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Westlake, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Westlake had a population of 4,794 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Westlake, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,794
Daytime Population: Workers 2,683
Daytime Population: Residents 2,563
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,246
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 4,794
Population in Familes 3,840
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,315
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $39,636
Average Household Income $52,155
Per Capita Income $21,077


Total Housing Units 2,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,262 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 651 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $102,388
Average Home Value $118,443


Total Households 1,913
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,230
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.74%
Households 0.84% 0.84%
Families 0.4% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2017 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 Density # 103 78th
Diversity Index # 272 43rd
Median Household Income # 244 49th
Per Capita Income # 271 43rd

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