Westwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Westwood had a population of 11,494 as of July 1, 2017. Westwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westwood is located at latitude 40.989 and longitude -74.0319 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Westwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Borough of Westwood (GNIS ID: 885442) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2017.

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Westwood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,494
Daytime Population: Workers 5,252
Daytime Population: Residents 5,847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 11,431
Population in Familes 9,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 5,077
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $82,155
Average Household Income $107,859
Per Capita Income $43,494


Total Housing Units 4,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,705 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,908 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $443,075
Average Home Value $455,120


Total Households 4,613
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,966
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.78%
Households 0.53% 0.69%
Families 0.52% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Westwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westwood to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 120 78th
Population Density # 104 81st
Diversity Index # 196 64th
Median Household Income # 238 57th
Per Capita Income # 195 64th

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