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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
In Westwood, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Westwood is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Westwood is a pretty powerful place. 51.67% of the adults in Westwood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.
In addition, Westwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.30%).
The most common language spoken in Westwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.