Westlake, OH
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Living in Westlake


Westlake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 32,032 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Westlake is the 42nd largest community in Ohio.

Westlake real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Westlake house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Westlake is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westlake is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westlake who work in management occupations (15.32%), sales jobs (12.83%), and healthcare (10.41%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Westlake telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

If knowledge is power, Westlake is a pretty powerful place. 52.80% of the adults in Westlake have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Westlake in 2018 was $49,889, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,556 for a family of four. However, Westlake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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