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Welcome to Westfield ...

The town of Westfield is located in Union County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westfield has a population of 29,527 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Westfield.

Westfield is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Westfield: (908)

Websites for Westfield ...

Official Website:   www.westfieldnj.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.westfieldchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westfield had an population of 29,527 people. This is a decrease of 2.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westfield had a population of 30,316 people (or 5.65% of the total population of Union County). This makes Westfield the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Westfield represents 0.34% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,316 people, the population of Westfield increased 2.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 29,644 people).

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

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, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, 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.

  • New York [New York County]
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    • New York [New York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Westfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
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  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Westfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
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  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Westfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
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  • Elizabeth [Union County]
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    • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Westfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
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      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
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    • Passaic [Passaic County]
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      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
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    • Union City [Hudson County]
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      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
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    • Bayonne [Hudson County]
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      • Bayonne [Hudson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Westfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
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    • East Orange [Essex County]
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      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
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    • New Brunswick [Middlesex County]
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      • New Brunswick [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,182 people
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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. 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.

Adding Westfield to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Westfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Westfield on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Union County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westfield: www.westfieldnj.net/

The official website for Union County: www.unioncountynj.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Union, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6603, Longitude: -74.3487    






















 

 

 

 

 


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