Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Westwego is 8,326. Westwego, Louisiana is the 3,493rd largest city in the US.
Westwego is located entirely in Jefferson Parish.
The peak population of Westwego was in 2000, when its population was 10,736. In 2000, Westwego was the 2,612th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3,493rd largest city in the US. Westwego is currently 22.4% smaller than it was in 2000.
Westwego has shrunk 22.4% since the year 2000. Westwego, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Westwego, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 6,301. The voting age population is 42.3% male and 57.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.1% of the residents of Westwego are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Westwego are 61.9% White, 27.5% Black, 4.4% Asian, 2.9% Other, 1.8% Two or more races and 1.4% American Indian. Additionally, 7.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Westwego, 28.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 40.0%. On a per-household basis, 21.6% of families are below the poverty line in Westwego.
Among those aged 16 and older, 53.9% of Westwego residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 71.6% of Westwego residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 8.8% have a bachelor's degree and 1.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Westwego residents aged 5 and older, 8.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Westwego is 6.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Westwego, 15.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Westwego is $30,126.
In Westwego, 48.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 51.9% of housing units in Westwego.
Of all the housing units in Westwego, 10.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Westwego, 6.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 250 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Westwego is $895.
In Westwego, 65.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
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