Most Expensive Westfield Neighborhoods
Westfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 30,890 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Westfield is the 56th largest community in New Jersey.
Westfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Westfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Westfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westfield is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westfield who work in management occupations (18.79%), sales jobs (13.76%) and business and financial occupations (11.06%).
Also of interest is that Westfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Westfield 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.
Because of many things, Westfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Westfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Westfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Westfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.86 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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Westfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Westfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Westfield is a pretty powerful place. 66.36% of the adults in Westfield 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 Westfield in 2010 was $64,374, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,496 for a family of four.
Westfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Westfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westfield include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, English and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Westfield is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||10,327|
|WESTFIELD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||79.10%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||20.90%|
|TYPE OF WESTFIELD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||79.28%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.47%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||9.37%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.47%|
|SIZE OF WESTFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||13.44%|
|AGE OF WESTFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.75%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||12.07%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||47.08%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||34.09%|
|WESTFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$680,433|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,750|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||1.14%|
|$52,001 - $104,000||1.07%|
|$104,001 - $207,000||1.53%|
|$207,001 - $311,000||1.41%|
|$311,001 - $414,000||8.39%|
|$414,001 - $518,000||12.05%|
|$518,001 - $777,000||39.67%|
|$777,001 - $1,036,000||20.26%|
|PEOPLE OF WESTFIELD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.55%|
|5 TO 17||21.95%|
|18 TO 24||5.69%|
|25 TO 34||7.84%|
|35 TO 54||32.29%|
|55 TO 64||12.66%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.02%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.46%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$138,165|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$64,374|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.17%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (15.00%)
Information Technology (3.83%)
Real estate (3.74%)
Public Service (3.18%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||3.63%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.08%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.32%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.47%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.04%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (22.35%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (85.24%)
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