Westminster, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 7,277.
Population change since 2000: +5.4%
 
Males: 3,640  (50.0%)
Females: 3,637  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01473.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $84,933 (it was $57,755 in 2000)
Westminster:

$84,933
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,217 (it was $24,913 in 2000)

Westminster town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $281,888 (it was $143,000 in 2000)
Westminster:

$281,888
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $332,998; detached houses: $355,067; townhouses or other attached units: $261,841; in 2-unit structures: $235,835; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,988; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,758; mobile homes: $107,735
March 2019 cost of living index in Westminster: 131.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Westminster, MA (2010)
    • 6,86894.4%White alone
    • 1932.7%Hispanic
    • 731.0%Asian alone
    • 620.9%Black alone
    • 630.9%Two or more races
    • 110.2%American Indian alone
    • 70.10%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Westminster, Massachusetts as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westminster is 3,639 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Westminster by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(13.4)
3
(40.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
3
(38.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
1
(13.7)
2
(27.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(80.6)
16
(213.3)
7
(94.0)
6
(82.0)
8
(108.6)
9
(122.0)
9
(120.7)
21
(279.6)
19
(250.2)
18
(233.8)
10
(127.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(241.7)
13
(173.3)
35
(470.0)
18
(245.9)
16
(217.2)
17
(230.4)
11
(147.6)
16
(213.0)
11
(144.8)
7
(90.9)
4
(51.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
116
(1,558)
98
(1,306)
62
(832.6)
236
(3,224)
124
(1,683)
169
(2,291)
95
(1,274)
79
(1,052)
55
(724.2)
57
(740.4)
44
(561.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(134.3)
5
(66.6)
4
(53.7)
4
(54.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(40.7)
2
(26.8)
6
(79.9)
5
(65.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)116.8144.493.3171.0112.4135.491.6140.694.497.083.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Westminster, MA

Crime rate in Westminster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (19.1%), French (18.7%), English (13.8%), French Canadian (12.4%), Italian (9.8%), German (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1770

Elevation: 1080 feet

Land area: 35.5 square miles.

Population density: 205 people per square mile   (very low).

Westminster, Massachusetts map

229 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This town:

3.3%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Westminster town:

1.3% ($1,904)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (19.7 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (44.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (155.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Gardner, MA (2.2 miles ),
South Ashburnham, MA (2.2 miles ),
Fitchburg, MA (2.4 miles ),
Princeton, MA (2.6 miles ),
Hubbardston, MA (2.6 miles ),
Leominster, MA (2.8 miles ),
Ashburnham, MA (2.8 miles ),
Templeton, MA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 71.90 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Westminster, MA in 2017
Westminster satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $254,400
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $337,100
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $366,700
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $332,500
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $268,800
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $250,600
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $329,200
  • 2014: 40 buildings, average cost: $236,500
  • 2015: 33 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2016: 36 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2017: 46 buildings, average cost: $233,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Westminster, MA residents
Average permit cost in Westminster, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Westminster, MA
Historical housing units in Westminster, MA
Most common industries in Westminster, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.5%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (13.1%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Machinery (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Westminster, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Engineers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Engineers (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Westminster, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westminster, Massachusetts average temperatures Westminster, Massachusetts average precipitation Westminster, Massachusetts humidity Westminster, Massachusetts wind speed Westminster, Massachusetts snowfall Westminster, Massachusetts sunshine Westminster, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.4. This is about average.

City:

66.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.219. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.219
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.672. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.672
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.28. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.28
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Westminster town 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westminster-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from Westminster center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 162.3 miles away from Westminster center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 251.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westminster topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westminster:

  • WACHUSETT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • LEGEND REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • GARDNER VNA (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • PHYSICIANS DIALYSIS INC., - FITCHBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; FITCHBURG, MA)
  • SSC NORTH CENTRAL OPEARATING COMPANY LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FITCHBURG, MA)
  • GARDNER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • GARDNER SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GARDNER, MA)

Heliports located in Westminster:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westminster:

  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 6 miles; Gardner, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,143)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 7 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 17 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Assumption College (about 18 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 19 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 20 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Worcester State University (about 20 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)

Private high school in Westminster:

  • THE CENTER FOR EDUCATION (Students: 12, Location: 2 NARROWS RD STE 3B, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Westminster:

