Westport is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,742 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Westport is the 126th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Westport 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Westport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westport is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westport who work in office and administrative support (12.29%), sales jobs (10.82%) and management occupations (9.72%).
Also of interest is that Westport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Westport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Westport 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, Westport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Westport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Westport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, Westport is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.28% of adults in Westport have a college degree.
The per capita income in Westport in 2010 was $35,776, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,104 for a family of four.
The people who call Westport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westport residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westport include Portuguese, French, English, Irish, French Canadian and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Westport is English. Some people also speak Portuguese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,046|
|WESTPORT HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||83.32%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||16.69%|
|TYPE OF WESTPORT HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||82.62%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.88%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.48%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||4.02%|
|SIZE OF WESTPORT HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.13%|
|AGE OF WESTPORT HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||16.28%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||36.23%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||28.67%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||18.83%|
|WESTPORT REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$374,551|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,178|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||3.49%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||1.25%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||6.76%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||24.45%|
|$321,001 - $427,000||25.44%|
|$427,001 - $534,000||15.33%|
|$534,001 - $801,000||15.49%|
|$801,001 - $1,069,000||3.91%|
|PEOPLE OF WESTPORT||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.01%|
|5 TO 17||15.08%|
|18 TO 24||6.73%|
|25 TO 34||8.49%|
|35 TO 54||28.61%|
|55 TO 64||15.08%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||21.99%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||85.72%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$80,840|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$35,776|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.35%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (18.09%)
Public Service (5.13%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.45%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.24%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.03%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.08%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.15%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Portuguese (40.55%)
French Canadian (7.50%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (84.23%)
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