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Population in 2012: 30,639 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 

Males: 14,963  (48.8%)
Females: 15,676  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 07090.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $124,360 (it was $98,390 in 2000)
Westfield:

$124,360
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $60,829

Westfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $605,472 (it was $338,300 in 2000)
Westfield:

$605,472
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $728,147; Detached houses: $747,805; Townhouses or other attached units: $585,938; In 2-unit structures: $443,933; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $327,162; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $359,411; Mobile homes: $660,538

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,475.

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  • White alone - 25,777 (85.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,702 (5.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1,696 (5.6%)
  • Black alone - 794 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 264 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 51 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westfield: 120.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (17.4%), Italian (15.1%), German (12.2%), Polish (6.0%), United States (5.9%), English (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 126 feet

Land area: 6.73 square miles.

Population density: 4,551 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Westfield:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westfield town:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

3,538 residents are foreign born (4.9% Europe, 2.9% Asia).

This town:  11.7%
New Jersey:  21.2%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Westfield, New Jersey as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Westfield to the number of sex offenders is 15,320 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $10,001 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $10,001 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NJ (5.0 miles , pop. 54,405).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (10.2 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (22.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Garwood borough, NJ (1.0 miles ), Scotch Plains, NJ (1.3 miles ), Cranford, NJ (1.5 miles ), Mountainside borough, NJ (1.5 miles ), Fanwood borough, NJ (1.5 miles ), Clark, NJ (1.6 miles ), Kenilworth borough, NJ (1.8 miles ), Springfield, NJ (1.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 81 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $329,200
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $320,200
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $295,500
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $263,900
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $315,400
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $314,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.65 N, Longitude: 74.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,189 (-3.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,622 (19.5%)

Area code: 908

Westfield household income distribution Westfield home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Westfield by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000000000000
per 100,000 3.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2011112201201
per 100,000 6.60.03.33.33.33.36.76.70.03.46.70.03.3
Robberies 3317056226632
per 100,000 9.910.03.323.20.016.620.06.76.820.420.19.96.5
Assaults 722431171544973
per 100,000 23.16.76.613.29.936.523.450.313.613.630.123.09.8
Burglaries 73646043435366404858434650
per 100,000 241.4214.1198.3142.4142.6175.9220.4134.2163.2197.1144.0151.2163.2
Thefts 281276263271295266259300229211185279243
per 100,000 929.3923.4869.0897.5978.1882.9865.01006.3778.4717.1619.4917.3793.2
Auto thefts 131171389121297995
per 100,000 43.036.823.143.126.529.940.140.330.623.830.129.616.3
Arson 1103023102010
per 100,000 3.33.30.09.90.06.610.03.40.06.80.03.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 82.063.159.165.659.569.273.874.953.059.658.260.954.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Westfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 65 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
New Jersey average:

3.38

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Westfield, New Jersey accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
New Jersey:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Lawyers (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Westfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Westfield town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 24.1 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from Westfield center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 19.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from Westfield center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Heavy Rains: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Christian J. Lambertsen - Diving engineering pioneer, Andrew McCarthy - Actor, Charles Addams - Cartoonist, Roger Welch - Artist, Virginia Apgar - Physician who developed the Apgar score, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - Vegan, Eric Hewitt - Electronic sport player, Geoff Edwards - Game show host, Harry Lonsdale - Businessman, Sara Driver - Film director.


Hospitals/medical centers in Westfield:

  • CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSP (Hospital, NEW PROVIDENCE RD)
  • WESTFIELD CENTER (Nursing Home, 1515 LAMBERTS MILL ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Westfield:

  • CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL MOUNTAINSIDE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ)
  • LONG ISLAND CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FLUSHING, NY)
  • CLARK NURSING AND REHAB CNTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CLARK, NJ)

Political contributions by individuals in Westfield, NJ

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.
  • 9 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 12 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.westfield-nj.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westfield:

  • Union County College (about 2 miles; Cranford, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,338)
  • Kean University (about 7 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,081)
  • Seton Hall University (about 8 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,575)
  • Drew University (about 9 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,115)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 10 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,671)
  • Middlesex County College (about 11 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,684)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 11 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,275)

Public high school in Westfield:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Westfield:

Private elementary/middle schools in Westfield:

  • HOLY TRINITY INTERPAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 336 1ST ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAULS DAY SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 414 E BROAD ST; Grades: PK - TK)
  • PRESBYTERIAN NURSERY SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN (Students: 230; Location: 140 MOUNTAIN AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TEMPLE EMANU-EL ERLY CHLDHD EDUCATION PROGRAM (Students: 146; Location: 756 E BROAD ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WESTFIELD YMCA CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 126; Location: 170 ELM ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • REDEEMER LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 229 COWPERTHWAITE PL; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CHRISTOPHER ACADEMY MONTESSORI (Students: 60; Location: 510 HILLCREST AVE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • PRECIOUS PEOPLE EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 44; Location: 132 SOUTH AVE E; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDERPREP (Students: 42; Location: 812 SOUTH AVE W; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Westfield, map of school districts: WESTFIELD TOWN

Library in Westfield:

  • WESTFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,630,836; Location: 550 E. BROAD STREET; 151,109 books; 6,309 e-books; 5,633 audio materials; 5,527 video materials; 24 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 12 other licensed databases; 198 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Westfield: Westfield Station (A), Echo Lake Golf Course (B), Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad (C), Union County Fire Science Training Academy (D), Westfield Fire Department Station 2 (E), Westfield Rescue Squad (F), Westfield Fire Department Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Revolutionary Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Echo Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Westfield include: Brightwood Park (1), Mindowaskin Park (2), Clark Memorial Park (3), Tamaques Reservation (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Miller-Cory House Museum (614 Mountain Av), Children's Museum Of Central New Jersey (West Field Area), Bowcraft Amusement Park (Arcades & Amusements; U S Hwy No 22).