Private elementary/middle school in Westminster:

  • WACHUSETT HILLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 19, Location: 100 COLONY RD, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Westminster

Library in Westminster:

  • FORBUSH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $327,372; Location: 118 MAIN ST.; 36,036 books; 930 e-books; 3,918 audio materials; 3,501 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 113 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westminster: Central Wharf (A), Westminster Country Club (B), Hatches Wharf (C), Hawkes House (D), Derby House (E), Custom House (F), Narbonne-Hale House (G), Central Wharf Warehouse Visitor Center (H), Westminster Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), Westminster Town Hall (J), Westminster Historical Society Library (K), Westminster Historical Society Building (L), Forbush Memorial Library (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westminster include: Saint Edward the Confessor Church (A), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (B), First Congregational Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1), Woodside Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rice Meadow Pond (A), Muddy Pond (B), Wyman Pond (C), Whitmanville Reservoir (D), Upper Reservoir (E), Round Meadow Pond (F), Partridge Pond (G), Noyes Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Westminster include: Crow Hill State Reservation (1), Westminster Village-Academy Hill Historic District (2), Westminster State Forest (3), Haeger Park (4), Forrester (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Rodeway Inn Westminster (183 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Nelson A. Miles - Army Medal of Honor recipient and Union Army general, Frederick S. Coolidge - Politician, Marcus A. Coolidge - Politician, William H. Upham - Union Army soldier.

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

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

WESTMINSTER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (Population served: 3,294, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-09-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-22-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2007)
LEINO PARK WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 120, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2009)
  • 9 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2014)
HOLMES PARK WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 112, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-09-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

75.4%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.0%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.4%
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Westminster:

Marital status in Westminster, MA
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

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 (commute): 28.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westminster, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Here:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Worcester County:

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Westminster, MA
NameCountNameCount
Circle K1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts2UPS1
FedEx1

Strongest AM radio stations in Westminster:

  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGL (960 AM; 3 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • 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.)

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)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Westminster:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • 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)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Westminster: Nelson A. Miles.

Westminster fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Westminster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 31.4mTotal length
  • $17,783,000Total costs
  • 143,094Total average daily traffic
  • 17,691Total average daily truck traffic
  • 135,844Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Westminster, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Westminster, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Christopher J Mahoney, 23 Village Inn Road (Lat: 42.544167 Lon: -71.873583), Type: 50.6, Overall height: 50.6 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Ii LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Christopher F Ciolfi, 23 Village Inn Road (Lat: 42.544167 Lon: -71.873583), Type: 50.6, Overall height: 50.6 m, Registrant: National Grid Communications, Martin.Cohen@gridcom.Com, , Westb-orough, Phone: (508) 389-3000
  • Christopher F Ciolfi, 23 Village Inn Road (Lat: 42.544167 Lon: -71.873583), Type: 50.6, Overall height: 50.6 m, Registrant: National Grid Communications, Laura.Room@us.Ngridwireless.Com, , Boxbo-rough, Phone: (978) 264-6030
  • Dan Menser, 23 Village Inn Road (Lat: 42.544167 Lon: -71.873583), Type: 50.6, Overall height: 50.6 m, Registrant: Omnipoint Holdings, Inc, Dan.Menser@voicestream.Com, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 378-4000
  • Edward G Roach, 23 Village Inn Road (Lat: 42.544167 Lon: -71.873583), Type: 50.6, Overall height: 50.6 m, Registrant: National Grid Communications, Inc., Martin.Cohen@us.Ngridwireless.Com, , Boxbo-rough, Phone: (978) 264-6008

