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 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 30.90 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 Indic languages.