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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Westwood is a town in Michigan with a population of 9,405. Westwood is in Kalamazoo County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Westwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westwood there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Westwood and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Westwood...
Population
9,405

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Westwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Westwood

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,965
National
$55,322
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Westwood Reviews

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This is a great town to live in, especially if you're interested in starting anew. There are an array of jobs available here, the public school system is fantastic (especially for those just starting school) and the neighborhood is very family friendly.
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There have been a few problems in this area, but primarily, it is a good representation of Kalamazoo as a whole. If had to choose to live here again, I would. A lot of memorable things have happened in this area for me, and so it is resonates a lot emotions for me.
Normal small town feel, nice but restricting.