Westminster, Massachusetts

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Westminster is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 6,907.

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History

Westminster was first settled in 1737, and was officially incorporated in 1759.

Westminster has four entries in the National Register of Historic Places:

The District includes the following buildings:

Westminster was the site of Westminster Academy, incorporated in 1833.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.3 square miles (96.7 km²), of which, 35.5 square miles (92.0 km²) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of it (4.90%) is water.

Westminster borders Ashburnham to the north, Gardner to the west, Hubbardston to the southwest, Princeton to the south, and Leominster and Fitchburg to the east.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,907 people, 2,529 households, and 1,954 families residing in the town. The population density was 194.5 people per square mile (75.1/km²). There were 2,694 housing units at an average density of 75.9/sq mi (29.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.50% White, 0.46% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population. 17.6% were of French, 15.0% Irish, 13.2% French Canadian, 9.0% English, 9.0% Italian, 8.5% Finnish and 5.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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