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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Westwood is a town in Kentucky with a population of 5,088. Westwood is in Boyd County. Living in Westwood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Westwood and residents tend to be conservative.
About Westwood...
Population
5,088

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$656
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Westwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Westwood

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,690
National
$55,322
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Westwood Reviews

2 reviews
Westwood is a sweet little town located just south of Ashland. We have only been here a few months, but already loving the town, people, and the schools. The people working in the schools really love the students and trying to make a difference in this little town.
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I would like to see more construction on the roads of Westwood to fix pot holes that have been present for longer than I've been here, and I would also like the neighborhoods to be a little more separated. One street over from mine is very drug enforced and is scary to drive through and to see all kinds of children out on the streets at all times of the night.