Westwood, KS

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Population

1,720

1.55% decline

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$84,130

9.11% decline

Poverty Rate

2.56%


Number of Employees

974

5.25% decline

Median Property Value

$213,900

3.03% growth

About

In 2017, Westwood, KS had a population of 1.72k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $84,130. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Westwood, KS declined from 1,747 to 1,720, a -1.55% decrease and its median household income declined from $92,563 to $84,130, a -9.11% decrease.

The population of Westwood, KS is 87.2% White Alone, 5.52% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.01% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Westwood, KS speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Westwood, KS is $213,900, and the homeownership rate is 86.2%. Most people in Westwood, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Westwood, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Westwood, KS employs 974 people. The largest industries in Westwood, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (185 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (170 people), and Educational Services (98 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($88,250), Finance & Insurance ($71,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,071).

Median household income in Westwood, KS is $84,130. Males in Westwood, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Westwood, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$84,130

2017 value

± $9,799

-9.11%

1 Year Growth

± 18.5%

Households in Westwood, KS have a median annual income of $84,130, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $92,563 in 2016, which represents a -9.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westwood, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westwood, KS was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westwood, KS (44 out of 1.72k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    41 ± 50

  2. Asian

    3 ± 50

  3. Black

    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westwood, KS is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

974

2017 Value

± 113

-5.25%

1 Year decline

± 16.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westwood, KS declined at a rate of -5.25%, from 1.03k employees to 974 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westwood, KS, are Management Occupations (186 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (103 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (98 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westwood, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Westwood, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (186 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (103 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (98 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westwood, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.12 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.52 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Westwood, KS, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($87,639), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,417), and Legal Occupations ($84,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

974

2017 Value

± 113

-5.25%

1 Year decline

± 16.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westwood, KS declined at a rate of -5.25%, from 1.03k employees to 974 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westwood, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (185 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (170 people), and Educational Services (98 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westwood, KS, though some of these residents may live in Westwood, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Westwood, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (185 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (170 people), and Educational Services (98 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westwood, KS has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.23 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.49 times), and Information (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Westwood, KS, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($88,250), Finance & Insurance ($71,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,071).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.6% of the population of Westwood, KS has health coverage, with 68.3% on employee plans, 1.92% on Medicaid, 9.9% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 0.408% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Westwood, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Westwood, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.44%

Uninsured

68.3%

Employer Coverage

1.92%

Medicaid

9.9%

Medicare

16%

Non-Group

0.408%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westwood, KS grew by 53.3% from 2.24% to 3.44%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Westwood, KS is home to a population of 1.72k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.35% of Westwood, KS residents were born outside of the country (92 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Westwood, KS is composed of 1.5k White Alone residents (87.2%), 95 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.52%), 69 Asian Alone residents (4.01%), 31 Two or More Races residents (1.8%), 23 Black or African American Alone residents (1.34%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.174%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Westwood, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Westwood, KS was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Westwood, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Westwood, KS residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.35%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

92 people

4.29%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

75 people

As of 2017, 5.35% of Westwood, KS residents (92 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Westwood, KS was 4.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Westwood, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Westwood, KS was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.5k ± 166

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    95 ± 53.7

  3. Asian Alone

    69 ± 47

In 2017, there were 15.8 times more White Alone residents (1.5k people) in Westwood, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95 Hispanic or Latino and 69 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Westwood, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Westwood, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Westwood, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    26 ± 24

  2. World War II

    22 ± 14

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    7 ± 13

Westwood, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westwood, KS was $213,900 in 2017, which is 0.983 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $207,600 to $213,900, a 3.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Westwood, KS is 86.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Westwood, KS have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Westwood, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$84,130

Median Household Income

± $9,799

740

Number of Households

± 89

In 2017, the median household income of the 740 households in Westwood, KS declined from $84,130 from the previous year's value of $92,563.

The following chart displays the households in Westwood, KS 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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Housing

Property Value

$213,900

2017 Median

± $13,765

$207,600

2016 Median

± $13,536

In 2017, the median property value in Westwood, KS grew to to $213,900 from the previous year's value of $207,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Westwood, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westwood, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Westwood, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westwood, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

86.2%

2017 Homeownership

85.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 86.2% of the housing units in Westwood, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Westwood, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Westwood, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Westwood, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westwood, KS have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Westwood, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.14%

  3. Carpooled

    5.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Westwood, KS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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