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Westfield
City
City of Westfield
Downtown Westfield (2005).
Downtown Westfield (2005).
Official seal of Westfield
Seal
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hamilton
Founded 1834
Area
 • 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 (2015)
 • Total 36,854
 • Estimate (2015) 36,854
 • Density 1,373.1/sq mi (530.1/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
GNIS feature ID 0445833
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.

History

Westfield was founded on May 6, 1834, by North Carolina Quakers—Asa Bales, Ambrose Osborne and Simon Moon. 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.

On January 1, 2008, Westfield was incorporated as a city, and Andy Cook was sworn in as Mayor. 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.

Westfield recently annexed the community of Jolietville into its borders.

The Union High Academy Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

In 2012, the city opened Grand Park Sports Complex which hosted the 2016 Big Ten Conference Men's Soccer Tournament.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,738
1870 608
1880 350 −42.4%
1890 815 132.9%
1900 670 −17.8%
1910 700 4.5%
1920 574 −18.0%
1930 688 19.9%
1940 709 3.1%
1950 849 19.7%
1960 1,217 43.3%
1970 1,837 50.9%
1980 2,783 51.5%
1990 3,304 18.7%
2000 9,293 181.3%
2010 30,068 223.6%
Est. 2015 36,738 22.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

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.

2010 census

As of the census 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 July 2016 and an indoor basketball/volleyball facility is scheduled to 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°1′56″N 86°7′44″W / 40.03222°N 86.12889°W / 40.03222; -86.12889 (40.032266, -86.129015).

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.

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