Westwood, Kansas

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Westwood, Kansas

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High Points

Westwood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Westwood Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Westwood College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Westwood Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Westwood Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Westwood People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Westwood Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Westwood Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Westwood Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Westwood, Kansas

Comparing Westwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 7 5
Male Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 8
Low Property Crime 4 4

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Westwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66205
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.04
Longitude -94.616

Westwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
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Westwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,533 100%
Male 721 47%
Female 812 53%
Under 18 315 20.5%
18+ 1,218 79.5%
65+ 265 17.3%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.82
White 1,469 95.8%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 26 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 14 0.9%
Mixed Race 15 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 78 5.1%

Estimated Westwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,483
Growth -50
Growth % -3.3%

Westwood Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.9%
Irish 12.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
English 10.5%
US/American 6.8%
Italian 4.5%
French (except Basque) 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
European 2.2%
Polish 2%
Scottish 1.7%
Swedish 1.6%
Russian 1.6%
Welsh 1.3%
Dutch 1.1%
Norwegian 0.8%
Belgian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Australian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
British 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Westwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Shawnee Mission (66205)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Westwood 1,533 $66,765
Countryside 295 $88,029
Fairway 3,952 $97,163
Mission Hills 3,593 $200,001
Mission Woods 165 $181,456
Roeland Park 6,817 $61,750
Westwood Hills 378 $108,732
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