Westminster, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Westminster, California - Basic Facts

The City of Westminster had a population of 94,636 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.7592 and longitude -118.0067 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westminster 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westminster: Westminister.

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Westminster, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 94,636
Population in Households 93,833
Population in Familes 80,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 803
Population Density2 9,423
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $66,760
Average Household Income $87,843
Per Capita Income $25,556


Total Housing Units 28,579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,670 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,518 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,391 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $561,139
Average Home Value $574,795


Total Households 27,188
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 21,262
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.63% 0.61%
Households 0.43% 0.49%
Families 0.46% 0.53%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

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, 2018 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 # 84 95th
Population Density # 76 95th
Diversity Index # 451 70th
Median Household Income # 576 62nd
Per Capita Income # 974 36th

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