Westwood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,078 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westwood is the 189th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Westwood are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Westwood is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westwood is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwood who work in management occupations (15.93%), sales jobs (11.46%), and office and administrative support (10.95%).
Also of interest is that Westwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Westwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
In Westwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small borough, Westwood has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Westwood. 51.67% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Westwood in 2018 was $54,099, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $216,396 for a family of four.
Westwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Westwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Westwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.54% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westwood include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
Westwood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.30%.
The most common language spoken in Westwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.