Westwego, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westwego, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Westwego had a population of 9,034 as of July 1, 2016. Westwego ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westwego is located at latitude 29.9054 and longitude -90.1435 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Westwego (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Westwego (GNIS ID: 2405721) 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 Westwego is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westwego 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 Westwego: Salaville.

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


Total Population 9,034
Population in Households 9,031
Population in Familes 7,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,908
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 3,687
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,393
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,877 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,810 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 742 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $133,225
Average Home Value $143,690


Median Household Income $35,546
Average Household Income $47,803
Per Capita Income $19,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.66%
Households 1.13% 0.78%
Families 0.89% 0.65%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Westwego, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westwego 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 # 69 86th
Population Density1 # 19 96th
Diversity Index2 # 94 80th
Median Household Income # 306 36th
Per Capita Income # 322 32nd

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