Westfield, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Westfield, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Westfield had a population of 31,489 as of July 1, 2016. Westfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westfield is located at latitude 40.6516 and longitude -74.3434 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Westfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Town of Westfield (GNIS ID: 885436) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Westfield, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 31,489
Population in Households 31,269
Population in Familes 28,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density1 4,687
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,872
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 8,417
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,557 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,315 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $703,735
Average Home Value $727,881
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $135,277
Average Household Income $195,095
Per Capita Income $67,621
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.8%
Households 0.46% 0.71%
Families 0.42% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westfield, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westfield to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 95th
Population Density1 # 116 79th
Diversity Index2 # 310 43rd
Median Household Income # 38 93rd
Per Capita Income # 40 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.