Westminster, Maryland

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Population in 2013: 18,645 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.4%
 
Males: 8,903  (47.8%)
Females: 9,742  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  33.4 years
Maryland median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 21157, 21158.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,306 (it was $40,477 in 2000)
Westminster:

$52,306
MD:

$72,483

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,402 (it was $20,320 in 2000)

Westminster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $233,045 (it was $118,400 in 2000)
Westminster:

$233,045
MD:

$280,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $255,441; Detached houses: $313,785; Townhouses or other attached units: $177,243; In 2-unit structures: $195,119; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,516

Median gross rent in 2013: $999.

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  • Races in Westminster, MD (2013)

    Westminster races chart
    • 15,68484.2%White alone
    • 1,1816.3%Hispanic
    • 1,1286.1%Black alone
    • 3962.1%Two or more races
    • 1981.1%Asian alone
    • 600.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.01%Other race alone

Races in Westminster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Westminster: 106.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.2%), Irish (16.0%), United States (7.7%), English (7.4%), Italian (4.6%), Polish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1818

Elevation: 717 feet

Land area: 5.71 square miles.

Population density: 3,264 people per square mile   (average).

Westminster,MD real estate house value index trend

Westminster, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Westminster:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westminster city:

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

709 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

3.8%
Maryland:

14.2%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Westminster, Maryland as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Westminster to the number of sex offenders is 373 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,189 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,879 (1.2%)

Westminster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ellicott City, MD (23.1 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (27.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (102.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: District 2, Uniontown, MD (2.4 miles ), New Windsor, MD (2.4 miles ), Hampstead, MD (2.9 miles ), Manchester, MD (2.9 miles ), Union Bridge, MD (3.1 miles ), Taneytown, MD (3.3 miles ), District 1, Taneytown, MD (3.3 miles ), Middleburg, MD (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 39.58 N, Longitude: 77.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,171 (+38.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,465 (29.5%)

Area codes: 443, 410

Westminster household income distribution Westminster home values distribution

Property values in Westminster, MD


Crime rates in Westminster by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0110110001002
per 100,000 0.05.85.80.05.75.60.00.00.05.50.00.010.7
Rapes 234000000000N/A
per 100,000 11.817.423.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
Robberies 1619171217251281115192313
per 100,000 94.2110.298.368.396.1140.466.544.961.882.4101.2122.469.8
Assaults 4291109668210710610111285769973
per 100,000 247.3527.8630.5375.9463.4600.8587.7566.5629.7467.1405.0527.0391.8
Burglaries 12211910775105102129969377112106113
per 100,000 718.5690.2619.0427.2593.4572.7715.2538.4522.9423.2596.8564.2606.5
Thefts 598620615592640604572558633586581664726
per 100,000 3,521.83,595.93,557.63,371.73,616.63,391.43,171.43,129.73,558.83,220.53,096.03,534.53,896.5
Auto thefts 29304131382838191711181410
per 100,000 170.8174.0237.2176.6214.7157.2210.7106.695.660.595.974.553.7
Arson 146129316101395852
per 100,000 82.434.869.451.317.089.855.472.950.627.542.626.610.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 289.4366.9386.8272.1333.2358.6328.3295.5328.1289.8282.1326.1320.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Westminster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 56 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Maryland average:

2.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Maryland:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,776 (+29.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Westminster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Westminster, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westminster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/19/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Westminster city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 tornado 14.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westminster-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.2 miles away from Westminster center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 259.5 miles away from Westminster center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carroll County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westminster topographic map

Birthplace of: Sargent Shriver - (born 1915), former candidate for Vice President of the United States, brother-in-law of John F. Kennedy, Theodore Woodward - Medical researcher, Elizabeth Ann Bennett - Actor, Joseph Will - Actor, Mike Knode - Baseball player.

