Westfield, IN
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Living in Westfield


Westfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 37,221 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westfield is the 30th largest community in Indiana. Westfield has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Westfield, where the median household income is $90,048.00.

Westfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Westfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Westfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westfield who work in sales jobs (14.09%), management occupations (14.07%), and office and administrative support (10.20%).

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

Because of many things, Westfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Westfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Westfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Westfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Westfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Westfield is a pretty powerful place. 54.79% of the adults in Westfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Westfield in 2010 was $36,855, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,420 for a family of four. However, Westfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Westfield include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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