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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 Population 33,744
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 7.2%
Employed Population 16+ 17,325
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 64.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.9%
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 Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.2%
Median Gross Rent $975
Median House Value $220,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 16.7%

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

Westfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hamilton
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46074
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.042
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)

Station TIPTON 5 SW
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station WHITESTOWN
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station INDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carmel 85,367 $125,524
Cicero 4,894 $64,558
Fishers 83,177 $110,668
Noblesville 58,013 $84,712
Sheridan 2,841 $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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