West Springfield Town, MA

28,575 Population
16.7 square miles 1,709.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
1,709.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.7%
was 45.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
15.5%
was 14.4%
 
Percent Under 18
22.0%
was 21.5%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.3%
was 14.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 5.6
Ranked 20th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
13.2%
was 10.9%
 
Median Household Income
$50,649
was $54,585
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.9
43.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
12,284
was 12,174
 
Median Rent
$840
was $858
 
Total Building Permits
14
was 30
 
Occupied Housing Units
11,630
was 11,495
 
Homeownership Rate
60%
was 61.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
14
was 20
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
734.0
was 728.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.3%
was 13.1%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 10
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.2
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.5
was 1.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.3%
was 98.8%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.6%
was 88.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.9%
was 29.6%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
70.8%
was 68.4%
Ranked 121st Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
7.2%
was 7.1%
Ranked 72nd Highest in MA
Revenue
$87,454,139
was $88,143,943
Ranked 59th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$77,533,360
was $74,372,885
Ranked 65th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,063
was $3,093
Ranked 118th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,715
was $2,610
Ranked 128th Highest in MA

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