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Welcome to Westminster ...
The location of Westminster has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Westminster, you might consider that their post office opened in 1846.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Westminster has a population of 18,682 people<3> (see below for details).
Westminster is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Westminster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Westminster: (410), (443)<5> & (667).
The ZIP codes for Westminster: 21157-21158<6>
Websites for Westminster ...
Official Website: www.westgov.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.carrollcountychamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westminster had an population of 18,682 people. This is an increase of 0.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.66% since the 2000 Census).
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 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 (with a count of 16,731 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Westminster.
Communities Also Named Westminster ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Westminster ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Westminster.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Westminster was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
We also found Westminster in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Westminster.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023