Westwego, Louisiana Population 2022

8,574
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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.

Westwego Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westwegowas:

  • White: 70.16%
  • Black or African American: 18.90%
  • Asian: 4.72%
  • Other race: 3.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.19%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Westwego, Louisiana is 8,574 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,568.

Westwego, Louisiana Population 2022

Population by Race

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Westwego Population by Race

Westwego Population Pyramid 2022

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Westwego Median Age

42.1


Total

37.1


Male

46.6


Female

Westwego Adults

There are 6,778 adults, (1,308 of whom are seniors) in Westwego.

Westwego Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Westwego Sex Ratio

Female

4,496

53.45%

Male

3,915

46.55%

Westwego Population by Age

Westwego Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westwego Household Types

50.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westwego Households and Families

3.12

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Westwego Households by Type

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Westwego Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westwego Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Westwego Educational Attainment by Race

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$28,836

Average Earnings

$33,438

Average Male

$26,857

Average Female

Westwego Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westwego Language by Age

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Westwego Language

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.

Westwego Language

Westwego Poverty by Race

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22.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.10%

Male Poverty Rate

24.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westwego

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%.

Westwego Poverty

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Westwego Poverty Rate by Education

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Westwego Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westwego Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Westwego Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Westwego Married by Age and Sex

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Westwego Marriage

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.

Westwego Marital Status by Race

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Westwego Marital Status

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364

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Westwego Veterans by War

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Westwego Veterans by Age

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Westwego Veterans by Race

Westwego Veterans by Education

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10.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westwego Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Westwego Employment by Age

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Westwego Employment by Race

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Westwego Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.15%

Born in Westwego

92.47%

Native Born

7.53%

Foreign Born

2.12%

Non Citizen

5.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Westwego Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Westwego Population by Year