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Westlake, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Westlake had a population of 4,750 as of July 1, 2016. Westlake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westlake is located at latitude 30.2601 and longitude -93.2645 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Westlake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Westlake (GNIS ID: 2405718) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Westlake is located within Parish Governing Authority District 14, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westlake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westlake: Bryan, West Lake, West Lake Charles.

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Westlake, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,750
Population in Households 4,750
Population in Familes 3,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,303
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,893
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,242 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 652 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $96,014
Average Home Value $112,188


Median Household Income $39,096
Average Household Income $50,058
Per Capita Income $20,214
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.67%
Households 0.8% 0.8%
Families 0.38% 0.6%
Median Household Income   -0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westlake, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westlake to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 116 76th
Population Density1 # 98 80th
Diversity Index2 # 276 42nd
Median Household Income # 238 50th
Per Capita Income # 287 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.