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Westfield is a city in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.

The latitude of Westfield is 42.133N. The longitude is -72.75W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,560.


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Median household income
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$45,240
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westfield demographic reports
Westfield is on the Westfield River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 149. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Westfield Fair - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Westfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hampton Ponds State Park
Historic sites and museums: Edwin Smith Historical Museum, Jasper Rand Art Museum
Colleges and universities: Westfield State College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 78

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Westfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hampden County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01085 ZIP code.

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7% 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 $20,600, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Westfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Westfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $515.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,172.


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Libraries in Westfield include Westfield Athenaeum ... View libraries

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Westfield restaurants taking online reservations include School Street Bistro ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Westfield workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 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 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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