Westwego, LA
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Westwego is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 8,542 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Westwego is the 57th largest community in Louisiana.

Westwego is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (14.72%), management occupations (10.52%), and sales jobs (5.89%).

In Westwego, just 8.01% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Westwego in 2010 was $21,106, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,424 for a family of four. However, Westwego contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westwego is a very 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 Italian, Irish, German, and French Canadian.

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