Westland, MI
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Westland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 82,000 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Westland is the 12th largest community in Michigan.

Westland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.25%), sales jobs (10.17%), and food service (8.70%).

The education level of Westland citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.72% of adults 25 and older in Westland have a college degree.

The per capita income in Westland in 2010 was $24,123, 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 $96,492 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 Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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