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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Westminster is a town in Maryland with a population of 18,557. Westminster is in Carroll County. Living in Westminster offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Westminster and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Westminster are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,126
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Westminster Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    333.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    118.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    403.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,585.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    123.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Westminster

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,984
National
$55,322

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Westminster Reviews

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Lifetime resident. For what it is, a medium sized commuter town, Westminster is a great place. Good schools, nice people, plenty of stores. The low points here like night life have gradually improved past few years.

One thing to note I didn’t see mentioned is that Westminster has absurdly small city lines so the population numbers you see of 18K are very low. This also causes the property crime stats to look artificially high.

Biggest problem: aging population. Reacting to swift growth in the 80’s and 90’s the county sharply restricted new development so most jobs are toward Baltimore, and lack of young families with kids is becoming a general trend here as a whole.
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Westminster is a cute little town. Very country & home like! Despite it being a city, it doesn’t come with all the craziness that a city includes. However, if you’re not into small towns, it’s not the place for you. Main Street is beautiful. All the cute little cafes & shops are to die for. All stores are practically located right off the main road that runs right through!
I've been apart of the Westminster community for 15 years and I'm of it! This small town atmosphere is great for raising a family. There are plenty of festivals (Jazz, Art in the Park, Strawberry, Fall Fest) to entertain during the summer months not to mention the fall. It also home to some very good schooling, whether it be Westminster Elementary, Westminster Middle, or Winters Mill High School. All provide a great education in a public school system. Overall, I'm pleased with living in Westminster, Maryland!