Westford, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 21,951.
Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 
Males: 10,901  (49.7%)
Females: 11,050  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01886.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $159,241 (it was $98,272 in 2000)
Westford:

$159,241
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $60,913 (it was $37,979 in 2000)

Westford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $578,280 (it was $276,200 in 2000)
Westford:

$578,280
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $591,306; detached houses: $624,642; townhouses or other attached units: $582,852; in 2-unit structures: $505,697; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $595,078; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,031; mobile homes: $95,409
March 2019 cost of living index in Westford: 144.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Westford, MA (2010)
    • 18,42583.9%White alone
    • 2,76112.6%Asian alone
    • 3331.5%Hispanic
    • 3141.4%Two or more races
    • 740.3%Black alone
    • 310.1%Other race alone
    • 120.05%American Indian alone

Races in Westford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Westford, Massachusetts as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westford is 21,951 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Westford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.0)
2
(8.9)
4
(18.1)
2
(8.9)
3
(12.9)
4
(16.9)
2
(8.3)
4
(16.6)
1
(4.1)
3
(12.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.5)
4
(17.7)
3
(13.6)
1
(4.5)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(18.3)
27
(121.4)
16
(70.9)
12
(54.3)
8
(35.7)
10
(43.1)
8
(33.8)
14
(58.0)
16
(66.4)
6
(24.4)
9
(36.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(51.4)
12
(55.6)
11
(50.9)
29
(132.3)
47
(211.3)
42
(186.0)
37
(167.5)
32
(143.0)
26
(112.1)
29
(122.6)
24
(99.5)
16
(66.4)
14
(56.8)
10
(40.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
137
(639.7)
134
(620.7)
82
(379.2)
95
(433.5)
144
(647.5)
121
(535.8)
144
(652.0)
121
(540.7)
93
(400.9)
72
(304.4)
93
(385.6)
69
(286.3)
57
(231.3)
54
(219.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(9.3)
2
(9.3)
2
(9.2)
9
(41.1)
5
(22.5)
4
(17.7)
7
(31.7)
7
(31.3)
2
(8.6)
4
(16.9)
8
(33.2)
3
(12.4)
5
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
3
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)32.337.820.934.975.380.269.849.844.842.444.544.925.428.6

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City-data.com crime index in Westford, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 50 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Westford, MA City Guides:

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

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1729

Elevation: 406 feet

Land area: 30.6 square miles.

Population density: 717 people per square mile   (low).

Westford, Massachusetts map

1,312 residents are foreign born (3.0% Asia, 1.7% Europe).

This town:

6.3%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Westford town:

1.4% ($3,768)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lowell, MA (7.1 miles , pop. 105,167).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (25.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (174.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Chelmsford, MA (1.9 miles ),
Littleton Common, MA (2.1 miles ),
Littleton, MA (2.1 miles ),
Tyngsborough, MA (2.4 miles ),
Carlisle, MA (2.5 miles ),
Dunstable, MA (2.5 miles ),
Groton, MA (2.6 miles ),
Lowell, MA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 71.44 W

Area codes: 978, 508

Distribution of median household income in Westford, MA in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 105 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2007: 99 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2008: 50 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $224,700
  • 2010: 80 buildings, average cost: $213,900
  • 2011: 81 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2012: 103 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2013: 108 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2014: 25 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $264,500
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $268,400
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $272,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Westford, MA residents
Average permit cost in Westford, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Westford, MA
Historical housing units in Westford, MA
Most common industries in Westford, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (11.6%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (14.7%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.4%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Westford, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (9.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Engineers (5.4%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (12.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Engineers (8.9%)
  • Top executives (6.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Computer specialists (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)

Average climate in Westford, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westford, Massachusetts average temperatures Westford, Massachusetts average precipitation Westford, Massachusetts humidity Westford, Massachusetts wind speed Westford, Massachusetts snowfall Westford, Massachusetts sunshine Westford, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.9. This is about average.

City:

62.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.61
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.825. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.825
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.39. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.39
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Westford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Westford town 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westford-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from Westford center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 248.1 miles away from Westford center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.0 miles away from Westford center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westford topographic map

Main business address for: MATRIXONE INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), NETSCOUT SYSTEMS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), SONUS NETWORKS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN).

Hospitals and medical centers in Westford:

  • WESTFORD HOUSE (3 PARK DRIVE)
  • WESTFORD NURSING HOME (39 MAIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Westford:

  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME AIDES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; N CHELMSFORD, MA)
  • PALM MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHELMSFORD, MA)
  • PALM SKILLED NRSING CR AND CTR FOR REHAB EXCELLENCE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHELMSFORD, MA)
  • D'YOUVILLE TRANSITIONAL CARE, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LOWELL, MA)
  • NORTHWOOD CONV HME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LOWELL, MA)
  • RADIUS NORTHWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LOWELL, MA)
  • D'YOUVILLE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LOWELL, MA)

Heliports located in Westford:

Amtrak station near Westford:

  • 17 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westford:

  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 8 miles; Lowell, MA; Full-time enrollment: 12,341)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 10 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Merrimack College (about 17 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Bentley University (about 18 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 18 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)
  • Brandeis University (about 19 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Framingham State University (about 21 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)

Public high schools in Westford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Westford:

See full list of schools located in Westford

Library in Westford:

  • J. V. FLETCHER LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,452,946; Location: 50 MAIN ST.; 119,383 books; 9,022 audio materials; 8,641 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 338 print serial subscriptions; 17 electronic 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).

