Westfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 40,834 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Westfield is the 39th 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westfield who work in office and administrative support (10.70%), management occupations (9.40%), and teaching (8.97%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Westfield, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Westfield provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
The education level of Westfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.23% of adults in Westfield have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Westfield in 2018 was $34,726, 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 $138,904 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. Westfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westfield include Irish, Polish, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Westfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.