Westwego, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westwego, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Westwego had a population of 9,012 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westwego: Salaville.

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


Total Population 9,012
Daytime Population: Workers 2,616
Daytime Population: Residents 5,358
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,974
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 9,009
Population in Familes 7,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,901
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $36,090
Average Household Income $49,563
Per Capita Income $20,137


Total Housing Units 4,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,893 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,781 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 778 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $139,732
Average Home Value $148,877


Total Households 3,674
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,379
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 0.75% 0.55%
Households 0.92% 0.67%
Families 0.69% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 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 # 68 86th
Population Density # 19 96th
Diversity Index # 88 81st
Median Household Income # 303 36th
Per Capita Income # 316 34th

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