Westminster, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westminster, California - Basic Facts

The City of Westminster had a population of 93,477 as of July 1, 2016. Westminster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westminster is located at latitude 33.7523 and longitude -117.9939 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westminster (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Westminster (GNIS ID: 2412236) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California 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 North Coast CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westminster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westminster: Westminister.

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Westminster, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 93,477
Population in Households 92,671
Population in Familes 79,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 806
Population Density1 9,308
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 27,007
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 21,066
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 28,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,728 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,279 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,548 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $519,456
Average Home Value $511,509


Median Household Income $60,120
Average Household Income $80,653
Per Capita Income $23,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.83%
Households 0.46% 0.72%
Families 0.46% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westminster, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westminster to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 82 95th
Population Density1 # 75 95th
Diversity Index2 # 432 72nd
Median Household Income # 614 60th
Per Capita Income # 969 36th

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