Westminster, California Population 2020

90,256
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Westminster is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 90,256, it is the 90th largest city in California and the 375th largest city in the United States. Westminster is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually but its population has increased by 0.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 89,701 in 2010. Westminster reached it's highest population of 91,660 in 2013. Spanning over 10 miles, Westminster has a population density of 8,990 people per square mile.

The average household income in Westminster is $86,501 with a poverty rate of 15.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,489 per month, and the median house value is $581,900. The median age in Westminster is 42.3 years, 41.8 years for males, and 42.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.6 males.

Westminster Demographics

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

  • Asian: 49.42%
  • White: 38.61%
  • Other race: 6.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.41%
  • Black or African American: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Westminster, California is 90,256, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 90,938.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 89,701.

Westminster, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian45,17749.42%
White35,30038.61%
Some Other Race6,3026.89%
Two or More Races3,1133.41%
Black or African American8440.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native5010.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1800.20%
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Westminster Population Pyramid 2020

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Westminster Median Age

42.3


Total

41.8


Male

42.9


Female

Westminster Adults

There are 73,563 adults, (16,181 of whom are seniors) in Westminster.

Westminster Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Westminster Sex Ratio

Female

46,265

50.61%

Male

45,152

49.39%

Westminster Households and Families

Westminster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westminster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.6%39.4%
All52.6%47.4%
Female48.3%51.7%
Non Family40.4%59.6%
Male37.9%62.1%

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,5293.3152.6
Married15,3093.9560.6
Non Family6,1761.3240.4
Female3,9933.748.3
Male2,0513.7737.9

3.72

Average Family Size

3.31

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Westminster Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,34212.65%
9th to 12th Grade6,2609.49%
High School Graduate14,76422.39%
Some College13,68420.75%
Associates Degree5,8458.86%
Bachelors Degree12,37818.77%
Graduate Degree4,6747.09%
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Westminster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian33,68624,7569,381
White17,77816,6575,344
Hispanic12,8798,4271,794
Other Race4,0272,470465
Multiple Races1,3951,265419
Black608567199
Native American39727532
Islander1129927

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 32.73%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,055$38,478$28,515
Less Than High School$19,042$24,000$13,153
High School Grad$27,275$31,054$22,359
Some College$37,436$41,240$31,670
Bachelors Degree$50,063$55,625$43,376
Graduate Degree$74,025$79,545$71,278

$33,055

Average Earnings

$38,478

Average Male

$28,515

Average Female

Westminster Language

Westminster Language by Age

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Westminster Language

36.62% of Westminster residents speak only English, while 63.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 44.34% of the population.

Westminster Poverty

Westminster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian45,0439,04920.09%
Hispanic20,7943,17215.25%
White22,5142,0419.07%
Other6,2791,50824.02%
Multiple3,1122989.58%
Native49311823.94%
Black843455.34%
Islander180179.44%

15.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.33%

Male Poverty Rate

17.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westminster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westminster is Other, with 24.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westminster is Black, with 5.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.88%
High School18.04%
Some College11.69%
Bachelors or Greater8.25%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.69%
Male Unemployed26.17%
Female Employed10.31%
Male Employed6.65%

Westminster Income

Westminster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,834$86,501
Families$68,316$92,777
Married Families$82,984$105,157
Non Families$35,646$54,261
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Westminster Marital Status

Westminster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

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 Veterans

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3,363

Number of Veterans

3,125

Male Veterans

238

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,360
First Gulf War596
Korea545
Second Gulf War342
World War II121
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,095
65 to 741,034
35 to 54762
55 to 64295
18 to 34177
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3358.09%
Asian7772.10%
Hispanic3832.52%
2 or More1105.84%
Black6410.19%
Other501.10%
Hawaiian159.49%
Indian122.52%

Westminster Veterans by Education

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7.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westminster Employment Status

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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43.42%

Born in California

54.46%

Native Born

45.54%

Foreign Born

12.39%

Non Citizen

33.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

54.46% of Westminster residents were born in the United States, with 43.42% having been born in California. 12.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202090,256-341-0.38%
201990,597-341-0.37%
201890,938-323-0.35%
201791,261-341-0.37%
201691,602-54-0.06%
201591,656470.05%
201491,609-51-0.06%
201391,6604170.46%
201291,2435330.59%
201190,7109411.05%
201089,7691,5620.18%
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%