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Population (year 2000): 29,644. Estimated population in July 2005: 29,918 (+0.9% change)
Males: 14,209 (47.9%), Females: 15,435 (52.1%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $98,390 (year 2000)
Median house value: $346,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Westfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.9%)
  • Black (3.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (22.9%), Italian (20.1%), German (17.1%), English (11.2%), Polish (8.5%), Russian (4.8%).New Jersey

Elevation: 126 feet

Land area: 6.7 square miles

Westfield,

For population 25 years and over in Westfield

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westfield town

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

9.1% Foreign born (4.3% Europe, 3.0% Asia, 1.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +791 (+2.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Union, (6.0 miles pop. 54,405).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (12.4 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (29.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (1.4 miles Garwood, Plains, NJ Scotch (2.3 miles NJ (2.3 miles Mountainside, NJ (2.7 miles Cranford, NJ (2.9 miles Fanwood, NJ Clark, (3.1 miles NJ (3.9 miles Springfield, NJ Kenilworth, (4.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 27 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $234,700
  • 2005: 92 buildings, average cost: $252,600

Latitude: 40.65 N, Longitude: 74.34 W

Area code: 908


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (17.9%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (15.0%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,693 (-15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,593 (18.0%)


 

Crime in Westfield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 2 0 1 1 1
    per 100,000 6.7 6.7 0.0 3.4 3.4 3.4
Robberies 4 3 3 1 7 0
    per 100,000 13.5 10.1 10.1 3.4 23.6 0.0
Assaults 1 7 2 2 4 3
    per 100,000 3.4 23.6 6.7 6.7 13.5 10.1
Burglaries 57 73 64 60 43 43
    per 100,000 192.3 246.3 215.9 202.4 145.1 145.1
Thefts 314 281 276 263 271 295
    per 100,000 1059.2 947.9 931.0 887.2 914.2 995.1
Auto thefts 12 13 11 7 13 8
    per 100,000 40.5 43.9 37.1 23.6 43.9 27.0
66.5 72.5 59.7 55.3 61.4 55.5

Average climate in Westfield, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westfield,

Westfield-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Westfield city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 29.4 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Steve Cheek - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Apr 18, 1977).


Hospitals/medical centers near Westfield:
  • CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSP (about 3 miles; MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ)
  • TRINITAS HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; ELIZABETH, NJ)
  • MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MED CTR (about 4 miles; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westfield:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 13 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 24 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 25 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westfield:
  • LINDEN (about 8 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 10 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 15 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)

Amtrak stations near Westfield:
  • 6 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 13 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westfield:
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 3 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,856)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
  • DREW UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 14 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,878)
  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 14 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,893)
Public high school in Westfield:
  • WESTFIELD SENIOR HIGH (Students: 1,626; Location: 550 DORIAN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Westfield:
  • ROOSEVELT INTERMEDIATE (Students: 737; Location: 301 CLARK ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • THOMAS EDISON INTER. (Students: 710; Location: 800 RAHWAY AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FRANKLIN (Students: 586; Location: 700 PROSPECT ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILSON (Students: 531; Location: 301 LINDEN AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JEFFERSON (Students: 503; Location: 1200 BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TAMAQUES (Students: 479; Location: 641 WILLOW GROVE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WASHINGTON (Students: 334; Location: 900 ST MARKS; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MCKINLEY (Students: 311; Location: 500 FIRST ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WESTLAKE SCH-WESTFIELD (Students: 126; Location: 1571 LAMBERTS MILL ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • BEADLESTON HIGH SCH (Students: 61; Location: 1571 LAMBERTS MILL ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Westfield:
  • HOLY TRINITY INTERPAROCHIAL (Students: 341; Location: 336 FIRST STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAULS DAY SCHOOL (Students: 211; Location: 414 E BROAD ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • REDEEMER LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 142; Location: 229 COWPERTHWAITE PLACE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CHRISTOPHER ACADEMY (Students: 109; Location: 510 HILLCREST AVENUE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • WESTFIELD DAY CARE CTR (Students: 22; Location: 140 MOUNTAIN AVE; Grades: KG - KG)
  • WESTFIELD Y CHILDREN'S CTR (Students: 12; Location: 170 ELM STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Westfield:
  • WESTFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,354,669; Location: 550 EAST BROAD STREET; 142,339 books; 5,671 audio materials; 1,818 video materials; 249 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Westfield: Westfield Station (A), Echo Lake Golf Course (B).

Churches in Westfield include: First United Methodist Church (A), Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (B), Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (C), Bethel Baptist Church (D), Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church (E), Redeemer Lutheran Church (F), Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (G), First Baptist Church of Westfield (H).

Cemeteries: Revolutionary Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2).

Lake: Echo Lake (A).

Parks in Westfield include: Brightwood Park (1), Tamaques Reservation (2), Clark Memorial Park (3), Mindowaskin Park (4).


Westfield compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Westfield:
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Westfield:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WFMU (91.1 FM; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
TV broadcast stations around Westfield:
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

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