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Overview

Introduction to Westfield, Indiana

Located in Hamilton county, Westfield, Indiana, is 19 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Westfield History

Westfield was founded by Ambrose Osborne, Simon Barker, Asa Bales, and Simon Moon on May 6, 1834. It was originally established as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Westfield was incorporated as a city on January 1, 2008. It is located in Hamilton county, which was created in 1823, and named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Westfield and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Center Museum
  • Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park
  • Indiana Transportation Museum
  • White River State Park
  • President Benjamin Harrison Home
  • Fort Harrison State Park

Things To Do In Westfield

Westfield is close to the Indiana Transportation Museum and Conner Prairie. The Fort Harrison State Park and White River State Park have many recreational activities. The Quaker Park, Raymond Worth Park, Hadley Park, Simon Moon Park, Freedom Trail Park, and Asa Bales Park are some of the local parks. Museums in the area include the Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana State Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum.

Westfield Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Indianapolis International Airport.

Westfield Higher Education

Butler University, Ivy Tech State College - Central Indiana, and University of Indianapolis are in the area.

People

Total Population33,744
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens7.2%
Employed Population 16+17,325
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married64.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.9%
Median Earnings25+$52,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,777
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,086

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,118
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone19.2%
Median Gross Rent$975
Median House Value$220,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.5%
US/American0%
English9.8%
Irish16.7%

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

Westfield Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City19 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana
CountyHamilton
Metro AreaIndianapolis
Standard Zip Codes46074
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude40.042
Longitude-86.127

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)

StationTIPTON 5 SW
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationWHITESTOWN
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationINDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carmel85,367$125,524
Cicero4,894$64,558
Fishers83,177$110,668
Noblesville58,013$84,712
Sheridan2,841$46,914

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

Westfield Public Libraries

Library
Westfield Pl
333 W HOOVER ST
Westfield, Indiana
(317) 896-9391
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Westfield High Schools

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
18250 N UNION ST
317-867-6800
Serves 1,167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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