Westminster, CO

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Living in Westminster

Westminster is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 112,812 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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Westminster is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Westminster workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Westminster is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westminster who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Westminster is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Westminster area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Westminster citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.36% of adults in Westminster have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Westminster in 2010 was $34,860, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,440 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 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 21.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westminster include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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