Westwood, CA


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Westwood is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,575 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Westwood is the 656th largest community in California.

Unlike some towns, Westwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Westwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westwood is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwood who work in office and administrative support (17.82%), law enforcement and fire fighting (8.09%), and sales jobs (7.43%).

Of important note, Westwood is also a town of artists. Westwood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Westwood’s character.

One downside of living in Westwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.66 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Westwood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Westwood citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.17% of adults in Westwood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Westwood in 2010 was $20,710, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,840 for a family of four.

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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Westwood include Irish, English, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Westwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and African languages.

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