Westford, MA
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Westford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 24,310 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 91.34% 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 (14.83%), computer science and math (12.61%), and teaching (9.82%).

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.

In addition, Westford is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Westford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.81 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Westford. 69.10% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Westford in 2010 was $51,526, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $206,104 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, French Canadian, and German.

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