Westminster city, Colorado

USA > Colorado > Westminster city

Westminster city, Colorado

Westminster city, Colorado
Founded:1859
Incorporated:May 24, 1911
Population
- Total:106.114 (2010)
- Density:3.316,1/sq mi (1.294,1/sq km)
Area code(s):303, 720
Time zone:MST (UTC-7)
Summer Time zone:MDT (UTC-6)
Website:www.ci.westminster.co.us
Area
- Total:34 sq mi (88 sq km)
- Land:32 sq mi (82 sq km)
- Water:3 sq mi (6 sq km)
- % water:6,82 %
Latitude:+39.8821898
Longitude:-105.0644262

Quick information summary of the Westminster city area.

Westminster city is located in the state of Colorado. It occupies the area of 34 square miles. 3 square miles are water areas and 32 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Westminster city lies at +39.8821898, -105.0644262 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 106.114 living in the Westminster city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (82.03%), Some Other Race (6.72%) and Asian (5.41%). Median age is 34 for the males and 36 for the females.

Westminster is a city in Colorado that is a suburb of the city of Denver. It is located northwest of Denver, about 9 miles from the Colorado capital.

According to the most recent census statistics, Westminster has a population of just over 106,000, which makes it the seventh most populous city in Colorado and the 237th most populous city in the United States.

In 2006, it was ranked by Money Magazine as the 24th best place to live in the U.S.

Click here to read the full detailed Westminster city profile

Statistical data for the Westminster city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
106,114
White alone
87,04582.03 %
Black or African American alone
1,5051.42 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,0030.95 %
Asian alone
5,7465.41 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1140.11 %
Some Other Race alone
7,1366.72 %
Two or More races
3,5653.36 %

Click here to see many more graphs and stats tables for this area

Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Westminster city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Westminster city part within the Subdivision
Adams County 441.603- Westminster city part63.696
Brighton CCD 80.401- Westminster city part481
West Adams CCD 282.940- Westminster city part63.215
Jefferson County 534.543- Westminster city part42.418
Northeast Jefferson CCD 450.008- Westminster city part42.418

Profile of the Westminster city

History of Westminster

The area that came to be known as Westminster was brought to the attention of settlers in 1858 when gold was discovered there. This promise of gold convinced a lot of settlers who were coming west to settle in Colorado instead of continuing to California. Before people began to arrive in the area, this was a place where there were many antelope and buffalo.

The first permanent white settler in this area was Pleasant DeSpain, who settled here in 1870. He had property of 160 acres and this area is now referred to as DeSpain junction. In modern day Westminster, it was located where West 76 Ave and Lowell Street are located today.

The city of Westminster has a total area of about 33 square miles. In terms of demographics, most of the people living in Westminster are white – almost 85 percent of residents.

Transportation

Transportation is excellent in Westminster, which makes sense, considering that it is located so close to Denver. There are several major highways that run through the city, including the I-25, US 36, US 287, SH 95, SH 121, and SH 128.

Naturally, the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) has buses running to and from Westminster regularly. There are also plans in the works for the RTD to build commuter rail and bus rapid transit lines that will service Westminster.

The Denver International Airport is also very close for Westminster resident, as is the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Geography and Nature

As most cities and towns in Colorado, nature is a big part of the attraction for people who decide to live there. Westminster is no different. The city has an extensive trail network and open space system.

The most popular trail system in the area is the Big Dry Creek Trail which extends approximately 12 miles and leads from the outskirts of the city to Standley Lake. The city has preserved large expanses of land and has a lot of parks within city boundaries. Westminster is also home to several very attractive golf courses.

It once had a mall, the Westminster Mall, but it was torn down in 2012 in order to make room for a new downtown area for the city.

