Westwood, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westwood, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Westwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 38.2796 and longitude -85.5842. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Westwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Westwood, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Westwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Westwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Westwood, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 620
Population in Households 619
Population in Familes 488
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 5,128
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $209,091
Average Home Value $210,065


Median Household Income $61,021
Average Household Income $74,066
Per Capita Income $30,203
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.52% -0.06%
Households -0.43% 0.0%
Families -6.74% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Westwood, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westwood to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 319 39th
Population Density1 # 14 98th
Diversity Index2 # 48 91st
Median Household Income # 83 84th
Per Capita Income # 101 81st

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