Hotel: Empress Travel (107 Quimby Street).

 
Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5 NO2 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average.
City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.362. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.362
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.73. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.73
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.4. This is worse than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

34.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 10.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.40. This is better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.40
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.7
U.S.:

9.4
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.1072

Drinking water stations with addresses in Westfield and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE DELAWARE BOYS CAMP INC (Serves NY, Population served: 112, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.6%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 4.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.6%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Westfield, NJ

People in group quarters in Westfield in 2010:

  • 204 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Westfield in 2000:

  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 78 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Westfield compared to New Jersey state average:

Westfield, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.


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Banks with most branches in Westfield (2011 data):

  • Two River Community Bank: South Avenue Branch at 520 South Avenue, branch established on 1998/10/05; Elm Street Branch at 44 Elm Street, branch established on 2001/04/24. Info updated 2009/01/22: Bank assets: $674.5 mil, Deposits: $555.1 mil, headquarters in Middletown, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Community Partners Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Westfield Plaza at 443 North Avenue, West, branch established on 1979/06/16; Elm at 150 Elm Street, branch established on 1996/07/08. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Citibank, National Association: Westfield Branch at 240-42 North Ave, branch established on 2006/08/15; Summit Branch at 360 Springfield Avenue, branch established on 2009/12/14. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Westfield Branch at 560 North Avenue East, branch established on 2004/12/11. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Hudson City Savings Bank: Westfield Branch at 119 Central Avenue, branch established on 1974/11/23. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $45,373.6 mil, Deposits: $25,645.6 mil, headquarters in Paramus, NJ, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Westfield Branch at 302 East Broad Street, branch established on 1986/04/07. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Haven Savings Bank: Westfield Branch at 128 Elm Street, branch established on 1997/05/31. Info updated 2006/10/20: Bank assets: $702.7 mil, Deposits: $537.1 mil, headquarters in Hoboken, NJ, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Haven Bancorp, Mhc
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Westfield Branch at 1 Lincoln Plaza, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Northfield Bank: Westfield Branch at 405 South Avenue West, branch established on 2007/10/11. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $2,367.5 mil, Deposits: $1,506.5 mil, headquarters in Staten Island, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Westfield travel time to work - commute


Westfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Westfield town (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.47%
Here65.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents73.6%8.8%3.5%2.9%2.0%
Congregations17.6%6.1%11.5%9.2%6.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.5%1.3%1.1%1.0%4.4%
Congregations6.5%5.0%6.1%1.1%30.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 155
Union County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Union County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Union County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 385
Here:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

21.1%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.4%
State:

18.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$37,731$56,5974$6,912
Other Government Administration 5$29,278$70,2671$1,882
Judicial and Legal 5$18,308$43,9395$15,270
Police Protection - Officers 59$353,556$71,9100$0
Police - Other 15$56,751$45,4013$4,895
Firefighters 40$260,278$78,0830$0
Fire - Other 2$4,703$28,2180$0
Streets and Highways 43$193,612$54,0310$0
Welfare 1$6,762$81,1440$0
Health 8$43,171$64,7570$0
Parks and Recreation 7$27,172$46,5810$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 14$69,843$59,8651$1,532
Natural Resources 7$36,949$63,3410$0
Local Libraries 13$53,891$49,74650$7,145
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$5,945
Totals for Government 227$1,192,005$63,01368$43,581


6.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
New Jersey average:

6.12%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,193 average AGI)
Union County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Essex County, NJ  1.58% ($43,782 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.79% ($45,395)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.64% ($64,325)


7.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($58,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
New Jersey average:

6.89%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($727 average AGI)
Union County:

0.06%
New Jersey average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, NJ  1.18% ($47,329 average AGI)
to Essex County, NJ  0.93% ($39,626)
to Somerset County, NJ  0.63% ($72,811)

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.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westfield:

  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, 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.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; 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)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Westfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $261,000
Total average daily traffic: 76,319
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,630
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 91,622



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED42$449,286264$481,2581,216$400,01029$325,7241$325,00015$317,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$357,00025$391,60078$369,9234$90,5000$05$321,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$548,50027$525,667218$451,83524$157,8750$07$319,714
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$405,00026$459,308166$380,9764$287,5000$09$262,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$262,5009$494,22255$431,5095$142,0000$02$227,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0364.00 , 0365.00, 0366.00, 0367.00, 0368.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$397,27814$461,714
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$475,2503$459,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$393,0002$450,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$375,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0364.00 , 0365.00, 0366.00, 0367.00, 0368.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6


Most common first names in Westfield, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28076.0 years
Mary25782.8 years
William20176.4 years
Helen16481.0 years
George15478.1 years
Robert15071.5 years
Joseph13975.9 years
Charles13676.6 years
Elizabeth13182.1 years
Margaret12980.3 years
Most common last names in Westfield, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6080.2 years
Johnson4077.3 years
Brown3973.2 years
Miller3080.5 years
Williams3077.7 years
Taylor3084.3 years
Jones2376.6 years
Robinson2173.9 years
Peterson2179.3 years
Anderson2181.3 years
Businesses in Westfield, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Harmon Face Values1
AT&T1JoS. A. Bank1
Aerosoles1Jones New York2
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Banana Republic1New Balance3
Best Western1Nike2
CVS1Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Coldwater Creek1SAS Shoes1
Curves1Starbucks1
DHL1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Trader Joe's1
Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx7UPS7
GameStop1Verizon Wireless1
Gap2Victoria's Secret1
Goodwill3Walgreens1
H&R Block1YMCA3
Browse common businesses in Westfield, NJ

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