Westford, MA
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Westford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 24,232 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westford is the 85th largest community in Massachusetts.

Westford home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Westford real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Westford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westford who work in computer science and math (14.13%), management occupations (13.67%), and teaching (9.20%).

Also of interest is that Westford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Westford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Westford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Westford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Westford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Westford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Westford, the average commute to work is 30.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Westford use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Westford‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Westford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Westford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.57% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Westford in 2010 was $50,363, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,452 for a family of four.

Westford is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Westford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westford include English, Italian, French Canadian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Westford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.