Westwego, LA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Westwego, Louisiana Info Snack

Population
8,438
Unemployment
6.5%
Poverty
28.3%
Median Home
$123,600
Median Income
$30,126
Median Rent
$895

Westwego SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
3
Commute
8.5

Westwego, LA Crime Report

199
Total Crimes
2,364.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-4.52%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Westwego
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 199 2,364.8 3,711.3 2,476.7
Violent Crime 20 237.7 549.3 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 11.7 5.0
Robbery 6 71.3 86.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 11 130.7 402.1 250.2
Property Crime 179 2,127.2 3,162.0 2,109.9
Burglary 25 297.1 579.0 340.5
Larceny 144 1,711.2 2,352.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 10 118.8 230.5 219.9

Westwego, LA Cost Of Living

91
Westwego's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Westwego Louisiana National Average
Overall 91 92 100
Services 98 96 100
Groceries 103 98 100
Health 117 98 100
Housing 74 81 100
Transportation 104 99 100
Utilities 80 88 100

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Rankings for Westwego in Louisiana

Map Of Westwego, LA

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Population over time in Westwego

Year Population % Change
2019 8,438 -0.7%
2018 8,499 -0.7%
2017 8,557 0.1%
2016 8,545 -0.2%
2015 8,564 0.4%
2014 8,531 -0.4%
2013 8,561 -0.6%
2012 8,615 -1.2%
2011 8,717 -1.2%
2010 8,821 -

Race / Ethnicity in Westwego

White
58.4% (4,928)
African American
26.7% (2,253)
American Indian
1.4% (121)
Asian
4.4% (375)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (11)
Two Or More
1.5% (129)
Hispanic
7.4% (621)
Race Westwego LA USA
White 58.4% 58.7% 60.7%
African American 26.7% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 1.4% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 4.4% 1.7% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.5% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 7.4% 5.1% 18.0%

Gender in Westwego

Female
54.9% (4,632)
Male
45.1% (3,806)
Gender Westwego LA USA
Female 54.9% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 45.1% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Westwego for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (759)
9-12th Grade
19.0% (1,603)
High School / GED
39.0% (3,290)
Some College
17.0% (1,434)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (506)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (675)
Master's Degree
1.0% (84)
Professional Degree
1.0% (84)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Westwego LA USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 19.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 1.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Westwego, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
9.9% (83,217)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.6% (89,161)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.5% (156,096)
$25,000 to $34,999
17.1% (144,466)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.7% (98,723)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.4% (113,195)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (82,700)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.0% (41,866)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.8% (6,977)
$200,000 or more
3.2% (27,394)
Income Westwego LA USA
Less than $10,000 9.9% 9.6% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.6% 5.9% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.5% 12.0% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 17.1% 10.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.7% 12.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.4% 16.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 11.2% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.0% 12.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.8% 5.0% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 3.2% 4.6% 7.7%

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