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.
In Westford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Westford is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Westford area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Westford is a pretty powerful place. 67.57% 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 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.