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Westlake, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Westlake had a population of 33,237 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.4553 and longitude -81.9179 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westlake 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.

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

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Westlake, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 33,237
Population in Households 32,338
Population in Familes 25,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 899
Population Density2 2,087
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $83,000
Average Household Income $117,899
Per Capita Income $51,078


Total Housing Units 15,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,815 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,423 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 886 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $268,844
Average Home Value $319,305


Total Households 14,238
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 8,450
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.19% -0.12%
Households 0.32% -0.02%
Families 0.01% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2018 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 # 44 96th
Population Density # 247 80th
Diversity Index # 204 83rd
Median Household Income # 99 92nd
Per Capita Income # 54 96th

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