Westhampton is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 1,634 people and just one neighborhood, Westhampton is the 299th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Westhampton 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Westhampton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westhampton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westhampton who work in office and administrative support (14.61%), management occupations (13.33%) and healthcare (7.57%).
A relatively large number of people in Westhampton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.06% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Westhampton 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, Westhampton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.