Westphalia, Michigan

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Westphalia, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Westphalia People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Westphalia Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Westphalia Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Westphalia Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Westphalia, Michigan

Comparing Westphalia to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Westphalia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NW of Lansing, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Clinton
Metro Area Lansing - East Lansing
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48894
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.929
Longitude -84.798

Westphalia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ST JOHNS
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
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Westphalia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 876 100%
Male 426 48.6%
Female 450 51.4%
Under 18 244 27.9%
18+ 632 72.1%
65+ 151 17.2%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3.07
White 871 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Westphalia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 835
Growth -41
Growth % -4.7%

Westphalia 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 82.3%
US/American 6.6%
English 2.7%
Irish 1.6%
Danish 1.3%
Belgian 1%
Polish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Slovak 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Westphalia 876 $58,864
Eagle 130 $45,625
Fowler 1,136 $56,625
Lyons 726 $48,333
Muir 634 $36,875
Pewamo 560 $46,667
Portland 3,789 $57,875
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