Westminster, CO
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Westminster is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 113,875 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Westminster is the ninth largest community in Colorado.

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 Colorado.

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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westminster who work in office and administrative support (13.95%), management occupations (12.02%), and sales jobs (11.31%).

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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Westminster is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Westminster, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Westminster citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.45% of adults in Westminster have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Westminster in 2010 was $33,895, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,580 for a family of four. However, Westminster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westminster is a very 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 White, followed by Asian. Westminster also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westminster include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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