Westwego, Louisiana Population 2020

8,360

Westwego is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 8,360, it is the 44th largest city in Louisiana and the 3497th largest city in the United States. Westwego is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -2.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,534 in 2010. Westwego reached it's highest population of 12,663 in 1980. Spanning over 4 miles, Westwego has a population density of 2,683 people per square mile.

The average household income in Westwego is $45,614 with a poverty rate of 28.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $905 per month, and the median house value is $125,500. The median age in Westwego is 41.3 years, 37.5 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.7 males.

Westwego Demographics

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

  • White: 63.36%
  • Black or African American: 26.74%
  • Asian: 3.92%
  • Other race: 2.80%
  • Two or more races: 1.65%
  • Native American: 1.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Westwego, Louisiana is 8,360, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,428.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,534.

Westwego, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,38563.36%
Black or African American2,27326.74%
Asian3333.92%
Some Other Race2382.80%
Two or More Races1401.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native1301.53%

Westwego Population Pyramid 2020

Westwego Median Age

41.3


Total

37.5


Male

43.5


Female

Westwego Adults

There are 6,566 adults, (1,528 of whom are seniors) in Westwego.

Westwego Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Westwego Sex Ratio

Female

4,729

55.64%

Male

3,770

44.36%

Westwego Households and Families

Westwego Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Westwego Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
All49.1%50.9%
Non Family42.8%57.2%
Male29.9%70.1%
Female25%75%

49.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4152.4949.1
Non Family1,2821.2442.8
Married1,0792.9578.9
Female7833.7125
Male2713.0429.9

3.18

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Westwego Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5779.66%
9th to 12th Grade93715.70%
High School Graduate2,42340.59%
Some College1,07217.96%
Associates Degree3916.55%
Bachelors Degree4767.97%
Graduate Degree941.57%

Westwego Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,9062,951240
Black1,208839175
Hispanic41028265
Asian28926862
Other Race1419120
Native American999919
Multiple Races75349

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 asian people with a rate of 21.45%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,760$38,287$25,351
Less Than High School$14,514$27,604$8,550
High School Grad$30,671$39,844$24,268
Some College$30,384$35,625$27,372
Bachelors Degree$39,333$74,135$31,346
Graduate Degree$45,321$$44,167

$29,760

Average Earnings

$38,287

Average Male

$25,351

Average Female

Westwego Language

Westwego Language by Age

Westwego Language

91.59% of Westwego residents speak only English, while 8.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.93% of the population.

Westwego Poverty

Westwego Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,0191,04020.72%
Black2,27398743.42%
Hispanic65928042.49%
Other23810242.86%
Asian3336820.42%
Multiple1406546.43%
Native1305139.23%

28.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.73%

Male Poverty Rate

33.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westwego

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westwego is Multiple, with 46.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westwego is Asian, with 20.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.09%
Some College23.51%
Bachelors or Greater16.14%
High School15.97%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed72.34%
Male Unemployed39.81%
Female Employed15.28%
Male Employed5.60%

Westwego Income

Westwego Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,854$45,614
Families$32,630$48,852
Married Families$46,766-
Non Families$28,333$39,207

Westwego Marital Status

Westwego Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

26.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Westwego Married by Age and Sex

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

Westwego Veterans

314

Number of Veterans

314

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam210
Korea47
World War II14
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War7

$Westwego Veterans by Education

14.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westwego Employment Status

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Westwego Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.72%

Born in Louisiana

94.43%

Native Born

5.57%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.43% of Westwego residents were born in the United States, with 78.72% having been born in Louisiana. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,360-34-0.41%
20198,394-34-0.40%
20188,428-70-0.82%
20178,498-34-0.40%
20168,532130.15%
20158,51980.09%
20148,511-18-0.21%
20138,529-6-0.07%
20128,535-13-0.15%
20118,548130.15%
20108,535-2,228-2.29%
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%