Hospitals in Westminster:

  • AMBULATORY CARE CTR RICHARD N DIXON (291 STONER AVENUE)
  • CARROLL HOSPITAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 200 MEMORIAL AVE)
  • THERAPY MANAGEMENT SVCS/DBA COMP REHAB (15 EAST MAIN STREET SUITE 220)

Dialysis Facilities in Westminster:

  • CARROLL COUNTY DIALYSIS FACILITY (412 MALCOM DR)

Home Health Centers in Westminster:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WESTMINSTER (511 JERMOR LANE, SUITE 206)
  • CARROLL CNTY HLTH DEPT HHA (PO BOX 540 WASHINGTON RD)
  • CARROLL HOME CARE (292 STONER AVENUE)
  • HOME CALL INC WESTMINSTER (15 EAST MAIN, SUITE114)
  • LUTHERAN HOME CARE AND HOSPICE, INC (187 EAST MAIN STREET)

Nursing Homes in Westminster:

  • CARROLL LUTHERAN VILLAGE (200 ST. LUKE'S CIRCLE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER- WESTMINSTER (1234 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD)

Airports and heliports located in Westminster:

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Colleges/Universities in Westminster:

  • Carroll Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,682; Location: 1601 Washington Rd; Public; Website: www.carrollcc.edu)
  • McDaniel College (FT enrollment: 2,558; Location: 2 College Hill; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mcdaniel.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Westminster:

  • Stevenson University (about 20 miles; Stevenson, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,862)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 21 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Gettysburg College (about 22 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Frederick Community College (about 24 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Towson University (about 25 miles; Towson, MD; FT enrollment: 19,618)
  • Baltimore City Community College (about 26 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,560)
  • Loyola University Maryland (about 26 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 5,215)

Public high schools in Westminster:

Private high schools in Westminster:

  • CARROLL CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 266; Location: 550 BALTIMORE BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 30 N CRANBERRY RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Westminster:

Private elementary/middle schools in Westminster:

  • CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM (Students: 217; Location: 65 WASHINGTON RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: 45 MONROE ST; Grades: KG - 4)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF WESTMINSTER (Students: 145; Location: 1055 MONTESSORI DR; Grades: UG - UG)
  • CARROLL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 1738 OLD TANEYTOWN RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NORTH CARROLL COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 90; Location: 531 OLD WESTMINSTER PIKE STE 100; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CREST LANE SDA CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 324 CREST LN; Grades: KG - 7)
  • THE FORBUSH SCHOOL AT WESTMINSTER (Students: 17; Location: 200 BALTIMORE BLVD; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Westminster

Library in Westminster:

  • CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,109,710; Location: 115 AIRPORT DRIVE; 420,847 books; 110 e-books; 47,053 audio materials; 43,048 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 1,562 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Westminster: Westminster Air Business Center (A), Westminster Sewage Plant (B), Wakefield Valley Golf Course (C), Harlow Pool (D), Englar Business Park (E), Elderdice Hall (F), Westminster Town Hall (G), Summerville at Westminster Assisted Living Center (H), Hoover Library (I), Gill Gymnasium (J), Davis Library (K), Carroll County Public Library - Westminster Branch (L), Carroll County Courthouse (M), Carroll County Sheriff's Office (N), Winslow Center (O), Whiteford Hall (P), Rouzer Hall (Q), President's House - McDaniel College (R), Peterson Fine Arts Building (S), McDaniel House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: 140 Village Shopping Center (1), Crossroads Square Shopping Center (2), Cranberry Square Shopping Center (3), Cranberry Mall Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westminster include: Dunkard Church (A), Union Memorial Baptist Church (B), Baker Memorial Chapel (C), Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church (D), Church of the Open Door (E), First Church of God (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G), First United Presbyterian Church (H), Grace Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Westminster Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Cemetery (2), Meadow Branch Cemetery (3), Elsworth Cemetery (4), Church of the Ascension Burial Ground (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Longwell Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Westminster include: Westminster Historic District (1), Western Maryland College Historic District (2), Belle Grove Park (3), Bair Stadium (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Historical Society of Carroll County (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 210 East Main Street), Electronics Unlimited (Amusement & Theme Parks; 10 Sullivan Road), Tourist Center (210 East Main Street), AAA Insurance (Tours & Charters; 1030 Baltimore Boulevard).

Hotels: Comfort Inn of Westminster (451 Wmc Drive), Best Western Westminster (451 Wmc Drive), Days Inn of Westminster (25 South Cranberry Road), McDaniel College - Best Western College Conference Center (College Hill).

Courts: Maryland State Government - District Court Of Maryland (101 North Court Street), Carroll County - Marriage Licenses (55 North Court Street), Carroll County - Bailiff Coordinator's Office- Circuit Court For Carroll Co- Court Informa (55 North Court Street), Carroll County - Circuit Court For Carroll Co- Criminal Assignment Offi (55 North Court Street), Carroll County - Circuit Court for Carroll Co- Juvenile Master- Tabatsko Pet (Courthouse), Carroll County - Circuit Court for Carroll Co- Family Law Administr (55 North Court Street), Carroll County - Galloway Michael M- Judges-Carroll Co-Circuit Court- Circuit Court for Carrol (Courthouse), Carroll County - Volunteer Community Service Program- Circuit Court for Carrol (55 North Court Street), Carroll County - Circuit Court for Carroll Co- Land Records (55 North Court Street).

