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Westwood, California - Basic Facts

The Westwood Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lassen County at latitude 40.3052 and longitude -121.0048. Lassen County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,128 feet.

The formal official name is the Westwood Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Westwood, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Westwood indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Westwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,577
Population in Households 1,577
Population in Familes 1,194
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 290
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,005 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 421 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $135,714
Average Home Value $163,744


Median Household Income $57,511
Average Household Income $66,647
Per Capita Income $29,117
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.02% -1.29%
Households -0.8% -1.16%
Families -0.82% -1.16%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westwood to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 938 38th
Population Density1 # 1060 30th
Diversity Index2 # 1109 27th
Median Household Income # 589 61st
Per Capita Income # 586 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.