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Living In Westwood, NJ
The town of Westwood, New Jersey is home to slightly more than 11,000 residents. At an average age of just over 40, the city's population ranks around the middle compared to other municipalities in New Jersey, which has an average age of 39. Renters tend to be in the minority in Westwood, and 62% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,613 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.
Westwood residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are scientific, retail, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries make up 29% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 11% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Westwood workers earn an average annual income of just over $108,000, around $22,000 more than their peers elsewhere in New Jersey. Westwood's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Westwood has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 11% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 23% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
With an average commute time of about 39 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Westwood residents know that getting to work takes some patience. Many residents (38%) drive their car to work, while public transit is used by just 7% of the city. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.