Westfield, MA

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Population

41,667

0.436% growth

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$62,212

1.2% decline

Poverty Rate

8.46%


Number of Employees

21,137

0.0378% decline

Median Property Value

$220,500

0.765% decline

About

In 2017, Westfield, MA had a population of 41.7k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $62,212. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Westfield, MA grew from 41,486 to 41,667, a 0.436% increase and its median household income declined from $62,969 to $62,212, a -1.2% decrease.

The population of Westfield, MA is 86.4% White Alone, 8.33% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.22% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Westfield, MA speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Westfield, MA are Westfield State University (1,660 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Westfield, MA is $220,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Westfield, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Westfield, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Westfield, MA employs 21.1k people. The largest industries in Westfield, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,482 people), Retail Trade (2,952 people), and Manufacturing (2,810 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,364), Public Administration ($62,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,596).

Median household income in Westfield, MA is $62,212. Males in Westfield, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Westfield, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,212

2017 value

± $3,495

-1.2%

1 Year Growth

± 8.29%

Households in Westfield, MA have a median annual income of $62,212, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,969 in 2016, which represents a -1.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westfield, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8129.02

  2. Census Tract 8126

  3. Census Tract 8128

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westfield, MA was Census Tract 8129.02 with a value of $81,304, followed by Census Tract 8126 and Census Tract 8128, with respective values of $75,236 and $68,375.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.46% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westfield, MA (3.23k out of 38.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,761 ± 425

  2. Hispanic

    860 ± 289

  3. Other

    191 ± 154

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westfield, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.1k

2017 Value

± 1,090

-0.0378%

1 Year decline

± 7.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westfield, MA declined at a rate of -0.0378%, from 21.1k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westfield, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,864 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,175 people), and Production Occupations (1,962 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westfield, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Westfield, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,864 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,175 people), and Production Occupations (1,962 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westfield, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.91 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.6 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Westfield, MA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($84,514), Legal Occupations ($78,571), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,092).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.1k

2017 Value

± 1,090

-0.0378%

1 Year decline

± 7.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westfield, MA declined at a rate of -0.0378%, from 21.1k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westfield, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,482 people), Retail Trade (2,952 people), and Manufacturing (2,810 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westfield, MA, though some of these residents may live in Westfield, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Westfield, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,482 people), Retail Trade (2,952 people), and Manufacturing (2,810 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westfield, MA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.31 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.22 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Westfield, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,364), Public Administration ($62,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,596).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $31.5B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.2B) and Electronics ($24.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$240B

2015 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.2B

  2. $13.2B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.9% of the population of Westfield, MA has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Westfield, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Westfield, MA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.1%

Uninsured

55.9%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westfield, MA declined by 32.3% from 3.11% to 2.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Westfield, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Westfield, MA is home to a population of 41.7k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.05% of Westfield, MA residents were born outside of the country (3.77k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Westfield, MA is composed of 36k White Alone residents (86.4%), 3.47k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.33%), 925 Asian Alone residents (2.22%), 645 Black or African American Alone residents (1.55%), 496 Two or More Races residents (1.19%), 64 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.154%), 38 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0912%), and 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0696%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Westfield, MA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Westfield, MA was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Westfield, MA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Westfield, MA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.77k people

9.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.91k people

As of 2017, 9.05% of Westfield, MA residents (3.77k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Westfield, MA was 9.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Westfield, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Westfield, MA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36k ± 754

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.47k ± 568

  3. Asian Alone

    925 ± 417

In 2017, there were 10.4 times more White Alone residents (36k people) in Westfield, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.47k Hispanic or Latino and 925 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Westfield, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Westfield, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Westfield, MA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Westfield, MA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,059 ± 202

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    667 ± 231

  3. Korea

    273 ± 127

Westfield, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Westfield, MA awarded 1,660 degrees. The student population of Westfield, MA is skewed towards women, with 2,835 male students and 3,500 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Westfield, MA are White (1,324 and 80%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (151 and 9.12%), Two or More Races (60 and 3.63%), and Black or African American (57 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Westfield, MA by number of degrees awarded are Westfield State University (1,660 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Westfield, MA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (214 and 12.9%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (201 and 12.1%), and General Business (193 and 11.6%).

The median tuition costs in Westfield, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $970 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 214 degrees awarded

  2. 193 degrees awarded

  3. 189 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Westfield, MA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 214 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Westfield, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,660 degrees awarded

$970

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Westfield, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Westfield State University with 1,660 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

674

Degrees Awarded to Men

986

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 674 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Westfield, MA, which is 0.684 times less than the 986 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,324 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    151 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    60 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Westfield, MA were to White students. These 1,324 degrees mean that there were 8.77 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 151 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westfield, MA was $220,500 in 2017, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $222,200 to $220,500, a 0.765% decrease. The homeownership rate in Westfield, MA is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Westfield, MA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Westfield, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,212

Median Household Income

± $3,495

15.3k

Number of Households

± 834

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.3k households in Westfield, MA declined from $62,212 from the previous year's value of $62,969.

The following chart displays the households in Westfield, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$220,500

2017 Median

± $6,186

$222,200

2016 Median

± $4,920

In 2017, the median property value in Westfield, MA declined from to $220,500 from the previous year's value of $222,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Westfield, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westfield, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Westfield, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westfield, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

68.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Westfield, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Westfield, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Westfield, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Westfield, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westfield, MA have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Westfield, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.6%

  2. Carpooled

    4.89%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Westfield, MA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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