Westland, MI

Map Loading GIF Please wait, loading your map...


Westland profile

Living in Westland

Westland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 81,747 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Westland is the 12th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Westland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westland who work in office and administrative support (15.59%), sales jobs (10.18%), and management occupations (7.17%).

Also of interest is that Westland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Westland is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.55% of adults 25 and older in Westland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Westland in 2010 was $26,765, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,060 for a family of four. However, Westland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westland is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Westland include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Westland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.