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 (16.02%), management occupations (11.81%), and sales jobs (9.80%).

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.

In addition, Westminster is a college town. There are a lot of students in Westminster attending college, and as a result Westminster provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

One downside of living in Westminster, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.99 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Westminster citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.28% 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 2010 was $27,271, 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 $109,084 for a family of four. However, Westminster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Urdu.