Westminster, California Population 2021

90,445
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Westminster is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 90,445, it is the 89th largest city in California and the 375th largest city in the United States. Westminster is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 0.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 89,701 in 2010. Westminster reached it's highest population of 91,624 in 2013. Spanning over 10 miles, Westminster has a population density of 9,009 people per square mile.

The average household income in Westminster is $89,386 with a poverty rate of 15.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,585 per month, and the median house value is $603,700. The median age in Westminster is 41.8 years, 40.8 years for males, and 42.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males.

Westminster Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westminster was:

  • Asian: 48.45%
  • White: 36.72%
  • Other race: 8.67%
  • Two or more races: 3.91%
  • Black or African American: 1.47%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.35%
The current population of Westminster, California is 90,445, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 90,742.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 89,701.

Westminster, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian44,15548.45%
White33,46836.72%
Some Other Race7,9038.67%
Two or More Races3,5683.91%
Black or African American1,3371.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native3910.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3150.35%
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Westminster Population by Race

Westminster Population Pyramid 2021

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Westminster Median Age

41.8


Total

40.8


Male

42.7


Female

Westminster Adults

There are 72,796 adults, (15,649 of whom are seniors) in Westminster.

Westminster Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Westminster Sex Ratio

Female

46,695

51.24%

Male

44,442

48.76%

Westminster Population by Age

Westminster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westminster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.4%39.6%
All52%48%
Female44.4%55.6%
Non Family40.4%59.6%
Male38.8%61.2%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westminster Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,6173.2952
Married15,3703.9160.4
Non Family6,1701.3240.4
Female4,1723.6244.4
Male1,9053.9338.8

3.72

Average Family Size

3.29

Average Household Size

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Westminster Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,20912.57%
9th to 12th Grade6,2789.62%
High School Graduate14,23921.81%
Some College13,37720.49%
Associates Degree5,5138.44%
Bachelors Degree12,81319.62%
Graduate Degree4,8637.45%
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Westminster Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westminster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian33,04824,3149,886
White16,79915,7695,219
Hispanic13,4498,9391,931
Other Race4,8762,897590
Multiple Races1,6941,468498
Black869784298
Native American30124424
Islander13111721

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 34.29%.

Westminster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,039$40,529$29,676
Less Than High School$21,216$25,261$14,723
High School Grad$28,654$36,387$22,339
Some College$36,009$42,472$29,491
Bachelors Degree$50,777$54,323$45,845
Graduate Degree$80,973$83,299$80,517

$35,039

Average Earnings

$40,529

Average Male

$29,676

Average Female

Westminster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westminster Language by Age

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Westminster Language

36.95% of Westminster residents speak only English, while 63.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 43.41% of the population.

Westminster Language

Westminster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian44,0118,03518.26%
Hispanic21,9033,55916.25%
White21,4682,0339.47%
Other7,8912,02125.61%
Multiple3,5673178.89%
Black1,33620615.42%
Islander31510834.29%
Native3858421.82%

15.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.89%

Male Poverty Rate

16.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westminster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westminster is Islander, with 34.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westminster is Multiple, with 8.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.85%.

Westminster Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.76%
High School16.79%
Some College10.85%
Bachelors or Greater7.69%

Westminster Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.99%
Male Unemployed24.43%
Female Employed8.80%
Male Employed6.46%

Westminster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westminster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,625$89,386
Families$70,683$96,550
Married Families$84,623$108,212
Non Families$35,489$54,649
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Income by Household Type

Westminster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Westminster Married by Age and Sex

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Westminster Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Westminster Marital Status by Race

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Westminster Marital Status

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3,041

Number of Veterans

2,831

Male Veterans

210

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,121
First Gulf War676
Korea453
Second Gulf War372
World War II102

Westminster Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,064
65 to 74857
35 to 54800
55 to 64217
18 to 34103

Westminster Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0407.48%
Asian6851.89%
Hispanic4943.10%
Black13315.22%
Other941.66%
2 or More753.37%
Indian143.86%

Westminster Veterans by Race

Westminster Veterans by Education

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6.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westminster Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Westminster Employment by Age

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Westminster Employment by Race

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Westminster Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.66%

Born in California

55.47%

Native Born

44.53%

Foreign Born

11.61%

Non Citizen

32.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

55.47% of Westminster residents were born in the United States, with 44.66% having been born in California. 11.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Westminster Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202190,445-99-0.11%
202090,544-99-0.11%
201990,643-99-0.11%
201890,742-434-0.48%
201791,176-334-0.36%
201691,510-72-0.08%
201591,582270.03%
201491,555-69-0.08%
201391,6244010.44%
201291,2235130.57%
201190,7109381.04%
201089,7721,5650.18%
200088,20710,0891.22%
199078,1186,9850.94%
198071,13311,0571.70%
197060,07634,3268.84%
196025,75022,61923.46%
19503,1311,3315.69%
19401,8000.00%

Westminster Population by Year