Population: 91,635Median home value: $499,400 66 Ranks better than 43% of areas
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A+ Westminster Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westminster Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than California
14848% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westminster cost of living
C- Westminster Crime Total crime is 15% higher than California
Total crime
3,38123% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3023% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Westminster crime
D+ Westminster Employment Household income is 13% lower than California
Median household income
$55,287equal to the US average
Income per capita
$23,75520% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Westminster employment
F Westminster Housing Home value is 22% higher than California
Median home value
$499,400170% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,36444% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Westminster real estate or Westminster rentals
D Westminster Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than California
High school grad. rates
74%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
48%2% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Westminster K-12 schools or Westminster colleges

Living in Westminster, CA

Westminster is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 91,635 residents. Westminster has a population density of 9,125 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (40%) and Asian (48%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Westminster. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Westminster might be a good fit as 71% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 58% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Westminster, California. To help you find the best places to live in and around Westminster, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, employment, housing and more.

Westminster, CA receives 66 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #602 in California and #16,432 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Westminster has received high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Westminster does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F), education (D) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Westminster has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Little Saigon, Asian Garden Mall, and No Limit Motorsports Jason Britton.

Assuming that Westminster meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Westminster. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Westminster are simply unattainable. The median home price for Westminster homes is $499,400, which is 22% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Westminster, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9, which is 40.6% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Westminster are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Westminster homes comes in at 6.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.6%.

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Compare Westminster, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Westminster, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach8182,646
Turtle Rock, Irvine8112.910,223
Oak Creek, Irvine8113.611,939
Woodbridge, Irvine8012.225,315
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
University Park, Irvine8012.28,436
West Park, Irvine8011.123,037
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach807.72,873
Walnut Village, Irvine7911.99,197

Best Cities Near Westminster, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8533.820,477
Marina del Rey, CA8530.79,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8524.419,726
Manhattan Beach, CA842535,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8426.513,324
South Pasadena, CA8326.425,936
Newport Beach, CA839.986,813
Laguna Woods, CA8317.916,347

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A Taste Of Vietnam In Westminster, California

Westminster is part of Orange County, south of Los Angeles. This city's size has rapidly grown in the past thirty years. Not long ago, the original drive-in theater was turned into a shopping area, bringing many new jobs and more revenue to the city. The old screen is now a large billboard in memory of the theater. The shopping area has a wide variety of fascinating shops and major stores. Real estate prices are fair, but on a higher scale. Westminster has a friendly atmosphere, beautiful neighborhoods and a good sense of community.

Vietnamese cuisine in Westminster is superb to the rest of Orange County's similar venues. One restaurant I have visited several times and prefer above the others (several of the Vietnamese restaurants are great) is Pho Ben Thanh Inc. Authentic taste, a clean and friendly atmosphere and quick service make this restaurant an overall good choice.

Several attractions and fun things to do can be found in Westminster. The Vietnam War Memorial at Sid Goldstein Freedom Park is a very intriguing spot to visit. Also a point of interest in Westminster is the Blakely Historical Park and Museum, featuring many unique artifacts and information about the town's history.
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