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Westwood, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Westwood had a population of 1,613 as of July 1, 2016. Westwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westwood is located at latitude 39.0394 and longitude -94.6156 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 951 feet.

The City of Westwood (GNIS ID: 485660) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Westwood, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,613
Population in Households 1,613
Population in Familes 1,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,959
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 742
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 416
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 620 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $243,214
Average Home Value $268,185
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,678
Average Household Income $100,862
Per Capita Income $46,623
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.34%
Households 1.1% 1.31%
Families 1.2% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westwood, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westwood to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 148 78th
Population Density1 # 4 100th
Diversity Index2 # 167 75th
Median Household Income # 14 98th
Per Capita Income # 9 99th

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