Carroll County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.9. This is about average.

City:

88.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Westminster and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF WESTMINSTER (Address: 56 W. MAIN STREET, SUITE 1 , Population served: 35,256, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2006)
  • MCL, Average - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2009), St Intentional no-action (OCT-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-08-2008 to FEB-06-2008)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
FREEDOM DISTRICT (Address: 225 N. CENTER STREET, ROOM 218 , Population served: 23,913, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
WAKEFIELD VALLEY (Address: 56 W. MAIN STREET, SUITE 1 , Population served: 2,436, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SANDYMOUNT ELEMENTARY (Address: 125 N. COURT STREET , Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BARK HILL (Address: 225 N. CENTER STREET, ROOM 218 , Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
PLEASANT VALLEY (Address: 225 N. CENTER STREET, ROOM 218 , Population served: 149, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
NORTH CARROLL COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-05-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (4 times from DEC-04-2013 to APR-30-2014)
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
CARROLL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Population served: 94, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Westminster that have no violations reported:

  • SOUTH CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL (Address: 125 N. COURT STREET , Population served: 1,250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RUNNYMEDE ELEMENTARY (Address: 125 N. COURT STREET , Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MECHANICSVILLE ELEMENTARY (Address: 125 N. COURT STREET , Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHARLES CARROLL ELEMENTARY (Address: 125 N. COURT STREET , Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL - HUGHES SHOP ROAD (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Address: 2716 OLD WASHINGTON RD , Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.8%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Black residents, 34.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 55.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Westminster in 2010:

  • 1,059 people in college/university student housing
  • 234 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Westminster in 2000:

  • 1,100 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 193 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 183 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in other group homes
  • 55 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 46 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Westminster, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Westminster compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Banks with most branches in Westminster (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Carroll Lutheran Village Branch, Westminster Main Branch, Englar Road Branch, Westminster East Main Street Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Westminster Crossing Branch, West Main Street Branch, Westminster Union Branch, 140 Village Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • New Windsor State Bank: Loan Center Branch, Market Place Branch, Westminster Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $262.6 mil, Deposits: $239.2 mil, headquarters in New Windsor, MD, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: New Windsor Bancorp, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Westminister Safeway at 444 Western Maryland College Road, branch established on 2000/01/27; Westminster Branch at 747 Baltimore Boulevard, branch established on 2005/10/20. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Meadow Creek Branch at 410 Meadow Creek Drive, branch established on 2009/06/29; Westminster Branch at 625-A Baltimore Boulevard, branch established on 1979/08/13. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Carroll Community Bank: Westminster Branch at 29 Westminster Shopping Ctr, branch established on 2004/08/30. Info updated 2012/01/27: Bank assets: $96.3 mil, Deposits: $82.9 mil, headquarters in Sykesville, MD, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Carroll Bancorp, Inc.
  • Susquehanna Bank: Westminster Branch at 532 Baltimore Boulevard, branch established on 1997/05/01. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank: Westminster Branch at 275 Clifton Road, branch established on 2011/07/14. Info updated 2006/10/10: Bank assets: $253.9 mil, Deposits: $207.3 mil, headquarters in Upperco, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • First Mariner Bank: Westminster Branch at 1010 Baltimore Blvd., branch established on 2008/07/17. Info updated 2006/10/11: Bank assets: $1,179.4 mil, Deposits: $1,014.8 mil, headquarters in Baltimore, MD, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First Mariner Bancorp
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Maryland average:

12.6

Westminster travel time to work - commute Westminster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westminster city (based on Carroll County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,5514
Mainline Protestant24,90375
Evangelical Protestant13,76468
Other2,4729
Orthodox2262
None95,218-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Carroll County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Carroll County:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Carroll County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 95
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

24.5%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

15.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$40,660$60,9901$310
Other Government Administration 21$80,561$46,0352$4,390
Police Protection - Officers 42$209,542$59,8690$0
Police - Other 14$43,866$37,5992$1,041
Streets and Highways 18$63,956$42,6371$1,410
Sewerage 13$50,882$46,9680$0
Parks and Recreation 13$37,051$34,20127$6,662
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$11,553$46,2121$841
Water Supply 23$89,656$46,7770$0
Totals for Government 155$627,727$48,59834$14,654

