Colorado Recruiting Zone - Westminster


Westminster Highlights

  • Incorporated in 1911
  • 35.5% of the population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • A recipient of the International Livable Communities Award and noted as one of Money Magazine’s “Hottest Towns”


  • Population: 109,353
  • Median Age: 35.4
  • Land Area: 33.7 square miles
  • Counties: Adams and Jefferson

Environmental Attractions

  • 4.5 square miles of open space and 11 square miles of green space
  • 55 developed parks
  • 4 golf courses

Fun Facts

  • In 1891, construction began on the Westminster Castle, a red sandstone castle which was to become "The Princeton of the West." It can still be seen today at West 83rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard.

Arts & Culture

  • The Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with interactive fun to teach visitors about invertebrates and conservation. The five immersive exhibits, including a rainforest filled with 1,600 free-flying tropical butterflies, provide a year-round, unforgettable experience.
  • The Westminster Promenade is a world-class entertainment, hospitality and dining venue. The outdoor pedestrian village boasts a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues, including one of the busiest AMC 24-screen movie theatres in the nation, interactive water features, a three-rink ice arena, a state of the art bowling center, and a world-renowned insect zoo.

Major Employers

  • Avaya
  • St. Anthony’s North Hospital
  • Ball Corporation
  • LPS Asset Management Solutions
  • McKesson Information Solutions
  • Alliance Data Systems

Economic Development

  • Westminster has 22 business parks and 67 retail centers.
  • Westminster offers a reclaimed water system that provides a dependable, drought-resistant, environmentally sound source of water for irrigation that is less expensive than potable water. Reclaimed water rates are charged at 80% of the potable rate.
  • Westminster has high-tech and high speed telecommunication