Westwego, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Westwego, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Westwego had a population of 8,911 as of July 1, 2018. 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 29.906 and longitude -90.1423 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Westwego 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westwego: Salaville.

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Westwego, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,911
Population in Households 8,908
Population in Familes 7,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,868
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $36,567
Average Household Income $48,284
Per Capita Income $19,566


Total Housing Units 4,474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,788 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,837 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 849 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $142,223
Average Home Value $153,483


Total Households 3,625
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,339
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.47%
Households 0.65% 0.52%
Families 0.4% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

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, 2018 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 # 68 86th
Population Density # 19 96th
Diversity Index # 85 82nd
Median Household Income # 301 37th
Per Capita Income # 328 31st

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