Westminster government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $3,517,000 ($188.63)
    Police Protection: $3,242,000 ($173.88)
    General - Other: $3,020,000 ($161.97)
    Water Utilities: $2,943,000 ($157.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,708,000 ($145.24)
    Regular Highways: $1,297,000 ($69.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $926,000 ($49.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $866,000 ($46.45)
    General Public Buildings: $414,000 ($22.20)
    Central Staff Services: $374,000 ($20.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $268,000 ($14.37)
    Financial Administration: $258,000 ($13.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $227,000 ($12.17)
    Parking Facilities: $165,000 ($8.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000 ($2.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $363,000 ($19.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $360,000 ($19.31)
    Regular Highways: $166,000 ($8.90)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($3.11)
    Parking Facilities: $50,000 ($2.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($1.07)
    General Public Building: $15,000 ($0.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,270,000 ($389.92)

Westminster government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,653,000 ($142.29)
    All Other: $1,677,000 ($89.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $401,000 ($21.51)
    Parking Facilities: $193,000 ($10.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,523,000 ($135.32)
    All Other: $53,000 ($2.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,315,000 ($70.53)
    All Other: $711,000 ($38.13)
    Highways: $13,000 ($0.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $3,033,000 ($162.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,061,000 ($56.91)
    Interest Earnings: $614,000 ($32.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $65,000 ($3.49)
    Rents: $9,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,228,000 ($119.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $956,000 ($51.27)
    All Other: $453,000 ($24.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $94,000 ($5.04)
  • Tax - Property: $5,269,000 ($282.60)
    Amusements Sales: $272,000 ($14.59)
    Public Utility License: $160,000 ($8.58)
    Other License: $156,000 ($8.37)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $82,000 ($4.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000 ($0.59)

Westminster government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,068,000 ($486.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,747,000 ($469.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $321,000 ($17.22)

4.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
Maryland average:

6.59%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($498 average AGI)
Carroll County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Baltimore County, MD  1.01% ($55,352 average AGI)
from Howard County, MD  0.46% ($75,407)
from Frederick County, MD  0.31% ($43,525)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Maryland average:

6.66%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($864 average AGI)
Carroll County:

0.05%
Maryland average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Baltimore County, MD  0.85% ($45,933 average AGI)
to Frederick County, MD  0.42% ($55,350)
to York County, PA  0.39% ($46,016)

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.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WHVR (1280 AM; 5 kW; HANOVER, PA)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • 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)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)

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.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Westminster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 20m66ftTotal length
  • 75,834Total average daily traffic
  • 3,969Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Westminster)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Westminster, MD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 222 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westminster)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Westminster)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 46 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$233,15222$209,992190$219,39311$97,4757$186,677
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$336,6802$244,10512$260,4192$70,4450$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$191,6083$177,64056$244,9643$109,8772$168,005
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$253,3724$218,70537$236,9292$193,5850$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$221,2701$207,77014$241,0671$62,3700$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5075.00 , 5076.02, 5077.01, 5078.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$225,4103$290,727
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$319,4601$534,490
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$199,9152$407,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5075.00 , 5076.02, 5077.01, 5078.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 312
  • Hazardous Condition: 248
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Westminster

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westminster, MD
Most common first names in Westminster, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary39581.0 years
John36675.2 years
William29075.5 years
Charles27475.8 years
Margaret21080.0 years
George20977.1 years
Helen20481.0 years
James19472.6 years
Robert18270.5 years
Dorothy14777.8 years
Most common last names in Westminster, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Myers13879.1 years
Smith12475.5 years
Brown10776.9 years
Miller10375.9 years
Haines5776.5 years
Barnes5378.2 years
Green5076.2 years
Taylor4776.1 years
Martin4576.7 years
Shipley4480.0 years
Businesses in Westminster, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Lane Furniture3
AT&T2Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Marshalls1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy1
Burger King2Olive Garden1
CVS1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless1
Curves1PetSmart1
DHL2Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Popeyes1
Deb1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack2
Dennys1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Safeway1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears2
FedEx7Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks2
GNC1Subway6
GameStop1T-Mobile3
Giant1Taco Bell1
Goodwill2Target1
H&R Block2The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1U-Haul1
JoS. A. Bank1UPS7
Jones New York1Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless3
KFC1Vons1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1
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