Westwego is a city located in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 8,574, it is the 68th largest city in Louisiana and the 4596th largest city in the United States. Westwego is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 0.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,568 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Westwego has a population density of 2,752 people per square mile.
The average household income in Westwego is $47,707 with a poverty rate of 22.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Westwego is 38.9 years, 33.4 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westwegowas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 88.46%.
90.31% of Westwego residents speak only English, while 9.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.58% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Westwego is Black, with 42.70% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Westwego is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.17%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Westwego
92.47% of Westwego residents were born in the United States, with 80.15% having been born in Louisiana. 2.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.