Westminster, CO Profile: Facts & Data

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Westminster, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Westminster is the 8th largest city in Colorado with a population of 119,021 as of July 1, 2020. Westminster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westminster is located at latitude 39.8367 and longitude -105.0372 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westminster encompass a land area of 31.68 sq. miles and a water area of 2.28 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,381 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Westminster are located in Adams County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Jefferson County.

The City of Westminster (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Westminster is located within West Adams Division of Adams County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westminster: Harris Park.

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Westminster, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 119,021 (100%)
Population in Households 118,509 (99.6%)
Population in Families 94,123 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 512 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 3,768
Diversity Index2 58
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,269
Average Household Income $99,930
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $39,176
Wealth Index5 110
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 48,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,187 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,561 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,519 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $370,227
Average Home Value $401,403
Housing Affordability Index3 133
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 46,748
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 30,339
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.15% 1.04%
Households 1.06% 1.01%
Families 1.0% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.95%

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Westminster, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westminster to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 8 98th
Population Density # 24 95th
Median Household Income # 117 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 258 56th
Per Capita Income # 139 70th
Diversity Index # 115 75th

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