Most Expensive Westwood Neighborhoods
|1||Aster Ln / Rivervale Rd|
|3||Washington Ave / 4th Ave|
Westwood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,979 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westwood is the 189th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Westwood are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Westwood is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westwood is a borough of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwood who work in management occupations (17.91%), sales jobs (14.49%) and office and administrative support (12.95%).
Also of interest is that Westwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Westwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Westwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Westwood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Westwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Westwood’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Westwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small borough, Westwood has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Westwood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Westwood, 41.44% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Westwood in 2010 was $40,839, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,356 for a family of four.
Westwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Westwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Westwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.58% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westwood include Italian, Irish, German, European, English and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Westwood is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,438|
|WESTWOOD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||61.44%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||38.56%|
|TYPE OF WESTWOOD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||56.72%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.32%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||13.90%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||26.06%|
|SIZE OF WESTWOOD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.47%|
|AGE OF WESTWOOD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.08%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||27.76%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||41.65%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||25.51%|
|WESTWOOD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$405,070|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,304|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $47,000||3.69%|
|$47,001 - $94,000||0.50%|
|$94,001 - $187,000||0.46%|
|$187,001 - $281,000||8.28%|
|$281,001 - $374,000||19.23%|
|$374,001 - $468,000||37.07%|
|$468,001 - $702,000||28.17%|
|$702,001 - $936,000||2.61%|
|PEOPLE OF WESTWOOD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.33%|
|5 TO 17||15.55%|
|18 TO 24||5.99%|
|25 TO 34||11.99%|
|35 TO 54||31.16%|
|55 TO 64||12.39%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.59%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.71%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$79,133|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$40,839|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.79%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (12.57%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.46%)
Information Technology (8.25%)
Public Service (2.75%)
Real estate (2.30%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||4.62%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.31%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.77%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.93%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.58%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (23.56%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.41%)
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