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Westlake, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Westlake had a population of 4,837 as of July 1, 2019. 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 30.2421 and longitude -93.2507 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Westlake 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.

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

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Westlake, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Westlake, LA Housing Affordability Index is 227
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Westlake, LA Wealth Index is 58
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,837
Population in Households 4,837
Population in Familes 3,873
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,303
Diversity Index1 45
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,719
Average Household Income $63,088
Per Capita Income $25,505
Wealth Index3 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,200 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 733 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $123,622
Housing Affordability Index2 227
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,934
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,236
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.62% 0.55%
Households 0.77% 0.59%
Families 0.37% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

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, 2019 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 # 119 75th
Population Density # 104 78th
Diversity Index # 263 45th
Median Household Income # 131 73rd
Per Capita Income # 138 71st

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