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Population (year 2000): 16,731. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,761 (+6.2% change)
Males: 7,824 (46.8%), Females: 8,907 (53.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.7 years
Median household income: $40,477 (year 2000)
Median house value: $119,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Westminster:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.3%)
  • Black (5.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (28.0%), Irish (14.6%), English (13.4%), United States (6.9%), Italian (6.2%), Polish (4.5%).

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Elevation: 717 feet

Land area: 5.7 square miles

Westminster,

For population 25 years and over in Westminster

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westminster city

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

3.2% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,776 (+29.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: City, MD Ellicott (24.2 miles pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MD Baltimore, (32.2 miles pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (130.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Windsor, MD (7.5 miles New MD (9.7 miles Manchester, MD (10.5 miles Hampstead, Bridge, MD (12.2 miles Union MD (12.6 miles Eldersburg, MD (13.0 miles Taneytown, PA (13.1 miles Littlestown, MD (14.3 miles Sykesville,

Latitude: 39.58 N, Longitude: 77.00 W

Area codes: 443, 410


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.0%), Retail trade (14.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,570 (+33.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,155 (28.6%)


 

Crime in Westminster by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 1 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 2 3 4 0
    per 100,000 6.0 6.0 12.0 17.9 23.9 0.0
Robberies 24 21 16 19 17 12
    per 100,000 143.4 125.5 95.6 113.6 101.6 71.7
Assaults 35 58 42 91 109 66
    per 100,000 209.2 346.7 251.0 543.9 651.5 394.5
Burglaries 139 133 122 119 107 75
    per 100,000 830.8 794.9 729.2 711.3 639.5 448.3
Thefts 738 731 598 620 615 592
    per 100,000 4411.0 4369.1 3574.2 3705.7 3675.8 3538.3
Auto thefts 42 42 29 30 41 31
    per 100,000 251.0 251.0 173.3 179.3 245.1 185.3
341.9 365.8 291.6 368.4 387.7 288.1


Average climate in Westminster, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westminster,

Westminster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/19/1996, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Westminster city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 4/5/1952, a category 3 tornado 15.5 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Sargent Shriver - (born 1915), former candidate for Vice President of the United States, brother-in-law of John F. Kennedy.


Hospital/medical center in Westminster:
  • CARROLL COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (200 MEMORIAL AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Westminster:
  • SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL CENTER (about 13 miles; SYKESVILLE, MD)
  • HANOVER GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; HANOVER, PA)
  • NORTHWEST HOSPITAL CENTER (about 20 miles; RANDALLSTOWN, MD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westminster:
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 37 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: BWI)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 46 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 50 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westminster:
  • CARROLL COUNTY REGIONAL/JACK B POAGE FIELD (about 2 miles; WESTMINSTER, MD; ID: DMW)
  • CLEARVIEW AIRPARK (about 8 miles; WESTMINSTER, MD; ID: 2W2)
  • HOBY WOLF (about 14 miles; ELDERSBURG, MD; ID: 1W5)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 11 $43,804 $47,786 7 $4,397
Financial Administration 7 $27,243 $46,702 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   1 $731
Water Supply 18 $53,526 $35,684 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8 $26,030 $39,045 1 $1,895
Parks and Recreation 10 $23,783 $28,539 24 $9,815
Sewerage 13 $37,107 $34,252 2 $3,182
Solid Waste Management 5 $12,093 $29,023 0 $0
Streets and Highways 1 $2,205 $26,460 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $29,451 $27,185 6 $2,435
Police Protection - Officers 41 $160,787 $47,059 0 $0
Totals for Government 127 $416,028 $39,309 41 $22,454


Colleges/Universities in Westminster:
  • WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,245; Location: 2 COLLEGE HILL; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wmdc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,532; Location: 1601 WASHINGTON RD; Public; Website: www.carrollcc.com)
  • WESTMINISTER BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: CARROLL PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Westminster:
  • GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (about 24 miles; GETTYSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,216)
  • HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; COLUMBIA, MD; FT enrollment: 3,036)
  • BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 3,227)
  • THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY (about 28 miles; CATONSVILLE, MD; FT enrollment: 10,141)
  • COPPIN STATE COLLEGE (about 30 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 2,844)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY (about 30 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 9,095)
  • LOYOLA COLLEGE (about 30 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 4,859)
Public high schools in Westminster:
  • WESTMINSTER SENIOR HIGH (Students: 1,987; Location: 1225 WASHINGTON RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CARROLL COUNTY EVENING HIGH (Students: 7; Location: 125 N COURT ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CARROLL COUNTY CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Location: 1229 WASHINGTON RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Westminster:
  • CARROLL CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 447; Location: 550 BALTIMORE BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Westminster:
  • WESTMINSTER WEST MIDDLE (Students: 1,146; Location: 60 MONROE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WINTERS MILL HIGH (Students: 878; Location: 560 GORSUCH RD; Grades: 09 - 11)
  • WESTMINSTER EAST MIDDLE (Students: 761; Location: 121 LONGWELL AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WINFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 739; Location: 4401 SALEM BOTTOM RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RUNNYMEDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 607; Location: 3000 LANGDON DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WESTMINSTER ELEMENTARY (Students: 578; Location: 811 UNIONTOWN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CRANBERRY STATION ELEMENTARY (Students: 564; Location: 505N CENTER ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FRIENDSHIP VALLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 519; Location: 1100 GIST RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM WINCHESTER ELEMENTARY (Students: 446; Location: 70 MONROE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROBERT MOTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 421; Location: 1413 WASHINGTON RD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Westminster:
  • ST JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 523; Location: 45 MONROE STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 30 N CRANBERRY ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHRISTIAN PRESCH & KDGN PROG (Students: 258; Location: 65 WASHINGTON ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE MONTESSORI SOCIETY OF WEST (Students: 145; Location: 700 KRIDER'S CEMETERY RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CREST LANE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 324 CREST LANE; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Westminster:
  • CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,498,066; Location: 115 AIRPORT DRIVE; 483,529 books; 38,813 audio materials; 25,842 video materials; 1,798 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Westminster: Wakefield Valley Golf Course (A), Westminster Air Business Center (B), Westminster Sewage Plant (C), Englar Business Park (D), Davis Library (E), Hoover Library (F), Carroll County Courthouse (G), Carroll County Public Library (H), Gill Gymnasium (I).

Shopping Centers: Crossroads Square Shopping Center (1), Cranberry Square Shopping Center (2), Cranberry Mall Shopping Center (3), One Hundred Forty Village Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Westminster include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Saint Johns Roman Catholic Church (B), Baker Memorial Chapel (C), Saint Pauls Church of Christ (D), Union Street United Methodist Church (E), Westminster Church of the Brethren (F), Westminster United Methodist Church (G), Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Meadow Branch Cemetery (2), Church of the Ascension Burial Ground (3), Westminster Cemetery (4), Elsworth Cemetery (5).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Longwell Run (A).

Parks in Westminster include: Bair Stadium (1), Belle Grove Park (2), Western Maryland College Historic District (3), Westminster Historic District (4).

Post office: (A).  


Westminster compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Westminster:
  • WTTR (1470 AM; 1 kW; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHVR (1280 AM; 5 kW; HANOVER, PA)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westminster:
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)

TV broadcast stations around Westminster:
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

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