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Overview

Introduction to Westminster, Maryland

Located in Carroll county, Westminster, Maryland, is 24 miles NW of Towson, Maryland (center to center) and 27 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland. There are 16,731 residents living in the city.

Westminster History

The community of Westminster was founded in 1764 and was officially incorporated as a city in the year 1818. Currently, it holds a seat on Carroll county, which was created in 1837 by merging areas from counties such as the Baltimore and Frederick. The city was named after the Westminster in London, England.

Westminster and nearby Attractions

  • Hashawha Tower
  • Wakefield Valley Golf Club
  • Caroll county Farm Museum
  • Union Mills Homestead
  • Codorus State Park

Things To Do In Westminster

The Caroll County Farm Museum, The Hashawha Environmental Center, the Hashawha Tower, the Wakefield Valley Golf Club and the Bear Creek Golf Course are located in the city. In addition, the city celebrates a number of festivals such as the Maryland Wine Festival, Peach Festival, and Surf and Turf Festival.

Westminster Transportation

Baltimore-Washington International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Westminster Higher Education

Higher education is available at Western Maryland College, and Carroll Community College. Nearby is the Gettysburg College.

People

Total Population 18,656
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,631
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 40.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,299
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,581
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,140

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,238
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,000
Median House Value $238,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 19.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westminster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of Towson, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 21157, 21158
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.575
Longitude -76.996

Westminster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WESTMINSTER POL BRKS
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station UNIONVILLE
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station MILLERS 4 NE
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hampstead 6,342 $90,295
Manchester 4,810 $103,950
Mount Airy 9,333 $118,353
New Windsor 1,237 $84,732
Taneytown 6,738 $79,510
Union Bridge 874 $57,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westminster Public Libraries

Library
Carroll County Public Library
115 AIRPORT DRIVE
Westminster, Maryland
(410) 386-4500
Library Web Site

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Westminster Hospitals

CARROLL HOSPITAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
200 MEMORIAL AVE
(410) 871-6902
Emergency Service: Yes

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Westminster High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WESTMINSTER SENIOR HIGH
1225 WASHINGTON RD
410-751-3630
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,987 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

GATEWAY SCHOOL
225 KATE WAGNER RD
410-751-3691
A Non-traditional School
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.9

CARROLL COUNTY EVENING HIGH
125 N COURT ST
410-751-3680
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 7 students.

CARROLL COUNTY CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
1229 WASHINGTON RD
410-751-3669
A Vocational School

CARROLL COUNTY HOME & HOSPITAL SCHOOL
125 N COURT STREET
410-751-3120
A Non-traditional School

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Historic Westminster

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S.O. Grimes general store between 1895 and 1910
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