Westfield, MA

41,480 Population
46.3 square miles 894.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
 
Population Density
894.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.2%
was 43.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
9.6%
was 8.8%
 
Percent Under 18
19.9%
was 20.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.7%
was 13.5%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 5.8
Ranked 18th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
9.5%
was 9.6%
 
Median Household Income
$61,053
was $59,581
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.5
42.4
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
16,069
was 15,918
 
Median Rent
$866
was $832
 
Total Building Permits
29
was 25
 
Occupied Housing Units
14,909
was 15,028
 
Homeownership Rate
68.1%
was 67.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
25
was 18
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
347.4
was 344.1
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.6%
was 15.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
4
was 7
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
 
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
98.9%
was 99.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.3%
was 89.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
32.7%
was 29.6%
 

 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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