Westwego, Louisiana Population 2022

8,158
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Westwego is a city located in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. Westwego has a 2020 population of 8,158. Westwego is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -4.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,532 in 2010.

The average household income in Westwego is $47,707 with a poverty rate of 28.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $895 per month, and the median house value is $123,600. 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: 61.92%
  • Black or African American: 27.48%
  • Asian: 4.44%
  • Other race: 2.93%
  • Two or more races: 1.79%
  • Native American: 1.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Westwego, Louisiana is 8,158 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,158.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,532.

Westwego, Louisiana Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,22561.92%
Black or African American2,31927.48%
Asian3754.44%
Some Other Race2472.93%
Two or More Races1511.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1211.43%
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Westwego Population by Race

Westwego Population Pyramid $2022

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Westwego Median Age

38.9


Total

33.4


Male

43.4


Female

Westwego Adults

There are 6,455 adults, (1,447 of whom are seniors) in Westwego.

Westwego Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Westwego Sex Ratio

Female

4,632

54.89%

Male

3,806

45.11%

Westwego Population by Age

Westwego Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westwego Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male7.7%92.3%
Female35.3%64.7%
Non Family40.4%59.6%
All48.1%51.9%
Married74.9%25.1%

48.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westwego Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2652.5848.1
Non Family1,1171.2340.4
Married1,113374.9
Female7513.7435.3
Male2843.237.7

3.21

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Westwego Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5249.08%
9th to 12th Grade1,11719.36%
High School Graduate2,27739.46%
Some College99517.24%
Associates Degree3486.03%
Bachelors Degree4477.75%
Graduate Degree631.09%
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Westwego Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westwego Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6582,713217
Black1,328821132
Hispanic33121658
Asian31828378
Other Race1097128
Native American898914
2+ Races642511

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 other race people with a rate of 25.69%.

Westwego Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,933$32,480$25,186
Less Than 9th Grade$17,227$29,479$9,310
High School Graduate$30,692$34,286$24,946
Some College$31,286$32,419$30,373
Bachelors Degree$31,378$75,433$26,528
Graduate Degree$32,407$$32,037

$28,933

Average Earnings

$32,480

Average Male

$25,186

Average Female

Westwego Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westwego Language by Age

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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 4.36% of the population.

Westwego Language

Westwego Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,3191,18150.93%
White4,90777415.77%
Hispanic62129146.86%
Other134NaN%
Asian3759725.87%
Multiple1516945.70%
Native1214638.02%

28.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.31%

Male Poverty Rate

31.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westwego

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westwego is Black, with 50.93% 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 5.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.97%.

Westwego Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.77%
Some College19.14%
High School18.53%
Bachelors or Greater16.47%

Westwego Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed46.83%
Female Unemployed38.68%
Female Employed14.69%
Male Employed9.01%

Westwego Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westwego Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,126$47,707
Families$34,088$53,928
Married Families$53,114-
Non Families$18,844$33,617
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Income by Household Type

Westwego Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

28.5%

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 55-64.

Westwego Marital Status by Race

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Westwego Marital Status

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353

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam235
Korea43
World War II10
First Gulf War10
Second Gulf War8

Westwego Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74172
75+119
55 to 6453
18 to 348
35 to 541

Westwego Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2515.94%
Black1026.67%

Westwego Veterans by Race

Westwego Veterans by Education

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28.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westwego Veterans by Education

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53.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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79.41%

Born in Westwego

94.68%

Native Born

5.32%

Foreign Born

1.83%

Non Citizen

3.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.68% of Westwego residents were born in the United States, with 79.41% having been born in Louisiana. 1.83% 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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20228,158-56-0.68%
20218,214-56-0.68%
20208,270-56-0.67%
20198,326-56-0.67%
20188,382-75-0.89%
20178,457-41-0.48%
20168,49850.06%
20158,49310.01%
20148,492-22-0.26%
20138,514-8-0.09%
20128,522-21-0.25%
20118,543110.13%
20108,532-2,231-2.30%
200010,763-455-0.41%
199011,218-1,445-1.20%
198012,6631,2611.05%
197011,4021,5871.51%
19609,8151,4871.66%
19508,3283,3365.25%
19404,9921,0052.27%
19303,9870.00%

Westwego Population by Year