Introduction to Westfield, Massachusetts

Westfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 7 miles W of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 88 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Springfield metropolitan area. Westfield has a population of approximately 40,072.

Westfield History

This region was originally known as Woronoco and was inhabited by the Native American tribe known as Pocomtuc. Modern settlers started moving into this area around the 1660s. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1669. It was reincorporated as a city in 1920.

Westfield and nearby Attractions

  • East Mountain
  • Stanley Park of Westfield
  • Amelia Park Arena
  • The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
  • Hampton Ponds State Park

Things To Do In Westfield

Westfield has been blessed with abundant natural beauty. There are streams and rivers, vast stretches of scenic rolling hills, and farmlands. These are well suited for a wide variety of activities. The 180-acre Stanley Park has facilities for children’s play areas, picnics, and sports like tennis. Moreover the town also has three public golf courses and a public swimming pool.

Westfield Transportation

Flights are available from the Bradley International Airport.

Westfield Higher Education

Westfield State College is the local college. For people who may want more options, there are online colleges that serve the Westfield area. These schools may offer degree programs in English, communication, public health, and education, which may interest people who want to learn how to become an elementary teacher.


Total Population 41,371
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 19,785
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.2%
Median Earnings25+ $42,312
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,416
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,991


Median Family Income $77,482
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $848
Median House Value $221,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16%
US/American 0.3%
English 9.1%
Irish 23.1%

Westfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01085
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01086
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.125
Longitude -72.75

Westfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Granville 1,518 $80,096
Montgomery 950 $91,786
Russell 544 $90,417
Southampton 5,958 $79,915
Southwick 9,599 $91,316

Westfield Public Libraries

Westfield Athenaeum
Westfield, Massachusetts
(413) 568-7833

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Westfield Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(413) 568-2811
Emergency Service: Yes

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Westfield High Schools

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Serves 1,634 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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Serves 530 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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