Statistical data for the Westminster city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
106,114
White alone
87,04582.03 %
Black or African American alone
1,5051.42 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,0030.95 %
Asian alone
5,7465.41 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1140.11 %
Some Other Race alone
7,1366.72 %
Two or More races
3,5653.36 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
106,114
Not Hispanic or Latino
84,10879.26 %
Hispanic or Latino
22,00620.74 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
106,114
Not Hispanic or Latino
84,10879.26 %
White alone
74,44788.51 %
Black or African American alone
1,3601.62 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4700.56 %
Asian alone
5,6506.72 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
820.10 %
Some Other Race alone
1750.21 %
Two or More races
1,9242.29 %
Hispanic or Latino
22,00620.74 %
White alone
12,59857.25 %
Black or African American alone
1450.66 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5332.42 %
Asian alone
960.44 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
320.15 %
Some Other Race alone
6,96131.63 %
Two or More races
1,6417.46 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
35
Male
34
Female
36

Household Type

Total
42,041
Family households
27,49565.40 %
Husband-wife family
20,66075.14 %
Other family
6,83524.86 %
Male householder, no wife present
2,23632.71 %
Female householder, no husband present
4,59967.29 %
Nonfamily households
14,54634.60 %
Householder living alone
11,10776.36 %
Householder not living alone
3,43923.64 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Westminster city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Westminster city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Westminster city center

Airport

  • Cirino Heliport [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]

Building

  • Anythink Huron Street Library [3.68 mi] [5.93 km]
  • Slapshot Hockey Center [1.55 mi] [2.49 km]
  • Thornton Fire Department Station 2 [3.64 mi] [5.85 km]
  • Westminster Fire Department Station 5 [2.02 mi] [3.25 km]
  • Children's Hospital Colorado Therapy Care Westminster [0.77 mi] [1.23 km]
  • Countryside Recreation Center [2.87 mi] [4.62 km]
  • City Park Recreation Center [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • North Metro Fire / Rescue Department Station 62 [3.64 mi] [5.86 km]

Canal

  • Niver Canal [1.03 mi] [1.66 km]
  • Church Ditch [3.74 mi] [6.02 km]
  • Tuck Lateral [3.69 mi] [5.95 km]
  • Dry Creek Valley Ditch [2.39 mi] [3.85 km]

Church

  • Saint Mark Catholic Church [2.08 mi] [3.35 km]
  • Westminster Christian Church [1.78 mi] [2.87 km]
  • Crossroads American Baptist Church [3.56 mi] [5.73 km]

Civil

  • City of Westminster [0.13 mi] [0.21 km]

Dam

  • Standley Lake Dam [2.67 mi] [4.3 km]
  • Myers Number 1, 2 and 3 Dam [1.04 mi] [1.67 km]
  • Ketner Dam [2.33 mi] [3.75 km]
  • Croke Number 7 Dam [3.5 mi] [5.64 km]
  • Lower Church Lake Dam [0.87 mi] [1.4 km]
  • Northglenn Terminal Dam [2.9 mi] [4.67 km]

Locale

  • Westfield Shopping Center [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • Westminster Sports Center [0.87 mi] [1.4 km]
  • The Golf Courses at Hyland Hills [1.07 mi] [1.72 km]
  • Standley Shores Shopping Center [1.81 mi] [2.91 km]
  • Hyland Hills Municipal Golf Course [1.24 mi] [1.99 km]
  • Federal Heights Plaza Shopping Center [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Huron Plaza Shopping Center [3.49 mi] [5.62 km]
  • Hillcrest Plaza Shopping Center [3.16 mi] [5.08 km]
  • Northglenn Mall Shopping Center [3.91 mi] [6.3 km]
  • Legacy Ridge Golf Course [1.58 mi] [2.54 km]
  • The Heritage At Westmoor Golf Course [3.07 mi] [4.94 km]

Mine

  • Charles Lily Mine [0.46 mi] [0.73 km]

