The office of the mayor is responsible for a variety of services throughout the city, and the mayor also serves as chairman of the School Committee.
Due to its alluvial lands, the inhabitants of the Westfield area were entirely devoted to agricultural pursuits for about years. Early in the 19th century, manufacture of bricks, whips, and cigars became economically important. At one point in the 19th century, Westfield was a prominent center of the buggy whip industry, and the city is still known as the "Whip City".
Other firms produced bicycles, paper products, pipe organs , boilers and radiators, textile machinery, abrasives, wood products, and precision tools. Westfield transformed itself from an agricultural town into a thriving industrial city in the 19th century, but in the second half of the 20th century its manufacturing base was eroded by wage competition in the U.
Southeast , then overseas. South of the river, the intersecting trends of growth of Westfield State University and declining manufacturing changed the city's character. A Home Depot store and a Price-Rite were recently added to Westfield's wide array of shopping centers. These stores are located along Route Only four buildings exceed four stories in height. Until a major fire on January 6, , the Westfield Professional Building covered half a downtown city block and was six stories tall.
The entire building was consumed with extensive damage to neighboring buildings because the fire department's ladder and snorkel vehicles weren't tall enough and the building did not have a sprinkler system.
Subsequent zoning prohibited virtually all new construction over three stories, even after improvements in fire suppression technologies and vehicles became available. No building is allowed to be taller than the town's firetruck ladders. In the early 20th century, Westfield was at the center of the Pure Food movement, an effort to require stricter standards on the production of food.
Allyn , a Westfield resident and pure foods expert for McClure's Magazine , lived in Westfield until his murder. Westfield is split into the "South Side" and the "North Side" by the Westfield River , and the northwestern section of town is known as Wyben. According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of Because of its large, steep and rocky upstream watershed, the river has a history of severe flood episodes, inundating adjacent parts of Westfield several times.
In spite of a complicated system of pumps, dikes, waterways, and upstream dams, Westfield lies in a floodplain zone and is still considered flood-prone. Westfield is bordered on the east by linear cliffs of volcanic trap rock known as East Mountain and Provin Mountain. They are part of the Metacomet Ridge , a mountainous trap rock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border.
The next road obstacle for hikers in. Westfield is on the fringe of the greater Northeast megalopolis —the most densely populated region of the United States—and has experienced substantial land development for suburban residential and commercial uses for the past six decades. Yet it borders hilltowns to the west that were depopulated of subsistence farmers in the 19th century as land became readily available on the western frontier.
With population dipping below ten per square kilometer in some upland townships, forests are reverting almost to pre-settlement conditions with wild turkey, bears, coyotes and even moose returning after absences perhaps measured in centuries. This transition over a few miles from the 21st century urbanization to population densities nearly as low as early colonial times is notable if not unique. At the census,  there were 41, people, 15, households and 10, families residing in the city.
The population density was There were 16, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.
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