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Westfield
  • Suburb of Springfield, MA

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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Westfield is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 41,449. 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.

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About Westfield...
Population
41,449

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$969
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    139.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    36.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    16.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    125.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    780.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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