Westland, MI

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2022 Population
84,806
0.182% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.3
0.777% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.4%
5.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,930
7.71% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$164,900
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Westland, MI had a population of 84.8k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $59,930. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Westland, MI declined from 84,961 to 84,806, a −0.182% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,640 to $59,930, a 7.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Westland, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.31%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.64%), and White (Hispanic) (1.93%).

None of the households in Westland, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Westland, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Westland, MI was $164,900, and the homeownership rate was 60.3%.

Most people in Westland, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Westland, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Westland, MI is home to a population of 84.8k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.26% of Westland, MI residents were born outside of the country (7.86k people).

In 2022, there were 2.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.8k people) in Westland, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
94.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Westland, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Westland, MI was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Westland, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    53.8k ± 1.95k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.6k ± 1.77k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.5k ± 1.18k
5.02%
Hispanic Population
4.26k people

In 2022, there were 2.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.8k people) in Westland, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.02% of the people in Westland, MI are hispanic (4.26k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Westland, MI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.86k people
9.66%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.2k people

As of 2022, 9.26% of Westland, MI residents (7.86k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Westland, MI was 9.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,398 ± 214
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    672 ± 195
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    645 ± 177

Westland, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Westland, MI employs 40.8k people. The largest industries in Westland, MI are Manufacturing (7,851 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,630 people), and Retail Trade (5,110 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,474), Finance & Insurance ($64,016), and Manufacturing ($62,668).

Occupations

40.8k
2022 Value
± 1,754
−0.592%
1 Year decline
± 6.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Westland, MI declined at a rate of −0.592%, from 41.1k employees to 40.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westland, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,905 people), Production Occupations (4,228 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,677 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westland, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

40.8k
2022 Value
± 1,754
−0.592%
1 Year decline
± 6.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Westland, MI declined at a rate of −0.592%, from 41.1k employees to 40.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westland, MI, are Manufacturing (7,851 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,630 people), and Retail Trade (5,110 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westland, MI, though some of these residents may live in Westland, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,723
Median earning men ± $2,509
$34,230
Median earning women ± $2,034

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($69,048), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,947), and Wholesale Trade ($48,438).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,145), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,750), and Manufacturing ($48,565).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westland, MI was $164,900 in 2022, which is 0.585 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $143,500 to $164,900, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Westland, MI is 60.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Westland, MI have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Westland, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Westland, MI is $59,930. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Westland, MI was Census Tract 5656 with a value of $93,029, followed by Census Tract 5679 and Census Tract 5657, with respective values of $79,863 and $76,429.

Property

$164,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,744
$21,261
Median Property Taxes
±$1,109

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westland, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Westland, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.3% of the housing units in Westland, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5656
  2. Census Tract 5679
  3. Census Tract 5657

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westland, MI was Census Tract 5656 with a value of $93,029, followed by Census Tract 5679 and Census Tract 5657, with respective values of $79,863 and $76,429.

The following map shows all of the places in Westland, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,930
Median Household Income
± $2,367
35.3k
Number of Households
± 1,459

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.3k households in Westland, MI grew to $59,930 from the previous year's value of $55,640.

The following chart displays the households in Westland, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westland, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (7.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.44%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Westland, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.87%) and those who worked at home (7.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westland, MI have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Westland, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Westland, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Westland, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westland, MI (12.1k out of 83.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westland, MI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Westland, MI has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.997% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see 1343 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.75% decrease from the previous year (1381 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1384 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,343 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, MI

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see an average of 1,343 patients per year. This represents a 2.75% decrease from the previous year (1,381 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.32%
Uninsured
46.4%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
0.997%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westland, MI grew by 1.61% from 6.22% to 6.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Westland, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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