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Jefferson County and Adams County, Colorado

80021, 80030, 80031

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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Westminster is approximately 108,710 (2006), 106114 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 40,842 (2006), 42041 (2010).
The amount of land area in Westminster is 69.393 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Westminster is 31.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.347 sq kilometers.
The distance from Westminster to Washington DC is 1591 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 12 miles. (as the crow flies)
Westminster is positioned 39.88 degrees north of the equator and 105.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Westminster elevation is 5,300 feet above sea level.
Westminster median income is $ 56,323 (2000).
The Westminster median home price is $ 170,400 (2000).


in central Colorado about 12 miles from Denver. Other nearby communities include Federal Heights, Broomfield, Sherrelwood, Twin Lakes, Arvada, Berkley, Northglenn and Lakeside.
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History & History Related Items

An early settler here was Jim Baker. He came in 1859 and operated a ferry and store across Clear Creek. The first permanent settler was Pleasant DeSpain who built a home here in 1870. Not much later, more settlers came to DeSpain Junction as it was then known. The little community continued to grow and added business as well as homes and ranches. The railroad arrived in 1881. A developer, C.J. Harris, arrived in 1885. He bought up many homes and later the town was renamed Harris or Harris Park.

A University was eventually built and called Westminster University of Colorado. It later closed. The town voted to become a city and incorporated in 1911. At that time, the name was changed to Westminster in honor of the Westminster University.

Here is a history page for Westminster.
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The incorporation of Westminster



The Butterfly Pavilion
6252 West 104th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80020
Phone: 303-469-7660

Westminster Promenade - Stroll and Play

Bowles House Museum
3924 West 72nd Avenue
Phone: (303) 430-7929
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Westminster City Government

City of Westminster
4800 West 92nd Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031
Phone: 303-430-2400

Westminster has a Council/Manager form of government. It is located in both Jefferson County and in Adams County.

Westminster Libraries

Westminster Public Libraries

Westminster Schools

Jefferson County Public Schools

Adams County School District 50
4476 West 68th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80030
Phone: 303-428-3511

Front Range Community College
3645 West 112th Avenue
Westminster CO, 80031
Phone: 303-404-5000 Westminster


The population of Westminster was:
1990 - 74,625
2000 - 100,940
2005 - 105,084
2006 - 108,710

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