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westford: Drew Farms (A), Hill Orchard (B), Camp Wakitatina (C), Camp Nashoba (D), Nabnasset Lake Country Club (E), Camp Cielo Celeste (F), Camp Weetamo (G), Westford Fire Department Station 4 (H), Westford Fire Department Station 3 (I), Westford Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (J), J V Fletcher Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Westford include: MATRIXONE INC (A), NETSCOUT SYSTEMS INC (B), SONUS NETWORKS INC (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westford include: Westford United Methodist Church (A), Westford Bible Church (B), Saint Marks Church (C), Saint Catherines Church (D), First Parish Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillsde Cemetery (1), Wright Cemetery (2), Westlawn Cemetery (3), Russian Cemetery (4), Saint Catherines Cemetery (5), Fairview Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Burges Pond (A), Grass Pond (B), Keyes Pond (C), Long Sought-for Pond (D), Stony Brook Reservoir (E), Nabnasset Pond (F), Forge Pond (G), Flushing Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spaulding Brook (A), Beaver Brook (B), Blue Brook (C), Boutwell Brook (D), Coldspring Brook (E), Gilson Brook (F), Keyes Brook (G), Reed Brook (H), Snake Meadow Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Westford include: Westford Town Common (1), American Legion Field (2), V F W FIeld (3), Walsh Field (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Nabnasset Lake Country Club Inc (51 Oak Hill Road) (1), Fletcher H E Social & Athletic Club (11 Brookside Road) (2), Residence Inn Boston Westford (7 Lan Drive) (3), Regency Club & Health Spa (219 Littleton Road) (4), Regency Club at the Westford Regency Inn (219 Littleton Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Pat Bradley (golfer) - Professional golfer, Willard Hall - Politician, Aaron Stanford - Actor, Noella Leduc - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Joel Abbot - Naval officer, Michael Woodford, Jr. - Ice hockey player.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

WESTFORD WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 16,500, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
VINE BROOK ESTATES (Address: 54 VINEBROOK ROAD , Population served: 275, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-16-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-04-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-30-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 70 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

82.2%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.7%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.7%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.7%
Whole state:

4.4%
11 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
96 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Banks with branches in Westford (2011 data):

  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Westford Branch at 160 Littleton Road, branch established on 1977/08/22. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • Enterprise Bank and Trust Company: Westford Branch at 237 Littleton Road, branch established on 1999/11/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,488.4 mil, Deposits: $1,333.6 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Enterprise Bancorp, Inc.
  • Northern Bank & Trust Company: Westford Branch at 45 Main Street, branch established on 1987/07/01. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $734.7 mil, Deposits: $586.1 mil, headquarters in Woburn, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank: Westford Branch at 499 Groton Road, branch established on 1988/02/01. Info updated 2011/09/19: Bank assets: $738.4 mil, Deposits: $601.2 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Lowell Five Bancorp Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Westford Branch at 190 Littleton Road, branch established on 1972/11/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Westford Branch at 160 Littleton Road Rt110, branch established on 1986/11/17. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Eastern Bank: Westford Branch at 203 Littleton Road, branch established on 1974/09/09. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Westford:

Marital status in Westford, MA
  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 72.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

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 (commute): 30.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westford, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Here:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Here:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Westford, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Marriott1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS1Payless1
Curves1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts4Starbucks1
FedEx7T-Mobile1
GNC1True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS3
Honda1Walgreens1
Jones New York1

Strongest AM radio stations in Westford:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Westford:

  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WJUL (91.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LOWELL)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, 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)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • 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)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • 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)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Westford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 32.7mTotal length
  • $34,258,000Total costs
  • 452,035Total average daily traffic
  • 69,217Total average daily truck traffic
  • 815,914Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Westford, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 4Before 1900
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Westford, MA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 51. The highest number of fire incidents - 80 took place in 2008, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Westford, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (37.8%), and Structure Fires (35.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Westford, MA
    • 32937.8%Outside Fires
    • 30835.4%Structure Fires
    • 12914.8%Other
    • 10512.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westford, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Westford, Massachusetts:

  • Residence Inn By Marriott Boston/Westford, 7 Lan Dr, Westford, Massachusetts 01886 , Phone: (800) 331-3131, Fax: (978) 392-9299
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 9 Nixon Rd, Westford, Massachusetts 01886 , Phone: (978) 392-1555, Fax: (978) 392-1566
  • Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Rd, Westford, Massachusetts 01886 , Phone: (978) 692-8200, Fax: (978) 692-7403
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Westford, Massachusetts
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westford, MA
  • 66.9%Utility gas
  • 27.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westford, MA
  • 52.7%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.0%Electricity
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Westford compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Westford on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: top executives (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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