Westland is located in Wayne County. It is not that far from downtown Detroit. The only schools that were listed were high schools. These schools include William D. Ford Career Tech Center, John Glenn, and Tinkham Center as well as Wayne Memorial. There are four middle schools that are located in the area. They include Franklin Middle School, Marshall Middle School, Adams Middle School, as well as Stevenson Middle School. There are a good bit of elementary schools. They include Elliott, Graham, Hicks, Hoover, Hamilton, Edison, Kettering, Jefferson/Barns, Lincoln, Wildwood, WaterMack, Taft-Galloway, Roosevelt-McGrath, Walker-Winter, as well as Stottlemyer and Scheitzer. The children who live in the Northern part of the city are a part of the Livonia Public Schools. The people who are first known to live in this area were of the Potawatomi Indian Village. Some of the other Indian tribes that did not live in the area, used the area for hunting. The city of Westland is a part of the Bucklin Township. Bucklin Township includes the cities of Westland, Garden CIty, Wayne, Dearborn, Redford Township, Livonia, Inkster as well as Dearborn Heights.
Even though the first people who were living on this particular part of the city were Indians or Native Americans, they are not the people who make up the majority of the population today. Native Americans make up less than one percent of the total population of Westland, Michigan. The whites, the people who ultimately drove the Indians away, make up the majority of the population. African Americans do not make up a substantial amount of the population, but the amount they do make up, is the second most prominent race in this city. Other races include, Asians, Pacific Islanders, as well as some Hispanics and Latinos.Less than half of the current population had children who were under the age of eighteen living with them. The majority of the households that make up Westland, Michigan were those of married couples who were living together. There is a good bit of the population that are not considered families, but were in the same household. That could be a boyfriend and girlfriend along with her children. There was also a good percentage of households that were made up of individuals. That can kind of tell you that less and less people who are younger are getting married and/or living with an significant other. There is a small percentage of women who were the head of the household and had no male living with them. This statistic shows that not all women need to have a man to take care of them. They can get by on their own. For additional information, consult the Westland, MI yellow pages or a Westland, MI business directory.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan