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Welcome to Westminster ...

The city of Westminster is primarily located in Adams County<1>. A portion of Westminster extends into Jefferson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westminster has a population of 115,146 people<2> (see below for details).

Westminster was established in 1859 and was incorporated May 24, 1911.

The community of Westminster is 5,320 feet [1,622 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Westminster is 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Westminster lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Westminster: (303) & (720)<4>

The ZIP codes for Westminster: 80030-80031, 80035-80036<5>

Websites for Westminster ...

Official Website: www.ci.westminster.co.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westminster had an population of 115,146 people. This is an increase of 8.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westminster had a population of 106,114 people (which is 24.03% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Westminster the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Westminster represents 2.11% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 106,114 people, the population of Westminster increased 5.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 100,940 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Westminster.

Communities Also Named Westminster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Westminster: This one is located in Adams County and the other is located in Jefferson County.

Beyond Colorado, there are 22 communities that are also named Westminster - they are located in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, South Carolina, Texas (2) and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Westminster.

Communities near Westminster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Westminster.

  • Denver [Denver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
    • Denver [Denver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Westminster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 735,538 people
    • Former names for Denver:
    • Auraina
    • Denver City
    • Montana City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<7>
  • Aurora [Arapahoe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Arapahoe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Westminster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 387,377 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<7>
  • Lakewood [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Westminster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<7>
  • Thornton [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Westminster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Centennial [Arapahoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
      • Centennial [Arapahoe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<7>
    • Boulder [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
      • Boulder [Boulder County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107,645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<7>
    • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broomfield
      • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<7>
    • Commerce City [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce City
      • Commerce City [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce City<7>
    • Littleton [Arapahoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Arapahoe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littleton<7>
    • Brighton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Westminster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Westminster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westminster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Westminster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Westminster. See our Newspapers Page for Westminster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westminster ...

Looking for more information about Westminster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Westminster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Westminster.

Adding Westminster to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Westminster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Westminster was on a map titled Map of Colorado (from Rand McNally, 1947).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Westminster on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Westminster

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About Adams County

About Colorado

The official website for Westminster: www.ci.westminster.co.us/

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westminster.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westminster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Westminster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westminster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Westminster includes: 80030, 80035 & 80036.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westminster) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westminster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestminsterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westminster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8345, Longitude: -105.0405    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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