The Census Bureau reports that Westwood's daytime population is 250+ greater than the city's residential population estimate, based on the FY 2014 Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) data for the City of Westwood, Kansas.
About 938 individuals commute into the City of Westwood to work from other areas in the region. Approximately 686 Westwood residents work outside the city, and only about 17 or so individuals both live and work in Westwood.
The Census Bureau reports that Westwood’s estimated July 1, 2016 residential population stands at 1,658 people. Base on the LEHD data, more than half, or about 56% of the town’s residential population total commute into Westwood on a given work day.
With Midwest Transplant Network, the University Of Kansas Hospital Authority Cancer Center, and other corporate businesses located in the City of Westwood, workers commute from throughout the region to work in the city. Over 15% of indivduals working in Westwood reported having to travel more than 50 miles to work, while just over 50% of workers live within 10 miles of the city.
Most Westwood residents work outside the city. Westwood residents tend to work in many of the prominent employment center areas of the metropolitan region, like at the KU Medical Campus in Kansas City, Kansas; Downtown KCMO; the Crown Center and Country Club Plaza areas; as well as the College Boulevard area in Overland Park, Kansas. Virtually all Westwood residents commute less than 25 miles to work.
The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program is part of the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. Under the LED Partnership, states agree to share Unemployment Insurance earnings data and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data with the Census Bureau. The LEHD program combines these data sets, additional administrative data and data from censuses and surveys.
From this data, the program creates statistics on employment, earnings, and job flows at detailed levels of geography and industry. Details can be found at https://onthemap.ces.census.gov/