Westwego, Louisiana Population 2024

7,850

Westwego is a city located in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. Westwego has a 2024 population of 7,850. Westwego is currently declining at a rate of -2.33% annually and its population has decreased by -8.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,539 in 2020.

The average household income in Westwego is $58,534 with a poverty rate of 24.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Westwego is 47.2 years, 40.4 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.

Westwego Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westwego was:

  • White: 67.09%
  • Black or African American: 23.66%
  • Asian: 4.25%
  • Two or more races: 2.92%
  • Other race: 1.36%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,519.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.07% (-689)
The current population of Westwego, Louisiana is 7,850 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,539.

Westwego, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,68067.09%
Black or African American2,00323.66%
Asian3604.25%
Two or more races2472.92%
Other race1151.36%
Native American610.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Westwego Population by Race

Westwego Population Pyramid 2024

Westwego Median Age

47.2

Total

40.4

Male

49.1

Female

Westwego Adults

There are 7,221 adults, (1,629 of whom are seniors) in Westwego.

Westwego Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Westwego Sex Ratio

Female4,11448.59%
Male4,35251.41%

Westwego Population by Age

Westwego Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0422.094753
Non Family1,7021.2429.670.4
Married1,2552.5378.621.4
Female7503.145.254.8
Male3352.5520.379.7
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2.59

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Westwego Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Westwego Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westwego Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 42.62%.

Westwego Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,714

Average Earnings

$37,276

Average Male

$31,602

Average Female

Westwego Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westwego Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Westwego Language

91.92% of Westwego residents speak only English, while 8.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.89% of the population.

Westwego Language

Westwego Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,52795417.26%
Black2,00375437.64%
Asian36016445.56%
Multiple2479036.44%
Hispanic3628724.03%
Other1158170.43%
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24.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.74%

Male Poverty Rate

22.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westwego

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westwego is Other, with 70.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westwego is White, with 17.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.43%.

Westwego Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.09%
Some College22.25%
High School18.1%
Bachelors or Greater5.63%
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Westwego Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed98.33%
Female Unemployed14.5%
Female Employed11.07%
Male Employed9.04%
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Westwego Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westwego Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Westwego Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Westwego Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Westwego Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Westwego Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Westwego Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

472

Number of Veterans

419

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

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Westwego Veterans by War

count

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Westwego Veterans by Age

count

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Westwego Veterans by Race

Westwego Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westwego Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Westwego Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Westwego Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Westwego Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.34%

Born in Westwego

96.75%

Native Born

3.25%

Foreign Born

0.17%

Non Citizen

3.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.75% of Westwego residents were born in the United States, with 82.34% having been born in Louisiana. 0.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Westwego Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,915-187-2.63%
20287,102-187-2.57%
20277,289-187-2.5%
20267,476-187-2.44%
20257,663-187-2.38%
20247,850-187-2.33%
20238,037-187-2.27%
20228,224-187-2.22%
20218,411-128-1.5%
20208,5391842.2%
20198,355-40-0.48%
20188,395-70-0.83%
20178,465-38-0.45%
20168,50370.08%
20158,49620.02%
20148,494-22-0.26%
20138,516-7-0.08%
20128,523-21-0.25%
20118,544120.14%
20108,532-2,231-20.73%
200010,763-455-4.06%
199011,218-1,445-11.41%
198012,6631,26111.06%
197011,4021,58716.17%
19609,8151,48717.86%
19508,3283,33666.83%
19404,9921,00525.21%
19303,987
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Westwego Population by Year