Westminster, CA
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Westminster is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 90,938 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 (13.00%), sales jobs (11.33%), and management occupations (8.87%).

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 population of Westminster overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Westminster, 24.22% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Westminster in 2010 was $25,146, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,584 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 23.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westminster include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Westminster's cultural character, accounting for 45.57% of the city’s population.

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