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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,438
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+14,489
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married65.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.1%
Median Earnings25+$82,788
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,605

Wealth

Median Family Income$178,381
% Above Poverty Level97.8%
% Below Poverty Level2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation19.5%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,532
Median House Value$689,400

Ancestry

Irish20.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
Italian19.7%
German11.4%
English7.3%
Polish7%
Russian4.4%
Scottish2.3%
Dutch1.8%
Portuguese1.8%
Ukrainian1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Hungarian1.2%
Lithuanian1%
Greek0.9%
Arab0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Austrian0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Basque0.1%
African0.1%
Canadian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Westfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7090
P.O. Box Zip Codes7091
Phone Area Codes908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.65
Approximate Longitude-74.34

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)

StationCRANFORD
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationPLAINFIELD
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clark15,279$112,321
Cranford23,531$137,620
Fanwood7,530$144,559
Garwood4,315$87,614
Mountainside6,835$147,319
Scotch Plains24,068$131,739

Westfield Public Libraries

Westfield Memorial Library
550 E. BROAD STREET
Westfield, New Jersey
(908) 789-4090

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Westfield Public Schools

Crossroads School
45 Cardinal Drive
ZIP: 7090
(908) 232-6655
Primary
Total Enrollment 49
Franklin Elementary School
700 Prospect St
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4590
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Hillcrest Academy-south
1571 Lamberts Mill Road
ZIP: 7090
(908) 654-8558
High
Total Enrollment 84
Jefferson Elementary School
1200 Boulevard
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4490
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Lamberts Mill Academy
1571 Lamberts Mill Road
ZIP: 7090
(908) 233-7581
High
Total Enrollment 40
Lincoln Early Childhood Center
728 Westfield Avenue
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4455
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Mckinley Elementary School
500 First St
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4555
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Roosevelt Intermediate School
301 Clark St
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4560
Middle
Total Enrollment 731
Tamaques Elementary School
641 Willow Grove Rd
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4580
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Thomas Edison Intermediate School
800 Rahway Ave
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4470
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Washington Elementary School
900 St Marks Avenue
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Westfield Senior High School
550 Dorian Rd
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4500
High
Total Enrollment 1854
Westlake
1571 Lamberts Mill Road
ZIP: 7090
(908) 232-4181
Other
Total Enrollment 80
Wilson Elementary School
301 Linden Ave
ZIP: 7090
(908) 789-4605
Primary
Total Enrollment 385

Westfield Private Schools

Christopher Academy
510 Hillcrest Ave
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Here We Grow Child Development Center
422 Central Ave
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Holy Trinity Interparochial School
336 1st St
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 272
Kinderprep
812 South Ave W
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Precious People Early Learning Center
132 South Ave E
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Presbyterian Nursery School & Kindergarten
140 Mountain Ave
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Redeemer Lutheran School
229 Cowperthwaite Pl
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
St Pauls Day School
414 E Broad St
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Temple Emanu-el Early Childhood Education Program
756 E Broad St
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Westfield Area Y Childrens Center
170 Elm Street & 422 E Broad Street -2 Classes
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Westfield Daycare Center
140 Mountain Ave
ZIP: 7090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
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