Westfield, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
30,839
0.359% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
1.22% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
1.97%
2.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$203,235
9.67% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$890,000
9.82% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Westfield, NJ had a population of 30.8k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $203,235. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Westfield, NJ declined from 30,950 to 30,839, a −0.359% decrease and its median household income grew from $185,319 to $203,235, a 9.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Westfield, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.32%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.51%).

None of the households in Westfield, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Westfield, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Westfield, NJ was $890,000, and the homeownership rate was 79.8%.

Most people in Westfield, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Westfield, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Westfield, NJ is home to a population of 30.8k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.5% of Westfield, NJ residents were born outside of the country (3.55k people).

In 2022, there were 9.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.8k people) in Westfield, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.49k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Westfield, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Westfield, NJ was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Westfield, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.8k ± 951
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.49k ± 381
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 425
8.37%
Hispanic Population
2.58k people

In 2022, there were 9.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.8k people) in Westfield, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.49k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.37% of the people in Westfield, NJ are hispanic (2.58k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Westfield, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.55k people
11.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.54k people

As of 2022, 11.5% of Westfield, NJ residents (3.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Westfield, NJ was 11.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    374 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    222 ± 117
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    56 ± 61

Westfield, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Westfield, NJ employs 15k people. The largest industries in Westfield, NJ are Finance & Insurance (2,543 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,106 people), and Educational Services (1,476 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($232,188), and Information ($167,870).

Occupations

15k
2022 Value
± 967
2.38%
1 Year growth
± 9.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Westfield, NJ grew at a rate of 2.38%, from 14.6k employees to 15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westfield, NJ, are Management Occupations (3,127 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,814 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,692 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westfield, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15k
2022 Value
± 967
2.38%
1 Year growth
± 9.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Westfield, NJ grew at a rate of 2.38%, from 14.6k employees to 15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westfield, NJ, are Finance & Insurance (2,543 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,106 people), and Educational Services (1,476 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westfield, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Westfield, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$143,120
Median earning men ± $12,052
$80,817
Median earning women ± $11,847

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Information ($171,563), and Manufacturing ($158,287).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($147,981), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,706), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($113,304).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westfield, NJ was $890,000 in 2022, which is 3.16 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $810,400 to $890,000, a 9.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Westfield, NJ is 79.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Westfield, NJ have an average commute time of 35.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Westfield, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Westfield, NJ is $203,235. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Westfield, NJ was Census Tract 365 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 368 and Census Tract 364, with respective values of $250,001 and $228,542.

Property

$890,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$29,427
$8,318
Median Property Taxes
±$482

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westfield, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Westfield, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.8%
Homeownership
2022
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.8% of the housing units in Westfield, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 365
  2. Census Tract 368
  3. Census Tract 364

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westfield, NJ was Census Tract 365 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 368 and Census Tract 364, with respective values of $250,001 and $228,542.

The following map shows all of the places in Westfield, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$203,235
Median Household Income
± $19,758
10.4k
Number of Households
± 745

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Westfield, NJ grew to $203,235 from the previous year's value of $185,319.

The following chart displays the households in Westfield, NJ 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westfield, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (53.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (29.3%)
  3. Public Transit (13.4%)

In 2022, 53.1% of workers in Westfield, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (29.3%) and those who used public transit to get to work (13.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

35.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westfield, NJ have a longer commute time (35.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.59% of the workforce in Westfield, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

1.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westfield, NJ (604 out of 30.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Health

97.4% of the population of Westfield, NJ has health coverage, with 73.1% on employee plans, 3.49% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 9.32% on non-group plans, and 0.424% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Union County, NJ see 1480 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.749% increase from the previous year (1469 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1133 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 460 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,480 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Union County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Union County, NJ see an average of 1,480 patients per year. This represents a 0.749% increase from the previous year (1,469 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Union County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.4% under 18 years, 12.6% between 18 and 34 years, 42.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.65%
Uninsured
73.1%
Employer Coverage
3.49%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
9.32%
Non-Group
0.424%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westfield, NJ grew by 4.48% from 2.53% to 2.65%.

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