Westwood, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westwood, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Westwood had a population of 621 as of July 1, 2016. Westwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westwood is located at latitude 38.2796 and longitude -85.5842 in Jefferson County. 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. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The City of Westwood (GNIS ID: 2405722) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Westwood is located within East Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Westwood, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 621
Population in Households 619
Population in Familes 487
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 5,137
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 138
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $181,250
Average Home Value $182,353


Median Household Income $55,588
Average Household Income $65,450
Per Capita Income $26,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% 0.0%
Households -0.37% 0.0%
Families -4.75% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 325 40th
Population Density1 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 48 91st
Median Household Income # 118 78th
Per Capita Income # 138 75th

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