Westford, MA
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Living in Westford


Westford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 24,817 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westford is the 85th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Westford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Westford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westford who work in management occupations (14.13%), computer science and math (12.61%), and teaching (9.90%).

Also of interest is that Westford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.58% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Westford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Westford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Westford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Westford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Westford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.48 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Westford. 67.39% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Westford in 2018 was $56,057, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,228 for a family of four.

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

In addition, Westford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.40%).

The most common language spoken in Westford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.