West Springfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,517 people and six constituent neighborhoods, West Springfield is the 62nd largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Springfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Springfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Springfield who work in office and administrative support (11.75%), sales jobs (11.10%), and management occupations (7.05%).
Also of interest is that West Springfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The overall education level of West Springfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.91% of adults in West Springfield have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Springfield in 2018 was $31,135, 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 $124,540 for a family of four. However, West Springfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Springfield is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Springfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Springfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Springfield include Irish, Italian, French, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of West Springfield's cultural character, accounting for 15.51% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in West Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.