Westminster, CO

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Population

111,895

0.112% growth

Poverty Rate

8.57%


Median Age

36.5


Median Household Income

$70,990

1.7% growth

Number of Employees

60,088

0.0931% decline

Median Property Value

$273,500

9.44% growth

About

In 2017, Westminster, CO had a population of 112k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $70,990. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Westminster, CO grew from 111,770 to 111,895, a 0.112% increase and its median household income grew from $69,805 to $70,990, a 1.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Westminster, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.2%), White (Hispanic) (17.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.05%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.15%). N/A% of the people in Westminster, CO speak a non-English language, and 94.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Westminster, CO are Front Range Community College (5,545 degrees awarded in 2017), DeVry University-Colorado (184 degrees), and Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster (71 degrees).

The median property value in Westminster, CO is $273,500, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Westminster, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Westminster, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Westminster, CO employs 60.1k people. The largest industries in Westminster, CO are Retail Trade (7,014 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,113 people), and Manufacturing (5,909 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,571), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,500), and Information ($67,209).

Median household income in Westminster, CO is $70,990. Males in Westminster, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Westminster, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,990

2017 value

± $2,198

1.7%

1 Year Growth

± 4.05%

Households in Westminster, CO have a median annual income of $70,990, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,805 in 2016, which represents a 1.7% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Westminster, CO compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westminster, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 94.10

  2. Census Tract 600

  3. Census Tract 94.08

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westminster, CO was Census Tract 94.10 with a value of $117,695, followed by Census Tract 600 and Census Tract 94.08, with respective values of $115,492 and $102,196.

The following map shows all of the places in Westminster, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.57% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westminster, CO (9.53k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,198 ± 662

  2. Hispanic

    4,083 ± 500

  3. Asian

    423 ± 148

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westminster, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.1k

2017 Value

± 1,636

-0.0931%

1 Year decline

± 3.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westminster, CO declined at a rate of -0.0931%, from 60.1k employees to 60.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westminster, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,169 people), Management Occupations (6,994 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,764 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westminster, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Westminster, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,169 people), Management Occupations (6,994 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,764 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westminster, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.58 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.47 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Westminster, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,253), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,715), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,894).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.1k

2017 Value

± 1,636

-0.0931%

1 Year decline

± 3.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westminster, CO declined at a rate of -0.0931%, from 60.1k employees to 60.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westminster, CO, are Retail Trade (7,014 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,113 people), and Manufacturing (5,909 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westminster, CO, though some of these residents may live in Westminster, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Westminster, CO, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (7,014 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,113 people), and Manufacturing (5,909 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westminster, CO has an unusually high number of Information (1.84 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.57 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Westminster, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,571), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,500), and Information ($67,209).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.1% of the population of Westminster, CO has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 9.19% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Westminster, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Westminster, CO see 1237 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.569% increase from the previous year (1230 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1102 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 397 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,237 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, CO see an average of 1,237 patients per year. This represents a 0.569% increase from the previous year (1,230 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.92%

Uninsured

55.9%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

9.19%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westminster, CO declined by 13.7% from 10.3% to 8.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Westminster, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

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Diversity

Westminster, CO is home to a population of 112k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.1% of Westminster, CO residents were born outside of the country (11.3k people).

In 2017, there were 3.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.2k people) in Westminster, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.9k White (Hispanic) and 6.77k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Westminster, CO was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Westminster, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Westminster, CO residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.3k people

9.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.9k people

As of 2017, 10.1% of Westminster, CO residents (11.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Westminster, CO was 9.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

94.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.4% of Westminster, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Westminster, CO was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Westminster, CO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    75.2k ± 1.29k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    19.9k ± 1.36k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    6.77k ± 717

In 2017, there were 3.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.2k people) in Westminster, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.9k White (Hispanic) and 6.77k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Westminster, CO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,258 ± 265

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,293 ± 238

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,165 ± 244

Westminster, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Westminster, CO awarded 5,856 degrees. The student population of Westminster, CO is skewed towards women, with 8,619 male students and 10,980 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Westminster, CO are White (4,230 and 73.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (750 and 13%), Unknown (256 and 4.44%), and Two or More Races (195 and 3.38%).

The largest universities in Westminster, CO by number of degrees awarded are Front Range Community College (5,545 and 94.7%), DeVry University-Colorado (184 and 3.14%), and Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster (71 and 1.21%).

The most popular majors in Westminster, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (830 and 14.2%), General Business Administration & Management (685 and 11.7%), and Welding Technology (631 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in Westminster, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 615 degrees awarded

  2. 596 degrees awarded

  3. 399 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Westminster, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 615 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Westminster, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,545 degrees awarded

  2. 184 degrees awarded

  3. 71 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Westminster, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Front Range Community College with 5,545 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,063

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,793

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,063 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Westminster, CO, which is 1.1 times more than the 2,793 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,230 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    750 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    256 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Westminster, CO were to White students. These 4,230 degrees mean that there were 5.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 750 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westminster, CO was $273,500 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $249,900 to $273,500, a 9.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Westminster, CO is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Westminster, CO have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Westminster, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$273,500

2017 Median

± $3,865

$249,900

2016 Median

± $4,019

In 2017, the median property value in Westminster, CO grew to to $273,500 from the previous year's value of $249,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Westminster, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westminster, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$70,990

Median Household Income

± $2,198

43.1k

Number of Households

± 1,297

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.1k households in Westminster, CO grew to $70,990 from the previous year's value of $69,805.

The following chart displays the households in Westminster, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Westminster, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westminster, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2017 Homeownership

64.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.5% of the housing units in Westminster, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Westminster, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westminster, CO have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Westminster, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.86%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Westminster, CO was Drove Alone (79.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.86%) and those who Worked At Home (5.49%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Westminster, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Westminster, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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