The Westfield Fair occurs annually for a couple days near the end of each summer, with games, live music, contests, vendors, livestock exhibits, crafts, and more. There is also a Miss Westfield Fair pageant, a horse show, and a craft barn. Westfield is located right near Springfield, MA, and in Springfield, there are many festivals annually. There is an RV and Camping Show, Gem & Jewelry Trade Show, Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival, and the Goodguys East Coast Nationals, which is a big car show, with live music, vendors, and a swap meet. In September 2012, the unemployment rate in Westfield was just 6.3%, about a point below the national average. There are many school-related job positions in Westfield, due to the town having 2 preschools, 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 4 high schools, as well as Westfield State University. About a third of households in Westfield bring in more than $75,000 a year. The median income is about $55,000 a year. The population in Westfield remains consistent and isn’t growing very much. The area is actually rated #6 in a list of the Best Cities for Teleworking. The cost of living in Westfield is nearly 22% higher than the US average. Finding a job won’t be too too difficult, but it will need to be one with pretty good pay.
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