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Overview

Introduction to Westford, Massachusetts

Westford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 6 miles SW of Lowell, Massachusetts and 24 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Lowell metropolitan statistical area.

Westford History

Westford was originally a part of Chelmsford, which is now a neighboring town. It was established in 1635 and was incorporated as a separate town in 1729. Its major industries from the late 18th to early 19th centuries revolved around the production of apples, granite and worsted yarn. However, it eventually became a hub for technology firms.

Westford and nearby Attractions

  • Parish Center for the Arts
  • Roudenbush Community Center
  • Westford Museum and Historical Society
  • J.V. Fletcher Library
  • The Butterfly Place
  • Nashoba Valley Ski Resort

Things To Do In Westford

Westford has several interesting places. The arts and community centers regularly hold concerts and exhibitions. Kimball Farm is an excellent miniature golf course which also hosts events featuring live music and classic car shows. The Westford Museum provides interesting insights into the area’s history.

Westford Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport is a half an hour drive away.

Westford Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,850
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+12,133
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married65.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.6%
Median Earnings25+$75,208
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,440
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,432

Wealth

Median Family Income$148,775
% Above Poverty Level97.5%
% Below Poverty Level2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone15%
Median Gross Rent$1,727
Median House Value$468,500

Ancestry

Irish27.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.4%
English12.7%
Italian12.2%
Canadian8%
German6.4%
French Except Basque5.9%
Polish3.4%
Scottish3.2%
Swedish2.3%
Lithuanian1.5%
Portuguese1.4%
Russian1.3%
Greek1.2%
Welsh0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Arab0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Westford Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Lowell, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City24 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1886
Phone Area Codes508,978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.579
Longitude-71.438

Westford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOWELL
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationREADING
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Westford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Forge Village (1886)

Nabnasset (1886)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acton23,209$158,390
Carlisle5,125$195,563
Chelmsford34,906$124,519
Littleton9,538$133,625
Lowell109,871$55,999
Tyngsborough12,133$119,504

Westford Public Libraries

J. V. Fletcher Library
50 MAIN ST.
Westford, Massachusetts
(978) 692-5555

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Westford Public Schools

Day Elementary
75 East Prescott St
(978) 692-5591
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Abbot Elementary
25 Depot St
(978) 692-5580
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Blanchard Middle
14 West St
(978) 692-5582
Middle
Total Enrollment 578
Nabnasset
99 Plain Rd
(978) 692-5583
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Westford Academy
30 Patten Rd
(978) 692-5570
High
Total Enrollment 1679
Millennium Elementary
23 Depot St
(978) 692-5565
Primary
Total Enrollment 97
John A. Crisafulli Elementary School
13 Robinson Rd
(978) 392-4483
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Rita E. Miller Elementary School
1 Mitchell Way
(978) 392-4476
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Col John Robinson
60 Concord Rd
(978) 692-5586
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Stony Brook School
9 Farmer Way
(978) 692-2708
Middle
Total Enrollment 653
Nashoba Valley Technical High School
100 Littleton Rd
(978) 692-4711
High
Total Enrollment 686

Westford Private Schools

Next Generation Childrens Center
9 Power Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Kindercare Learning Center - Westford
26 Carlisle Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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