18. Westfield, IN

City of Westfield Westfield, IN

Top 50 rank: 18

Population: 31,857

Westfield is a great town that’s in the midst of getting even better. The biggest current project is the $45 million Grand Park, a massive 400-acre sports campus with dozens of athletic fields and two indoor facilities, which is expected to bring new jobs and spark tourism.

The town is also currently adding 80 miles to area bike trails and kicking off the Grand Junction Park and Plaza project, a mixed-use development intended to bring new life to Westfield’s minimal downtown. –H.L.

Westfield, IN

Town stats

Median family income (per year) $93,688
Job growth % (2010-2012) 5.36%
Median home price (2012) $176,250
Reading test scores (% above/below average) 16.4%
Math test scores (% above/below average) 16.4%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 16


Median family income (per year) $93,688
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted) $101,735
Sales tax 7.00%
State income tax rate (highest bracket) 3.40%I
State income tax rate (lowest bracket) 3.40%I
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state) $1,446
Job growth % (2010-2012) 5.36%


Median home price (2012) $176,250
Average property taxes(2011) $2,616


Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles) 15
Reading test scores (% above/below state average) 16.4%
Test scores math (% above/below average) 16.4%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits) 92.2/7.8

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good) 73.2%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 16
Median commute time (in minutes) 22.0
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer 14.3%
% population walk or bike to work 1.8%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles) 15
Restaurants (within 15 miles) 1,391
Bars (within 15 miles) 133
Public golf courses (within 30 miles) 135
Libraries (within 15 miles) 19
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles) 7
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 0.4


Annual rainfall (inches) 40.95
% clear days in the area 51%
High temp in July ° F 86.4°
Low temp in Jan ° F 17.6°

Meet the neighbors

Median age 33.5
Completed at least some college (% of residents) 77.0%
Married % 64.1%
Divorced % 8.0%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity) 32.6
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