Westminster, CA
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Westminster is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 92,114 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Westminster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.81%), sales jobs (10.78%), and personal care services (8.13%).

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.

The citizens of Westminster are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.42% of adults in Westminster having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Westminster in 2010 was $23,451, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,804 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 23.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westminster include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Westminster's cultural character, accounting for 45.96% of the city’s population.

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