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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,665
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+8,497
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,706
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,850
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,768

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,086
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,069
Median House Value$234,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.5%
Irish18.9%
Italian11%
English8.9%
Polish3.5%
Scottish2%
African1.6%
Dutch1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Russian1%
Swedish1%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
German0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Westminster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Carroll County
Standard Zip Codes21157, 21158
Phone Area Codes410,443
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.57
Approximate Longitude-77

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)

StationWESTMINSTER POL BRKS
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationUNIONVILLE
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationMILLERS 4 NE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hampstead6,352$96,337
Manchester4,814$105,054
Mount Airy9,376$122,149
New Windsor1,287$79,423
Taneytown6,755$78,676
Union Bridge880$61,625

Westminster Hospitals

Carroll Hospital Center
(Non-profit)
200 Memorial Ave
(410) 871-6900

Westminster Public Schools

Carroll County Career & Technology Center
1229 Washington Rd
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3669
Carroll Springs School
495 S Center St
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3620
Other
Total Enrollment 50
Cranberry Station Elementary
505 N Center St
ZIP: 21157
(410) 386-4440
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Crossroads Middle School
45 Kate Wagner Road
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3691
Middle
Total Enrollment 9
Flexible Student Support
45 Kate Wagner Road
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3691
High
Total Enrollment 26
Friendship Valley Elementary
1100 Gist Rd
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Gateway School
45 Kate Wagner Rd
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3691
High
Total Enrollment 62
Post Secondary Program
495 S Center St
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3953
High
Total Enrollment 30
Pride School
1100 Gist Rd
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3653
Primary
Total Enrollment 16
Robert Moton Elementary
1413 Washington Rd
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3610
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Westminster East Middle
121 Longwell Ave
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3656
Middle
Total Enrollment 730
Westminster High
1225 Washington Rd
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3630
High
Total Enrollment 1547
Westminster West Middle
60 Monroe St
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3661
Middle
Total Enrollment 986
William Winchester Elementary
70 Monroe St
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3230
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Winfield Elementary
4401 Salem Bottom Rd
ZIP: 21157
(410) 751-3242
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Winters Mill High
560 Gorsuch Rd
ZIP: 21157
(410) 386-1500
High
Total Enrollment 1092
Charles Carroll Elementary
3719 Littlestown Pike
ZIP: 21158
(410) 751-3211
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Runnymede Elementary
3000 Langdon Dr
ZIP: 21158
(410) 751-3203
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Westminster Elementary
811 Uniontown Rd
ZIP: 21158
(410) 751-3222
Primary
Total Enrollment 479

Westminster Private Schools

Carroll Christian Schools
550 Baltimore Blvd
ZIP: 21157
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 185
Christian Preschool & Kindergarten Program
65 Washington Rd
ZIP: 21157
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Crest Lane Sda Church School
324 Crest Ln
ZIP: 21157
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Faith Christian School
30 N Cranberry Rd
ZIP: 21157
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 94
North Carroll Community School
531 Old Westminster Pike Ste 100
ZIP: 21157
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
St John Catholic School
45 Monroe St
ZIP: 21157
Elementary
Total Enrollment 351
The Forbush School At Westminster
1135 Business Pkwy S Ste 40
ZIP: 21157
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Carroll Lutheran School
1738 Old Taneytown Rd
ZIP: 21158
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
Montessori School Of Westminster
1055 Montessori Dr
ZIP: 21158
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
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Historic Westminster

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S.O. Grimes general store between 1895 and 1910
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