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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,486
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+20,655
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,690
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,369
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,532

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,106
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$913
Median House Value$222,200

Ancestry

Irish22.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
Polish13.8%
Italian13.2%
French Except Basque11.7%
English10.7%
German8.4%
Canadian5.8%
Ukrainian3.1%
Scottish2.8%
Russian1.7%
Portuguese1.2%
Romanian1.1%
Dutch1%
Swedish0.9%
Lithuanian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Czech0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Arab0.4%
African0.4%
US/American0.4%
Danishn0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Australian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
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Westfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes1085
P.O. Box Zip Codes1086
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.13
Approximate Longitude-72.79

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)

StationKNIGHTVILLE DAM
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 33 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp34 to 61 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationCHESTER 2
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp7 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 64 F
Annual Precip61.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Granville1,706$83,611
Montgomery835$91,042
Russell486$72,500
Southampton6,081$103,616
Southwick9,650$92,059

Westfield Public Libraries

Westfield Athenaeum
6 ELM ST.
Westfield, Massachusetts
(413) 568-7833

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Westfield Hospitals

Noble Hospital
(Non-profit)
115 West Silver Street
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Westfield Public Schools

Juniper Park
715 Western Ave
(413) 572-6505
Primary
Total Enrollment 189
Southampton Road
330 Southampton Rd
(413) 572-6435
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center
35 White St
(413) 572-6422
Primary
Total Enrollment 168
Paper Mill
148 Paper Mill Rd
(413) 572-6519
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Westfield High
177 Montgomery Rd
(413) 572-6466
High
Total Enrollment 1514
North Middle School
350 Southampton Rd
(413) 572-6441
Middle
Total Enrollment 741
South Middle School
30 West Silver St
(413) 568-1900
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Abner Gibbs
50 West Silver St
(413) 572-6418
Primary
Total Enrollment 197
Franklin Ave
22 Franklin Ave
(413) 572-6424
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Highland
34 Western Ave
(413) 572-6428
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Westfield Vocational Technical High
33 Smith Ave
(413) 572-6533
High
Total Enrollment 482
Munger Hill
33 Mallard Ln
(413) 572-6520
Primary
Total Enrollment 364

Westfield Private Schools

St Mary High School
27 Bartlett St
Secondary
Total Enrollment 128
St Mary Elementary School
35 Bartlett St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 211
Westfield Christian Academy
866 North Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 107
White Oak School
533 North Rd
Secondary
Total Enrollment 84
The Growing Tree Learning Center
451 Russell Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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