Westford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 24,817 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westford is the 85th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Westford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Westford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.38% 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 management occupations (14.13%), computer science and math (12.61%), and teaching (9.90%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Westford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.58% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Westford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Westford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Westford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Westford, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.48 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Westford is a pretty powerful place. 67.39% of the adults in Westford have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Westford in 2018 was $56,057, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,228 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
In addition, Westford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.40%).
The most common language spoken in Westford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.