Westfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 43,649 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westfield is the 30th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Westfield was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Westfield economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Westfield, where the median household income is $98,376.00.
Westfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Westfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Westfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westfield is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westfield who work in management occupations (15.61%), sales jobs (15.37%), and office and administrative support (9.79%).
Also of interest is that Westfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.87% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Westfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Westfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Westfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Westfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Westfield. 58.55% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Westfield in 2018 was $42,592, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,368 for a family of four. However, Westfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Westfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Westfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westfield include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Westfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.