According to beautyphoon.com, Westminster, Texas is a small city located in the northern part of Collin County. It has an area of about 5.5 square miles and is home to about 2,700 residents. Geographically, the city lies on flat terrain with some rolling hills scattered throughout the area. It is located near Lake Lavon, so there are some recreational activities available for visitors and locals alike. The climate in Westminster is typical of much of Texas with hot and humid summers and mild winters.
The history of Westminster dates back to 1846 when it was named after a town in England by one of its first settlers, William Davis. As the years passed, more settlers arrived and the town grew steadily until it was incorporated in 1954. Today, Westminster has a mayor-council form of government with an elected mayor who presides over six council members who are elected at-large for two year terms.
The economy in Westminster is mostly agricultural based with farming and ranching being popular activities for many locals. There are also several businesses located within the city limits including restaurants, retail stores, and service providers such as auto mechanics and electricians.
Westminster has two public schools: Westminster Elementary School (K-5) and Westminster High School (6-12). Both schools offer a variety of academic opportunities to their students as well as extracurricular activities including sports teams and performing arts groups such as band, orchestra, choir, theater productions, etc.
There are several landmarks located throughout the city including historic sites such as Old Town Square which features a number of old buildings that have been restored over time; The Old Stone Church which dates back to 1871; The First Presbyterian Church which was built in 1888; The Old Post Office which was constructed in 1911; The Collin County Courthouse which was built in 1914; And The National Register listed Fancher Building from 1909 that now serves as City Hall for Westminster residents.
Population: 390. Estimated population in July 2020: 426 (+9.2% change)
Males: 192 (49.2%), Females: 198 (50.8%)
Zip code: 75485
Median resident age: 35.2 years
Median household income: $42,083
Median house value: $63,100
Races in Westminster:
- White Non-Hispanic (93.3%)
- Hispanic (5.9%)
- Other race (2.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: United States (20.8%), German (9.2%), English (6.9%), Irish (6.4%), French (4.6%), Dutch (1.8%).
Land area: 1.8 square miles
Westminster, Texas is a small town located in Collin County, about 45 minutes north of Dallas. The population of Westminster is estimated to be around 2,000 people. The town is mostly residential and rural, with some small businesses and services located within the city limits. The majority of the population is white, with African-Americans making up around 10% of the population. There are a few Hispanic families in the area as well.
The median age in Westminster is 43 years old and the median household income is around $60,000 per year. The town has a very low crime rate compared to other cities in Texas and its unemployment rate remains lower than both state and national averages. Education wise, most residents have at least a high school diploma or equivalent; however, there are also some college graduates living in Westminster as well. In terms of religion, most of the population identifies as Christian with Baptist being the predominant denomination though there are also several other churches in town representing various other religions such as Catholicism and Judaism.
For population 25 years and over in Westminster
- High school or higher: 74.3%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 2.4%
- Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
- Unemployed: 1.4%
- Mean travel time to work: 31.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Westminster city
- Never married: 17.5%
- Now married: 62.0%
- Separated: 2.0%
- Widowed: 5.0%
- Divorced: 13.5%
1.0% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.5%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Westminster:
- NORTH CENTRAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; MCKINNEY, TX)
- REGIONAL HOSPITAL OF TEXOMA (about 22 miles; SHERMAN, TX)
- WILSON N JONES MEMORIAL HOSP-NORTH CAM (about 22 miles; SHERMAN, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westminster:
- DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 46 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: DAL)
- DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (about 52 miles; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: DFW)
- FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 66 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: AFW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westminster:
- MC KINNEY MUNI (about 17 miles; MC KINNEY, TX; Abbreviation: TKI)
- SHERMAN MUNI (about 21 miles; SHERMAN, TX; Abbreviation: SWI)
- AERO COUNTRY (about 23 miles; MC KINNEY, TX; Abbreviation: T31)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westminster:
- COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL PARK (about 19 miles; MCKINNEY, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,514)
- GRAYSON COUNTY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; DENISON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
- THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (about 34 miles; RICHARDSON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,695)
- RICHLAND COLLEGE (about 37 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,352)
- TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE (about 39 miles; COMMERCE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,998)
- EASTFIELD COLLEGE (about 40 miles; MESQUITE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,457)
- BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE (about 41 miles; FARMERS BRANCH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,711)