: 311; Location: 33300 COWAN RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • HURON VALLEY LUTHERAN HIGH SCH (Students: 69; Location: 33740 COWAN; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Westland:
  • JOHN MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 961; Location: 35100 BAYVIEW STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ADLAI STEVENSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 840; Location: 38501 PALMER ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 800; Location: 33475 PALMER ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 8400 HIX ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • KETTERING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 444; Location: 1200 S. HUBBARD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ALBERT SCHWEITZER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 2601 TREADWELL; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 424; Location: 500 N. WILDWOOD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HAYES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 423; Location: 30600 LOUISE STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JAMES MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 402; Location: 1075 S. CARLSON STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EUGENE B. ELLIOTT ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 30800 BENNINGTON; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Westland:
  • ST DAMIAN SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 29891 JOY ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MATTHEW LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 5885 VENOY ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 2602 S WAYNE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
Libraries in Westland:
  • WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,229,774; Location: 30555 MICHIGAN AVENUE; 722,156 books; 134,258 audio materials; 16,469 video materials; 1,839 serial subscriptions)
  • WILLIAM P. FAUST PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WESTLAND (Operating income: $2,112,640; Location: 6123 CENTRAL CITY PARKWAY; 156,929 books; 13,229 audio materials; 8,179 video materials; 366 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Birch Hill Country Club (A).

Churches in Westland include: Prayer Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B), Holy Cross Church (C), Saint Theodore Church (D), Kirk of Our Savior (E).

Cemeteries: Ganong Cemetery (1), Chubb Cemetery (2), Cadillac Memorial Gardens West Cemetery (3), Maple Grove Cemetery (4), Eloise Cemetery (5).

Reservoir: Nankin Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tonquish Creek (A), Morgan Drain (B), Deer Drain (C), Leng Drain (D), Willow Creek (E).

Parks in Westland include: Middle Rouge Parkway (1), Cayley Park (2), Holliday Park (3).


Westland compared to Michigan state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Westland:
  • WCAR (1090 AM; 1 kW; LIVONIA, MI; Owner: WCAR-AM, NC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMKM (1440 AM; 1 kW; INKSTER, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNZK (690 AM; 3 kW; DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSDS (1480 AM; 4 kW; SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: KOCH BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westland:
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WEMU (89.1 FM; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)

TV broadcast stations around Westland:
  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WTOL (Channel 11; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WTVG (Channel 13; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WTVG, INC.)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)

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