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Westminster is a city in Carroll County, in the Baltimore metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the borough of London.

The latitude of Westminster is 39.575N. The longitude is -76.996W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 764 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,403.


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Median household income
Local
$40,477
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westminster demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Winchester
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 131. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Smallwood Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Fallfest - Sept. 27-30, 2007
  • End of Season Harvest Day - Sept. 1, 2007
  • Steam Show Days - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Fall Harvest Days - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Maple Sugarin' Festival - March 4, 2007
  • Peach Festival - Aug. 11, 2007
  • Blacksmith Days - May 19-20, 2007
  • Surf & Turf Festival - July 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Westminster web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Carroll County Farm Museum, Union Mills Homestead
Colleges and universities: McDaniel College, Carroll Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Westminster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carroll County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Baltimore area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21158 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Westminster residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westminster ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westminster was $20,320, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Westminster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Westminster festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Government
Guides to Westminster
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History

Historic districts in Westminster include Union Mills Homestead Historic District, Westminster Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Westminster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $520.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,130.


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Libraries

Libraries in Westminster include Westminster Branch ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Westminster include Carroll County Times

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Politics

Carroll County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westminster political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Westminster workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Westminster between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Westminster include Best Western Westminster.

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