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Westwood is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The latitude of Westwood is 42.213N. The longitude is -71.225W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 243 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,117.


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Median household income
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$87,394
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westwood demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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7% of Westwood residents report German ancestry, and 28% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westwood was $41,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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57% of Westwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Westwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $634.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,857.


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Libraries in Westwood include Islington Branch Library, Westwood Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Westwood include Westwood Press

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Westwood restaurants taking online reservations include Chiara Bistro ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Westwood workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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