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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Westfield is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 41,667. Westfield is in Hampden County. Living in Westfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westfield there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Westfield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Westfield are above average.
About Westfield...
Population
41,667

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$946
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Westfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    167.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,035.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Westfield

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,212
National
$55,322
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I am a resident of Westfield, MA for almost nine years. Westfield is a very safe place to live in. I have never been robbed or threatened and don't know anyone who has been either. Westfield has many stores and plazas that provide an interesting shopping experience. Various parks and recreation centers offer families the opportunity to get together and have fun. Clean and friendly neighborhoods make Westfield the place for you. Come and see Westfield for yourself!
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Westfield is a small city with a large city feel to it. It is rich in culture and diversity yet still maintains a family friendly atmosphere. It has many hidden gems including theaters, restaurants and parks. I would recommend anyone to come and explore and see what you discover!
Westfield is a medium-sized rural town nested in Pioneer Valley. Downtown offers lots of restaurants, shops, and the nearby Westfield State University. Westfield's location makes other nearby towns easily accessible -- we border seven other cities!