Westminster, CA

Westminster profile

Living in Westminster

Westminster is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 90,643 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Westminster is the 81st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Westminster are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Westminster is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Westminster is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westminster who work in office and administrative support (11.97%), sales jobs (11.09%), and management occupations (9.06%).

Also of interest is that Westminster has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Westminster is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Westminster, the average commute to work is 30.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Westminster is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.07% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Westminster in 2018 was $28,677, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,708 for a family of four. However, Westminster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westminster is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westminster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westminster residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Westminster also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westminster include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Westminster has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.53%).

The most common language spoken in Westminster is Vietnamese. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.