Westminster, MD

Census Place

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2022 Population
20,099
1.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
0.539% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.2%
0.0201% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,286
8.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$292,900
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,873
2.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Westminster, MD had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $71,286. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Westminster, MD grew from 19,783 to 20,099, a 1.6% increase and its median household income grew from $65,816 to $71,286, a 8.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Westminster, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.99%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.67%).

None of the households in Westminster, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Westminster, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Westminster, MD are McDaniel College (863 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Westminster, MD was $292,900, and the homeownership rate was 53.8%.

Most people in Westminster, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Westminster, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Westminster, MD is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.36% of Westminster, MD residents were born outside of the country (1.48k people).

In 2022, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16k people) in Westminster, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 825 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Westminster, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Westminster, MD was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Westminster, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16k ± 672
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.35k ± 434
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    825 ± 280
6.25%
Hispanic Population
1.26k people

In 2022, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16k people) in Westminster, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 825 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.25% of the people in Westminster, MD are hispanic (1.26k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.48k people
7.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.45k people

As of 2022, 7.36% of Westminster, MD residents (1.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Westminster, MD was 7.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    223 ± 103
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    141 ± 87
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    122 ± 104

Westminster, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Westminster, MD employs 9.87k people. The largest industries in Westminster, MD are Educational Services (1,487 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,399 people), and Retail Trade (929 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($95,556), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,297), and Finance & Insurance ($75,984).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.87k
2022 Value
± 815
2.64%
1 Year growth
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Westminster, MD grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 9.62k employees to 9.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westminster, MD, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,030 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,014 people), and Management Occupations (950 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westminster, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.87k
2022 Value
± 815
2.64%
1 Year growth
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Westminster, MD grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 9.62k employees to 9.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westminster, MD, are Educational Services (1,487 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,399 people), and Retail Trade (929 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westminster, MD, though some of these residents may live in Westminster, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,903
Median earning men ± $3,943
$42,802
Median earning women ± $8,901

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($222,692), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,167), and Wholesale Trade ($72,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($95,417), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,598), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,863).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Westminster, MD awarded 863 degrees. The student population of Westminster, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,018 male students and 1,982 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Westminster, MD are White (572 and 66.3%), followed by Black or African American (98 and 11.4%), Unknown (92 and 10.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (50 and 5.79%).

The largest universities in Westminster, MD by number of degrees awarded are McDaniel College (863 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Westminster, MD are General Educational Leadership & Administration (211 and 24.4%), Multicultural Education (83 and 9.62%), and Curriculum & Instruction (65 and 7.53%).

The median tuition cost in Westminster, MD for private four year colleges is $46,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Westminster, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,000 (33.9% men and 66.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,000 students enrolled in Westminster, MD, 33.9% men and 66.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,696 records, of which 67.2% were women and 32.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Westminster, MD was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
863 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was McDaniel College with 863 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 255 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Westminster, MD, which is 0.419 times less than the 608 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 572 degrees mean that there were 5.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 98 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($46,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westminster, MD was $292,900 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $258,400 to $292,900, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Westminster, MD is 53.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Westminster, MD have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Westminster, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Westminster, MD is $71,286. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Westminster, MD was Census Tract 5075 with a value of $122,663, followed by Census Tract 5077.04 and Census Tract 5077.03, with respective values of $102,904 and $100,915.

Property

$292,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,801
$4,306
Median Property Taxes
±$478

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Rent vs Own

53.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.8% of the housing units in Westminster, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5075
  2. Census Tract 5077.04
  3. Census Tract 5077.03

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westminster, MD was Census Tract 5075 with a value of $122,663, followed by Census Tract 5077.04 and Census Tract 5077.03, with respective values of $102,904 and $100,915.

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Household Income

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$71,286
Median Household Income
± $7,594
8.01k
Number of Households
± 753

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.01k households in Westminster, MD grew to $71,286 from the previous year's value of $65,816.

The following chart displays the households in Westminster, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westminster, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Carpooled (8.2%)

In 2022, 76.7% of workers in Westminster, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who carpooled to work (8.2%).

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westminster, MD have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.22% of the workforce in Westminster, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Westminster, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Westminster, MD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westminster, MD (2.24k out of 18.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westminster, MD is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Westminster, MD has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, MD see 2216 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (2246 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1708 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 423 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,216 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carroll County, MD

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, MD see an average of 2,216 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (2,246 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carroll County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 26.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.2%
Uninsured
52.6%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westminster, MD grew by 9.46% from 4.75% to 5.2%.

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