West Springfield Town, MA

28,600 Population
16.7 square miles 1,708.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
1,708.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.5%
was 48.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.4%
was 16.6%
 
Percent Under 18
21.5%
was 22.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.7%
was 15.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 5.6
Ranked 20th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
10.9%
was 12.3%
 
Median Household Income
$54,585
was $54,126
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.5
43.1
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
12,174
was 12,228
 
Median Rent
$858
was $801
 
Total Building Permits
14
was 30
 
Occupied Housing Units
11,495
was 11,703
 
Homeownership Rate
61.0%
was 59.1%
 
Single Family Building Permits
14
was 20
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
728.4
was 731.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.1%
was 9.9%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 10
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.4
 
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
98.8%
was 97.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 98.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.5%
was 87.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
29.6%
was 26.7%
 

 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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