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Welcome to Westland ...

The city of Westland is located in Wayne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westland has a population of 81,558 people<2> (see below for details).

Westland is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Westland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Westland lies within the (734) area code.

The ZIP codes for Westland: 48185-48186<4>

Websites for Westland ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westland had an population of 81,558 people. This is a decrease of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westland had a population of 84,094 people. This makes Westland the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Westland represents 0.85% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 84,094 people, the population of Westland decreased 2.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 86,602 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Westland.

Communities Also Named Westland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Westland - they are located in Alabama, Indiana (2), Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Westland.

Communities near Westland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Westland.

  • Detroit
  • Windsor
  • Ann Arbor
  • Dearborn
  • Farmington Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington Hills
    • Farmington Hills lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Westland.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,017 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington Hills<6>
  • Southfield
  • Novi
  • Taylor
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Westland.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,576 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
  • Royal Oak
  • Dearborn Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn Heights
    • Dearborn Heights lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Westland.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,027 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearborn Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dearborn Heights<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Westland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Westland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Westland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Westland. See our Newspapers Page for Westland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westland ...

Looking for more information about Westland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Westland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Westland.

The official website for Westland:

The official website for Wayne County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Wayne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Westland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Westland includes: 48185 & 48186.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3243, Longitude: -83.3990    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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