Westminster 62 Below average
Westminster Livability #704 ranked city in California#21,092 ranked city in the USARanks better than 28% of areas
A+ Westminster Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westminster Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than California
14747% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westminster cost of living
C- Westminster Crime Total crime is 5% higher than California
Total crime
2,96115% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3415% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%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
C- Westminster User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Westminster
Overall user rating
60% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
56% 5 total surveys
all Westminster poll results

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      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%.

      Westminster transportation information

      Average one way commute28min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.3%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.4%5.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)27354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (14)134711

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      Source: The Westminster, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).