Westminster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 18,640 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Westminster is the 53rd largest community in Maryland.
Westminster is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westminster is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westminster who work in sales jobs (12.42%), office and administrative support (11.96%), and management occupations (9.28%).
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.
Westminster is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Westminster enrolled in college, Westminster has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Westminster, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
The overall education level of Westminster citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.72% of adults in Westminster have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Westminster in 2018 was $31,971, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,884 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Westminster include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Westminster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.