Westminster, MD
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Westminster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 18,670 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Westminster is the 53rd largest community in Maryland.

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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westminster who work in office and administrative support (15.00%), management occupations (11.50%), and sales jobs (9.50%).

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.

In Westminster, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Westminster citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.75% of adults in Westminster have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Westminster in 2010 was $27,326, 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 $109,304 for a family of four. However, Westminster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westminster is a somewhat 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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