Westwego, LA

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Westwego profile

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwego who work in office and administrative support (13.88%), personal care services (8.85%), and sales jobs (7.90%).

In Westwego, just 9.09% 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 $19,891, 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 $79,564 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, Irish, Italian, German, and Acadian/Cajun.

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