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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.


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Median household income
Local
$46,308
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westland demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 277. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Summer Festival - June 28-July 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Westland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 48

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

16% of Westland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Westland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $574.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $988.


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Libraries in Westland include Wayne County Public Library, William P. Faust Public Library of Westland ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Westland include Westland Eagle

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Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westland political report.

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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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