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Population (year 2000): 20,754. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,461 (+3.4% change)
Males: 10,324 (49.7%), Females: 10,430 (50.3%)

Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $98,272 (year 2000)
Median house value: $278,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Westford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.8%)
  • Chinese (2.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (28.0%), English (17.1%), Italian (13.6%), German (9.9%), French (7.4%), French Canadian (6.4%).

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Elevation: 406 feet

Westford,

For population 25 years and over in Westford

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westford town

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 72.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

6.3% Foreign born (3.0% Asia, 1.7% Europe).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Lowell, (9.5 miles pop. 105,167).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (29.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (214.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Common, MA (3.7 miles Littleton MA (5.1 miles Chelmsford, MA (5.9 miles Littleton, MA (6.5 miles Acton, MA (7.0 miles Carlisle, MA (7.3 miles Dunstable, Concord, MA (9.0 miles West MA (9.4 miles Groton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 172 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 1997: 175 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 1998: 193 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 1999: 161 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2000: 93 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2001: 89 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2003: 119 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2004: 69 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2005: 60 buildings, average cost: $144,700

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 71.44 W

Area codes: 978, 508

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.2%), Educational,health and social services (18.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (18.4%).


 

Crime in Westford by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 0 2 3 0 0
    per 100,000 4.8 0.0 9.6 14.5 0.0 0.0
Assaults 4 4 2 3 1 0
    per 100,000 19.3 19.3 9.6 14.5 4.8 0.0
Burglaries 43 22 19 5 6 19
    per 100,000 207.2 106.0 91.5 24.1 28.9 91.5
Thefts 110 118 110 95 78 104
    per 100,000 530.0 568.6 530.0 457.7 375.8 501.1
Auto thefts 7 2 4 3 4 5
    per 100,000 33.7 9.6 19.3 14.5 19.3 24.1
43.7 34.8 34.0 28.4 19.6 28.4


Average climate in Westford, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westford,

Westford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Westford city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Westford:
  • DR HARRY SOLOMON MHC (about 9 miles; LOWELL, MA)
  • LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; LOWELL, MA)
  • EMERSON HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; W CONCORD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westford:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 14 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 25 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 35 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westford:
  • MINUTE MAN AIR FIELD (about 11 miles; STOW, MA; ID: 6B6)
  • BOIRE FIELD (about 14 miles; NASHUA, NH; ID: ASH)
  • SHIRLEY (about 16 miles; SHIRLEY, MA; ID: 9B4)

College/University in Westford:
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS (Location: 23 COLONIAL DR; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westford:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 9 miles; LOWELL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,373)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 18 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; FT enrollment: 2,938)
Public high schools in Westford:
  • WESTFORD ACADEMY (Students: 1,353; Location: 30 PATTEN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NASHOBA VALLEY TECH H S (Students: 495; Location: 100 LITTLETON ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Westford:
  • STONY BROOK SCHOOL (Students: 623; Location: 9 FARMER WAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BLANCHARD MIDDLE (Students: 595; Location: WEST STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ABBOT ELEM (Students: 440; Location: DEPOT STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • JOHN A. CRISAFULLI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 13 ROBINSON ROAD; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • RITA E. MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 1 MITCHELL WAY; Grades: KG - 02)
  • NABNASSET (Students: 402; Location: PLAIN RD; Grades: PK - 02)
  • COL JOHN ROBINSON (Students: 395; Location: ROBINSON/CONCORD RDS; Grades: PK - 02)
  • DAY ELEMENTARY (Students: 383; Location: 75 EAST PRESCOTT STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • MILLENNIUM ELEMENTARY (Students: 70; Location: 23 DEPOT STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle school in Westford:
  • NEXT GENERATION CHILDRENS CTR (Students: 11; Location: 9 POWER ROAD; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Westford:
  • J. V. FLETCHER LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,018,077; Location: 50 MAIN ST.; 93,175 books; 6,580 audio materials; 5,927 video materials; 352 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • I grew up and still have family in Westford. Westford Academy is incorrectly listed as primary/middle school with grades 2-12. It is, in fact, a public high school with grades 9-12. Also, Blanchard Middle School\'s grades are incorrectly listed -- it has grades 6-8 (not 6-10).

Westford compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Westford:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSMN (1590 AM; 5 kW; NASHUA, NH; Owner: 1590 BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westford:
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WJUL (91.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LOWELL)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Westford:
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

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