Westwood, MA
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Living in Westwood

Westwood is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,213 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Westwood is the 125th largest community in Massachusetts.

Westwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Westwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Westwood is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westwood is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwood who work in management occupations (15.71%), business and financial occupations (11.00%), and healthcare (10.11%).

Also of interest is that Westwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Westwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.73% 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.

Westwood 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, Westwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Westwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.74 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.

Despite being a small town, Westwood has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Westwood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Westwood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.11% 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 Westwood in 2018 was $68,998, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $275,992 for a family of four.

Westwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Westwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westwood include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Greek.

The most common language spoken in Westwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Arabic.

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