Park

  • Carol Butts Park [1.58 mi] [2.54 km]
  • Pecos Park [3.31 mi] [5.33 km]
  • Westbrook Park [2.18 mi] [3.5 km]
  • Ruston Park [2.55 mi] [4.11 km]
  • Waterpointe - Bellio Open Space [0.55 mi] [0.88 km]
  • Hampshire Park [0.92 mi] [1.48 km]
  • Norse Glenn Park [3.65 mi] [5.87 km]
  • Waverly Acres Park [0.3 mi] [0.48 km]
  • Ketner Open Space [2.31 mi] [3.72 km]
  • Kensington Park [2.62 mi] [4.22 km]
  • J D Clayton Park [3.29 mi] [5.29 km]
  • Mayfair Park [2.31 mi] [3.72 km]
  • Sensory Park [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • City Park [0.55 mi] [0.89 km]
  • Sperry Park [2.88 mi] [4.63 km]
  • Danahy Park [3.44 mi] [5.54 km]
  • Chelsea Park [2.62 mi] [4.22 km]
  • Walnut Grove Park [2.09 mi] [3.36 km]
  • Livingston Park [3.37 mi] [5.43 km]
  • Rotary Park [3.2 mi] [5.14 km]
  • Windsor Park [1.76 mi] [2.83 km]
  • Northwest Open Space [2.96 mi] [4.76 km]
  • Stratford Park [1.04 mi] [1.68 km]
  • Charles Winburn Park [3.8 mi] [6.12 km]

Populated Place

  • Holiday Hills Village [3.16 mi] [5.09 km]
  • Sunset Ridge [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]
  • Kimberly Hills [2.63 mi] [4.24 km]
  • Sunstream [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Northborough Heights [2.37 mi] [3.81 km]
  • Hillcrest [3.3 mi] [5.31 km]
  • Wallace Village [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]
  • Countryside [2.93 mi] [4.71 km]
  • Walnut Grove [2.1 mi] [3.38 km]
  • Wandering View [1.86 mi] [2.99 km]
  • Westview [3.4 mi] [5.47 km]
  • Cotton Creek [1.4 mi] [2.26 km]
  • Sheridan Green [1 mi] [1.61 km]

Reservoir

  • Myers Number 1, 2 and 3 Reservoirs [1.04 mi] [1.67 km]
  • Ketner Reservoir [2.43 mi] [3.91 km]
  • Croke Reservoir Number 7 [3.5 mi] [5.64 km]
  • Croke Reservoir [3.54 mi] [5.69 km]
  • Lower Church Lake [0.98 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Northglenn Terminal Reservoir [2.87 mi] [4.61 km]

School

  • Woodrow Wilson Academy [1.81 mi] [2.92 km]
  • Niver Creek Middle School [3.29 mi] [5.29 km]
  • Sunset Ridge Elementary School [2.09 mi] [3.36 km]
  • Adams Elementary School [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]
  • Federal Heights Elementary School [2.65 mi] [4.26 km]
  • Charles Semper Elementary School [1.09 mi] [1.76 km]
  • Mandalay Middle School [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]
  • Lukas Elementary School [2.11 mi] [3.39 km]
  • Rocky Mountain Elementary School [1.82 mi] [2.93 km]
  • Jefferson Academy Charter School [1.14 mi] [1.84 km]
  • Northglenn High School [3.77 mi] [6.07 km]
  • Hillcrest Elementary School [3.38 mi] [5.44 km]
  • Standley Lake High School [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]
  • Witt Elementary School [2.55 mi] [4.1 km]
  • Westview Elementary School [3.25 mi] [5.23 km]
  • Vantage Point High School [3.73 mi] [6 km]
  • Sheridan Green Elementary School [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • Cotton Creek Elementary School [1.49 mi] [2.39 km]

Stream

  • Walnut Creek [0.3 mi] [0.48 km]

Photos from the Westminster city

Photos provided by Panoramio. Photos are under the copyright of their owners.

Photos on Map - Westminster city, Colorado

Map of Westminster city, Colorado

Current weather situation in the Westminster city

City Alias ZIP Codes
ArvadaWestminster80003, 80005
BroomfieldWestminster80020, 80021, 80023
DenverWestminster80234, 80221, 80260
ThorntonWestminster80241
WestminsterDenver80030, 80031
WestminsterWestminster80031, 80035, 80036, 80030

Are you from Westminster city or have to say something about this place?