Westfield, MA

Westfield profile

Living in Westfield

Westfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 41,204 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Westfield is the 33rd largest community in Massachusetts.

Westfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Westfield is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westfield who work in office and administrative support (10.71%), management occupations (9.32%), and sales jobs (7.91%).

In addition, Westfield is a college town. There are a lot of students in Westfield attending college, and as a result Westfield provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The education level of Westfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.20% of adults in Westfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Westfield in 2018 was $32,932, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,728 for a family of four. However, Westfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westfield include Irish, Polish, Italian, French, and English.

The most common language spoken in Westfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.