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Westlake, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Westlake had a population of 33,363 as of July 1, 2017. Westlake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westlake is located at latitude 41.4495 and longitude -81.9302 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westlake (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Westlake (GNIS ID: 1086007) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westlake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westlake: Dover, Dover Center, Dover Centre, West Lake.

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Westlake, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,363
Daytime Population: Workers 26,567
Daytime Population: Residents 15,810
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 32,473
Population in Familes 25,541
Population in Group Qrtrs 890
Population Density2 2,095
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $81,220
Average Household Income $114,171
Per Capita Income $49,415


Total Housing Units 14,942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,950 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,325 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 667 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $260,356
Average Home Value $307,382


Total Households 14,275
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 8,478
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% -0.05%
Households 0.4% 0.03%
Families 0.06% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Westlake, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westlake to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 43 97th
Population Density # 242 80th
Diversity Index # 210 83rd
Median Household Income # 96 92nd
Per Capita Income # 52 96th

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