Westfield, MA
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Westfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 41,690 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westfield who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), sales jobs (11.22%), and management occupations (9.02%).

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.

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.

The education level of Westfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.22% of adults in Westfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Westfield in 2010 was $27,664, 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 $110,656 for a family of four. However, Westfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Italian, French , Polish, and English.

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