Westminster, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westminster, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Westminster had a population of 19,098 as of July 1, 2017. Westminster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westminster is located at latitude 39.5797 and longitude -77.0084 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westminster (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 722 feet.

The City of Westminster (GNIS ID: 2390669) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Westminster is located within District 7, Westminster, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westminster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westminster: Bedford, Grandadam Farm, Logsdon Tavern Land, New London Town, Westminster Town, Winchester.

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Westminster, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,098
Daytime Population: Workers 16,289
Daytime Population: Residents 9,468
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,757
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 17,647
Population in Familes 13,601
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,451
Population Density2 2,881
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $59,022
Average Household Income $76,539
Per Capita Income $30,471


Total Housing Units 7,839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,116 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,197 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 527 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $270,841
Average Home Value $305,548


Total Households 7,312
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 4,402
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% 0.34%
Households 0.29% 0.33%
Families 0.93% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Westminster, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westminster to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 71 86th
Population Density # 132 75th
Diversity Index # 252 52nd
Median Household Income # 336 35th
Per Capita Income # 307 41st

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