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Westfield, Indiana

Westfield
City
City of Westfield
Official seal of Westfield
Seal
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hamilton
Founded 1834
Government
 • Mayor Andy Cook (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 27.08 sq mi (70.14 km2)
 • Land 26.84 sq mi (69.52 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 30,068
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 32,070
 • Density 1,120.3/sq mi (432.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46074, 46032 (part), 46033 (part), 46062 (part)
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-82700[4]
GNIS feature ID 0445833[5]
Website westfield.in.gov

Westfield is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. In the year 2010 United States Census, the population was 30,068. Westfield is in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
  • Grand Park 3
  • Geography 4
  • Notable people 5
  • Schools 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Westfield was founded on May 6, 1834, by North Carolina Quakers—Asa Bales, Ambrose Osborne and Simon Moon.[6] It is believed that the town was planned as a stop on the Underground Railroad with many families of the Religious Society of Friends and the Wesleyan Methodist Church supporting the cause. When the laws against aiding escaped slaves were made harsher, part of the Westfield Quaker Friends Meeting House split into the Anti-Slavery Friends meeting.

Westfield was incorporated as a town in 1848.[7]

On January 1, 2008, Westfield was incorporated as a city, and Andy Cook was sworn in as Mayor.[8] With recent annexations in southern Washington Township and rapid population growth in areas already occupied by the pre-existing town, the City government estimates Westfield's population to be at roughly 30,000 residents. Because of the growing size of the city, officials are planning a major revitalization of city's downtown. New additions to downtown Westfield are expected to include a new library and city hall.[9]

Westfield recently annexed the community of Jolietville into its borders.[10]

Demographics

As of 2000 the median income for a household was $52,963; and for a family, $65,208. Males had a median income of $45,388; females, $26,864. The per capita income was $22,160. About 2.3% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under 18 years and 3.7% 65 years or over. The American Community Survey estimated the median household income in Westfield from 2007-2011 at $86,054 and the median family income at $96,374.[13]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 30,068 people, 10,490 households, and 8,146 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,120.3 inhabitants per square mile (432.6/km2). There were 11,209 housing units at an average density of 417.6 per square mile (161.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.9% White, 2.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.8% of the population.

There were 10,490 households of which 47.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.3% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the town was 33.7 years. 31.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 6.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Grand Park

Grand Park is a 400-acre sports campus featuring 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse. An indoor soccer facility will open in 2015 and an indoor basketball/volleyball facility will open in 2016. Grand Park also features an abundance of green space and more than 10 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.

The park has experienced more than 830,000 visits as of October 2014 exceeding its first year projections.

Geography

Westfield is located at (40.032266, -86.129015).[14]

According to the 2010 census, Westfield has a total area of 27.081 square miles (70.14 km2), of which 26.84 square miles (69.52 km2) (or 99.11%) is land and 0.241 square miles (0.62 km2) (or 0.89%) is water.[1]

Notable people

Schools

  • Westfield Middle School (Grades 7-8)
  • Westfield Intermediate School (Grades 5-6)
  • Carey Ridge Elementary School (Grades K-4)
  • Maple Glen Elementary School (Grades K-4)
  • Monon Trail Elementary School (Grades K-4)
  • Montessori School of Westfield (Private)
  • Oak Trace Elementary School (Grades K-4)
  • Shamrock Springs Elementary School (Grades K-4)
  • Washington Woods Elementary School (Grades K-4)
  • St Maria Goretti School (Grades PreK-8)
  • Union Bible College and Academy
Westfield water tower. This tower was torn down and replaced with another, newer tower outside of downtown.
Westfield downtown.
Marlow's Cafe was a staple of historic downtown Westfield for many years. It closed in 2014. This photo was personally taken and is owned by Mike Woods at m.s.Woods Real Estate, LLC (copyright holder) and can only be used on other websites if the caption and/or the photo contains a hyperlink to http://www.mswoods.com without a no-follow tag associated with the link. Please remove all copies of this image or provide the do-follow link. Thank you.

References

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ Haines, John F. (1915). History of Hamilton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries And Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Co. pp. 235–237. 
  7. ^ Shirts, Augustus Finch (1901). A History of the Formation, Settlement and Development of Hamilton County, Indiana: From the Year 1818 to the Close of the Civil War. p. 207. 
  8. ^ http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080105/LOCAL/801050308/1114/LOCAL0103
  9. ^ http://www.edencollaborative.com/PP21_Westfield.pdf
  10. ^ 2012 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Westfield city, IN, United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder Selected Economic Characteristics".  
  14. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  

External links

  • Westfield Portal maintained by School System
  • City of Westfield, Indiana website
  • Westfield Washington Schools official Website
  • Westfield-Washington Historical Society Website
  • Westfield Washington Public Library Website
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