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 (14.61%), sales jobs (11.04%), and management occupations (9.90%).

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.

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.

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: 32.72% of adults in Westfield have a college degree.

The per capita income in Westfield in 2010 was $28,322, 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 $113,288 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 Italian, Polish, French , and English.

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