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Westland is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named for a shopping mall developed by J.L. Hudson
The latitude of Westland is 42.324N. The longitude is -83.4W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 85,707.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Westland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48185 ZIP code.
18% of Westland residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westland was $22,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Westland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Westland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $574. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $988.
Libraries in Westland include Wayne County Public Library, William P. Faust Public Library of Westland ... View libraries
Newspapers in Westland include Westland Eagle
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westland political report.
The average commute time for Westland workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Westland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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