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Population (year 2000): 6,907. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,370 (+6.7% change)
Males: 3,445 (49.9%), Females: 3,462 (50.1%)

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $57,755 (year 2000)
Median house value: $141,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Westminster:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (19.1%), French (18.7%), English (13.8%), French Canadian (12.4%), Italian (9.8%), German (4.9%).

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Elevation: 1080 feet

Westminster,

For population 25 years and over in Westminster

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westminster town

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

3.3% Foreign born (2.0% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.4% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (20.5 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (58.6 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (187.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Ashburnham, MA (4.9 miles South MA Gardner, (5.8 miles MA Ashburnham, (6.2 miles MA (7.1 miles Princeton, MA Fitchburg, (7.7 miles MA (8.2 miles Hubbardston, MA Templeton, (10.8 miles MA Leominster, (10.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 1999: 67 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $204,700
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $242,700
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $260,800
  • 2005: 41 buildings, average cost: $260,800

Latitude: 42.55 N, Longitude: 71.91 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.4%), Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Average climate in Westminster, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westminster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Westminster city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Westminster:
  • HEYWOOD HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; GARDNER, MA)
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE HOSPITALS INC (about 11 miles; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 18 miles; CLINTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westminster:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 20 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • MANCHESTER (about 43 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 44 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westminster:
  • GARDNER MUNI (about 7 miles; GARDNER, MA; ID: GDM)
  • FITCHBURG MUNI (about 12 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; ID: FIT)
  • STERLING (about 13 miles; STERLING, MA; ID: 3B3)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westminster:
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; GARDNER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; FT enrollment: 3,660)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 21 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 21 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 22 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
Public primary/middle schools in Westminster:
  • WESTMINSTER ELEM (Students: 386; Location: 9 ACADEMY HILL; Grades: 02 - 05)
  • MEETINGHOUSE SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 8 SOUTH STREET; Grades: PK - 01)
Private primary/middle school in Westminster:
  • GARDNER SDA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 100 COLONY RD; Grades: KG - 5)
Library in Westminster:
  • FORBUSH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $219,060; Location: 118 MAIN ST.; 35,635 books; 1,361 audio materials; 1,227 video materials; 110 serial subscriptions)

Westminster compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Westminster:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFGL (960 AM; 3 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGAW (1340 AM; 1 kW; GARDNER, MA; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westminster:
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)

TV broadcast stations around Westminster:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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