Westfield, MA

41,486 Population
46.3 square miles 896.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
 
Population Density
896.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
44.7%
was 45.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
9.4%
was 9.6%
 
Percent Under 18
19.4%
was 19.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.4%
was 14.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 5.8
Ranked 18th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
9.6%
was 9.5%
 
Median Household Income
$62,969
was $61,053
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41
41.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 2.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
191.7
was 248.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,397
was 1,593.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
16,153
was 16,069
 
Median Rent
$913
was $866
 
Total Building Permits
29
was 25
 
Occupied Housing Units
15,112
was 14,909
 
Homeownership Rate
68.1%
was 68.1%
 
Single Family Building Permits
25
was 18
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
349.2
was 347.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
17.8%
was 19.6%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
4
was 7
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.9
was 1.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.7
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.0%
was 98.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.1%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.2%
was 91.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
32.4%
was 32.7%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
66.6%
was 63.8%
Ranked 126th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
6.2%
was 8.4%
Ranked 89th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$123,357,976
$116,350,031
Ranked 39th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$102,910,241
$101,048,883
Ranked 46th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,982
was $2,823
Ranked 123rd Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,487
was $2,452
Ranked 143rd Highest in MA

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