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Westport, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Westport, MA.

Scenic Westport has an embarrassment of natural riches.

Its shoreline stretches 61 miles along Buzzard’s Bay and the Westport River. Horseneck Beach offers two miles of surf, a campground, and an ADA-accessible two-mile walking path. Cherry & Webb Beach, just down the shore, offers a parking area, picnic tables, and a launch area for a kayak or paddleboard on Westport Harbor. Allen’s Pond Wildlife Sanctuary spans hundreds of acres of protected beach, fields, woodlands, and extensive trail systems. East Beach is a stretch of rocky shoreline that offers stunning views of the Elizabeth Islands across Buzzards Bay.

By the Numbers


Population: 15,854

Population Change: 2.1%

Median Age: 48.7

Poverty Level: 5.4%

Avg. Household Size: 2.47

Median Household Income: $80,015


Percent Cost Burden: 27.9%

Average Age Built: 1972

Ownership Rate: 71.9%

Seasonal Units: 10

Average Sale Price: $354,450

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 4.27%


Top Three Industries:

Accommodations and Food Services
Retail Trade

Average Annual Wage: 788

Average Commute Time: 27.1 minutes


Miles of Sidewalk: 12.84

Chapter 90 Funding: $667,172

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): SRTA

Available Public Transit Services:

Fixed Route Bus Service
Demand Response Service for persons with a disability
Transportation for Seniors (provided by the Westport Council on Aging


Number of Culverts: 154