Westfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 46,410 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Westfield is the 22nd largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Westfield was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Westfield economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Westfield, where the median household income is $99,855.00.
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 city, with fully 90.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westfield is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westfield who work in sales jobs (15.01%), management occupations (14.51%), and business and financial occupations (10.97%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Westfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.77% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Westfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Westfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Westfield is a pretty powerful place. 54.38% 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 2018 was $43,991, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,964 for a family of four.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Westfield include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Westfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.