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lat: 42.548694 Lon: -71.927000, Call Sign: WQCP431,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.137 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2015, Expiration Date: 04/22/2025, Certifier: William D Ahearn, Registrant: Public Works Department, 2 Oakmont Ave, Westminster, MA 01473-1021, Phone: (978) 874-2933, Fax: (978) 874-5572, Email:
  • Lat: 42.537500 Lon: -71.915083, Call Sign: WQEE393,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.987 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2015, Expiration Date: 01/06/2026, Certifier: Brenton Macaloney, Registrant: David Westcott, 6 Pequot Way, Canton, MA 02021, Phone: (781) 828-1955, Fax: (781) 828-3719, Email:
  • Call Sign: WQFU482,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 463.312 MHz, 468.312 MHz, Grant Date: 09/23/2016, Expiration Date: 10/05/2026, Certifier: Jonathan Clapp, Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc, 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17016, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (717) 218-5005, Email:
  • 50 Technology Drive (Lat: 42.558889 Lon: -71.921444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 15.8 m, Overall height: 17.3 m, Call Sign: WQKJ916,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1400 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/2009, Expiration Date: 06/17/2019, Certifier: David Olivani, Registrant: Primex Wireless,Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344
  • Lat: 42.547528 Lon: -71.903611, Call Sign: WQYU959,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.862 MHz, 469.862 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2017, Expiration Date: 01/30/2027, Certifier: John Applin, Registrant: Worad, Inc., 299 Brooks Street, Worcester, MA 01606, Phone: (508) 852-2693, Fax: (508) 852-2704, Email:
  • L2 MOBILES, 155 Turnpike Rd (Lat: 42.553639 Lon: -71.855806), Call Sign: WQZU356,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.310 MHz, 160.350 MHz, 161.160 MHz, 161.400 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 160.230 MHz, 160.440 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2017, Expiration Date: 08/04/2027, Certifier: Timothy R Kunzler, Registrant: Springfield Terminal Railway Company, 1700 Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 08162-1688, Phone: (978) 663-6960, Fax: (978) 663-1232, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, Lat: 42.583417 Lon: -71.882833, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTR641,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.781 MHz, Grant Date: 08/06/1998, Expiration Date: 10/12/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/23/1999, Phone: (508) 366-9011
  • Westminster, Lat: 42.583417 Lon: -71.882861, Call Sign: WPQY752,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.406 MHz, Grant Date: 10/29/2010, Expiration Date: 12/05/2020, Certifier: Chris Kelly, Registrant: Utilties Telecom Council, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave, Nw Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 872-0030, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:
  • WESTMINSTER, Lat: 42.530556 Lon: -71.891389, Call Sign: WQHZ423,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.568 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2018, Expiration Date: 12/04/2027, Certifier: Christopher Mcgown, Registrant: Town Of Clinton, 242 Church St, Clinton, MA 01510, Phone: (978) 365-4110, Fax: (978) 365-4106, Email:
  • 4WL0751E (WOR061), 23 Village Inn Road (Lat: 42.544167 Lon: -71.873583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 50.6 m, Call Sign: WQJW809,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/27/2009, Expiration Date: 01/27/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2017, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4840, Email:
  • Ellis Road Tank, Ellis Road (Lat: 42.541528 Lon: -71.922556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WRAQ754, Licensee ID: L00033887,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2018, Expiration Date: 01/31/2028, Certifier: Salvatore Albert, Registrant: Westminster Police, 7 South Street, Westminster, MA 01473, Phone: (978) 874-2933, Fax: (978) 874-5432, Email:
  • DPW Tower, 11 Oakmont Ave (Lat: 42.561472 Lon: -71.905917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WRAQ756, Licensee ID: L00033887,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2018, Expiration Date: 01/31/2028, Certifier: Salvatore Albert, Registrant: Westminster Police, 7 South Street, Westminster, MA 01473, Phone: (978) 874-2933, Fax: (978) 874-5432, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westminster)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210L (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 210DG , Serial Number: 21059559, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 01/31/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 09/26/1996
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Stig K Washburn, 173 South St, Westminster, MA 01473, Other Owners: Richard J Plehn
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43066 , Serial Number: 6725, Year manufactured: 1946, Certificate Issue Date: 11/30/2018
    Registrant (Individual): David F Leblanc, 78 Barthrick Rd, Westminster, MA 01473
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 704SU , Serial Number: 15078845, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 10/14/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard Weiser, 194 S Ashburnham Rd, Westminster, MA 01473

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 33. The highest number of fires - 62 took place in 2007, and the least - 11 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Westminster, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.6%), and Outside Fires (32.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Westminster, MA
    • 24443.6%Structure Fires
    • 18032.2%Outside Fires
    • 12121.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 142.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westminster, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westminster, MA
  • 81.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.2%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westminster, MA
  • 59.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.4%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood


Westminster compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Westminster on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: woodworkers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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