Westwego, LA

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Living in Westwego

Westwego is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 8,428 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Westwego is the 57th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Westwego is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westwego is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwego who work in sales jobs (12.78%), office and administrative support (11.40%), and personal care services (8.88%).

The citizens of Westwego have a very low rate of college education: just 9.55% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Westwego in 2010 was $19,307, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,228 for a family of four. However, Westwego contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westwego is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westwego home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westwego residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Westwego include French, Italian, German, Irish, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Westwego is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.