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Welcome to Westminster ...

The city of Westminster is located in Carroll County and is the County Seat for Carroll County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Westminster has a population of 18,593 people<1> (see below for details).

Westminster is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Westminster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Westminster: (410), (443)<3> and (667).

The ZIP codes for Westminster: 21157-21158<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westminster had a population of 18,590 people (which is 11.12% of the total population of Carroll County). This makes Westminster the county's most populous community.

The population of Westminster represents 0.32% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,590 people, the population of Westminster increased 11.11% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 16,731 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Westminster had an population of 18,593 people (or an increase of 11.13% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Westminster ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Westminster and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Emmitsburg   [Map]   3,090   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Hampstead   [Map]   6,357   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Manchester   [Map]   4,834   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mount Airy   [Map]   9,416   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sykesville   [Map]   3,941   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Taneytown   [Map]   6,789   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Westminster.

Communities Also Named Westminster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Westminster - they are located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Westminster. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Westminster.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Westminster:

Websites for Westminster ...

Official Website:   www.westgov.com/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.carrollcountychamber.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westminster: www.westgov.com/

The official website for Carroll County: www.ccgov.carr.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westminster.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westminster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Of the area codes for Westminster, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.

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<4>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: 21157 & 21158.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Westminster. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Westminster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westminster. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5799, Longitude: -77.0066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westminster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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