Westfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 41,204 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Westfield is the 33rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Westfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westfield is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westfield who work in office and administrative support (10.71%), management occupations (9.32%), and sales jobs (7.91%).
Westfield is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Westfield enrolled in college, Westfield has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
In terms of college education, Westfield is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.20% of adults in Westfield have a college degree.
The per capita income in Westfield in 2018 was $32,932, 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 $131,728 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. Important ancestries of people in Westfield include Irish, Polish, Italian, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Westfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.