Westminster, MD

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Population

18,557

0.579% decline

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$60,984

8.22% growth

Number of Employees

8,582

2.7% decline

Median Property Value

$241,800

3.29% growth

About

In 2017, Westminster, MD had a population of 18.6k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $60,984. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Westminster, MD declined from 18,665 to 18,557, a -0.579% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,354 to $60,984, a 8.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Westminster, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.26%), White (Hispanic) (4.82%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.29%). N/A% of the people in Westminster, MD speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Westminster, MD are McDaniel College (898 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Westminster, MD is $241,800, and the homeownership rate is 50.6%. Most people in Westminster, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Westminster, MD is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maryland, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Westminster, MD employs 8.58k people. The largest industries in Westminster, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,382 people), Retail Trade (1,139 people), and Educational Services (976 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($79,459), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,568), and Public Administration ($67,303).

Median household income in Westminster, MD is $60,984. Males in Westminster, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Westminster, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,984

2017 value

± $4,578

8.22%

1 Year Growth

± 14.5%

Households in Westminster, MD have a median annual income of $60,984, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,354 in 2016, which represents a 8.22% annual growth.

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

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland 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. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westminster, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland 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 5075

  2. Census Tract 5077.04

  3. Census Tract 5077.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westminster, MD was Census Tract 5075 with a value of $90,093, followed by Census Tract 5077.04 and Census Tract 5077.03, with respective values of $88,306 and $87,733.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westminster, MD (1.93k out of 16.9k 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 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,534 ± 268

  2. Hispanic

    621 ± 185

  3. Black

    209 ± 128

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

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

8.58k

2017 Value

± 634

-2.7%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westminster, MD declined at a rate of -2.7%, from 8.82k employees to 8.58k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westminster, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,082 people), Management Occupations (1,064 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (860 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westminster, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Westminster, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,082 people), Management Occupations (1,064 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (860 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westminster, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.71 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.67 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Westminster, MD, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($77,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,500), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($72,098).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.58k

2017 Value

± 634

-2.7%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westminster, MD declined at a rate of -2.7%, from 8.82k employees to 8.58k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westminster, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,382 people), Retail Trade (1,139 people), and Educational Services (976 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westminster, MD, though some of these residents may live in Westminster, MD 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, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,382 people), Retail Trade (1,139 people), and Educational Services (976 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westminster, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.53 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.3 times), and Educational Services (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Westminster, MD, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($79,459), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,568), and Public Administration ($67,303).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $21.7B

  2. $19B

  3. $16.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $21.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($19B) and Electronics ($16.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$190B

2020 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

27.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $190B. This is expected to increase 27.8% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland 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 Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24.4B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $7.24B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24.4B, followed by Pennsylvania with $19.5B and New York and $7.24B.

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

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Health

95% of the population of Westminster, MD has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Westminster, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Westminster, MD see 2020 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.48% increase from the previous year (1952 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1711 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 572 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,020 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, MD see an average of 2,020 patients per year. This represents a 3.48% increase from the previous year (1,952 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carroll County, MD 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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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

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

4.96%

Uninsured

51.8%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westminster, MD declined by 29.2% from 7.01% to 4.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Westminster, MD 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. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Westminster, MD is home to a population of 18.6k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.3% of Westminster, MD residents were born outside of the country (983 people).

In 2017, there were 9.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.3k people) in Westminster, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 895 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Westminster, MD was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Westminster, MD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Westminster, MD residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

983 people

5.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

969 people

As of 2017, 5.3% of Westminster, MD residents (983 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, MD was 5.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Westminster, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Westminster, MD was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Westminster, MD

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    14.3k ± 437

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.53k ± 331

  3. White (Hispanic)

    895 ± 386

In 2017, there were 9.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.3k people) in Westminster, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 895 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    201 ± 99

  2. Korea

    180 ± 79

  3. Vietnam

    171 ± 82

Westminster, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Westminster, MD awarded 898 degrees. The student population of Westminster, MD is skewed towards women, with 1,021 male students and 1,795 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Westminster, MD are White (653 and 72.7%), followed by Black or African American (123 and 13.7%), Unknown (50 and 5.57%), and Hispanic or Latino (41 and 4.57%).

The largest universities in Westminster, MD by number of degrees awarded are McDaniel College (898 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Westminster, MD are General Educational Leadership & Administration (141 and 15.7%), Curriculum & Instruction (106 and 11.8%), and General Health & Physical Education (53 and 5.9%).

The median tuition costs in Westminster, MD are $41,800 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. 53 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Westminster, MD was General Health & Physical Education with 53 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Westminster, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

898 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$41,800

Median Private

In 2017, the Westminster, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was McDaniel College with 898 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

305

Degrees Awarded to Men

593

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 305 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Westminster, MD, which is 0.514 times less than the 593 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

    653 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    123 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    50 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Westminster, MD were to White students. These 653 degrees mean that there were 5.31 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 123 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westminster, MD was $241,800 in 2017, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $234,100 to $241,800, a 3.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Westminster, MD is 50.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Westminster, MD have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Westminster, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$241,800

2017 Median

± $11,989

$234,100

2016 Median

± $14,490

In 2017, the median property value in Westminster, MD grew to to $241,800 from the previous year's value of $234,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Westminster, MD 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, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$60,984

Median Household Income

± $4,578

6.99k

Number of Households

± 538

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.99k households in Westminster, MD grew to $60,984 from the previous year's value of $56,354.

The following chart displays the households in Westminster, MD 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

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Westminster, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westminster, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.6%

2017 Homeownership

49.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.6% of the housing units in Westminster, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.8%.

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

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Commute Time

32.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westminster, MD have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.59% of the workforce in Westminster, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    6.91%

  3. Walked

    5.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Westminster, MD was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.91%) and those who Walked (5.1%).

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

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