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Overview

Introduction to Westfield, New Jersey

Westfield, New Jersey, in Union county, is 5 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 10 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Westfield contains a population of approximately 29,644.

Westfield History

Westfield was first settled during the late 17th century and was a part of the Elizabeth Township. On January 27, 1794, the township of Westfield was formed and was incorporated on February 21, 1798. On March 19, 1857, it became a part of Union County. On March 4, 1903, Westfield was incorporated as a town.

Westfield and nearby Attractions

  • Miller-Cory House Museum
  • Branch Brook Park
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • Crane Phillips Living Museum
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Roselle Park Museum

Things To Do In Westfield

The town of Westfield has various parks where one can enjoy a day trip with family and friends. The town also offers movie theaters, live musical shows, shopping centers and restaurants. Each year, the town of Westfield organizes the FestiFall and the Spring Fling festivals, along with several other events.

Westfield Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.

Westfield Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are provided by the Union County College.

People

Total Population 30,552
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 14,366
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 65.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $176,382
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 16.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,600
Median House Value $671,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.9%
Irish 21.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Union, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 07090
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07091
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.658
Longitude -74.347

Westfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CRANFORD
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station PLAINFIELD
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station CANOE BROOK
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clark 15,144 $109,635
Cranford 23,328 $135,500
Fanwood 7,479 $127,390
Garwood 4,306 $91,042
Mountainside 6,832 $151,681

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westfield Public Libraries

Library
Westfield Memorial Library
550 EAST BROAD STREET
Westfield, New Jersey
(908) 789-4090
Library Web Site

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Westfield High Schools

WESTFIELD SENIOR HIGH
550 DORIAN RD
908-789-4500
Serves 1,626 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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