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Welcome to Westfield ...

The city of Westfield is located in Hampden County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westfield has a population of 41,204 people<2> (see below for details).

Westfield was settled in 1660.

The community of Westfield is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Westfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Westfield is located in the (413) area code.

The ZIP codes for Westfield: 01085-01086<4>

Websites for Westfield ...

Official Website: www.ci.westfield.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westfield had an population of 41,204 people. This is an increase of 0.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westfield had a population of 41,094 people (or 8.87% of the total population of Hampden County). This makes Westfield the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Westfield represents 0.63% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 41,094 people, the population of Westfield increased 2.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 40,072 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Westfield.

Adding Westfield to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Westfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Westfield elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Westfield on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Westfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Westfield - they are located in Alabama (2), California (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Westfield.

Communities near Westfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Westfield.

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Westfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
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    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Westfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
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  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Westfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
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    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Westfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windsor [Hartford County]
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      • Windsor [Hartford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agawam
    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Simsbury [Hartford County]
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      • Simsbury [Hartford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simsbury
    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Westfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Westfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Westfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Westfield. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Westfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westfield ...

Looking for more information about Westfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Westfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Westfield.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Massachusetts

About Hampden County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westfield: www.ci.westfield.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampden, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Westfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Westfield includes: 01085 & 01086.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1243, Longitude: -72.7481    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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