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Westfield is a town in Union County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of Westfield is 40.658N. The longitude is -74.347W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,951.


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Median household income
Local
$98,390
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westfield demographic reports
British troops occupied and looted the town in 1777.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000s TV series, "Ed"
Well-known residents have included:
· Langston Hughes, poet
· Charles Addams, cartoonist
· Andrew McCarthy, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Spring Fling - April 29, 2007
  • FestiFall - Sept. 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Westfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Echo Lake Park, Lenape Park, Unami Park
Historic sites and museums: Miller Cory House Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 84

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Westfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07066 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Westfield residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westfield was $47,187, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

63% of Westfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Westfield include Stoneleigh Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Westfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $981.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,278.


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Libraries in Westfield include Westfield Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Westfield include Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

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Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westfield political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Westfield workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Westfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Westfield include Best Western.

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