Westwego, Louisiana

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Population in 2014: 8,545 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.6%
Males: 4,196  (49.1%)
Females: 4,349  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Louisiana median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 70094.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,009 (it was $27,218 in 2000)
Westwego:

$33,009
LA:

$44,164

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,484 (it was $13,160 in 2000)

Westwego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,543 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Westwego:

$123,543
LA:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $698.

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  • Races in Westwego, LA (2013)

    Westwego races chart
    • 6,72978.4%White alone
    • 1,25614.6%Black alone
    • 2693.1%Hispanic
    • 1051.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 901.0%Two or more races
    • 620.7%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Asian alone

Races in Westwego detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westwego: 96.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (27.1%), Irish (9.2%), Italian (8.1%), German (7.0%), English (4.1%), United States (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1919

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 3.19 square miles.

Population density: 2,682 people per square mile   (average).

Westwego,LA real estate house value index trend

Westwego, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Westwego:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westwego city:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 21.3%

132 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Louisiana:

3.9%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Westwego, Louisiana as of May 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Westwego to the number of sex offenders is 406 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $572 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $282 (0.3%)

Westwego satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Metairie, LA (6.9 miles , pop. 146,136).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (7.0 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (314.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Bridge City, LA (1.4 miles ), Marrero, LA (1.5 miles ), Avondale, LA (1.9 miles ), Jefferson, LA (2.1 miles ), Estelle, LA (2.1 miles ), Harahan, LA (2.1 miles ), Harvey, LA (2.1 miles ), Elmwood, LA (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $46,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.90 N, Longitude: 90.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -380 (-4.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 529 (15.3%)

Westwego household income distribution Westwego home values distribution

Crime rates in Westwego by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000100100100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.010.10.00.010.00.00.011.60.00.0
Rapes 2430130102530
per 100,000 18.537.728.40.010.130.10.010.00.023.258.235.20.0
Robberies 151811101273336417
per 100,000 138.9169.6104.094.7120.770.330.929.929.369.746.611.782.0
Assaults 32332817273333261222241931
per 100,000 296.4310.9264.9161.1271.6331.4339.8259.1117.3255.5279.5223.0363.3
Burglaries 45556165547460524561434849
per 100,000 416.8518.1577.0615.8543.2743.2617.9518.3440.1708.3500.8563.3574.2
Thefts 196225217165176215161142138177121180171
per 100,000 1,815.52,119.62,052.61,563.21,770.32,159.31,657.91,415.31,349.52,055.31,409.32,112.42,003.7
Auto thefts 253518293323161513861114
per 100,000 231.6329.7170.3274.8331.9231.0164.8149.5127.192.969.9129.1164.0
Arson 420022021001N/A
per 100,000 37.118.80.00.020.120.10.019.99.80.00.011.7N/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 243.5299.7250.6194.1262.0276.7206.2199.6131.2237.0244.2217.1237.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Westwego detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 40 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.46
Louisiana average:

4.38
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +183 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Westwego: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Westwego, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westwego-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Westwego city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1964, a category F4 tornado 25.0 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 165 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westwego-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 331.3 miles away from Westwego center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 190.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 137.8 miles away from Westwego center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 295.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson Parish (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westwego topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westwego:

  • CHILDRENS HOSPITAL-DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  • CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  • NEW ORLEANS ADOLESCENT HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  • MILLER MANOR (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  • JOHN J HAINKEL JR HOME AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  • COVENANT HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  • DE PAUL HOSP (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NEW ORLEANS, LA)

Amtrak station near Westwego:

  • 5 miles: NEW ORLEANS (1001 LOYOLA AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Westwego:

  • 19 miles: Waterford 3 in Taft, LA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westwego:

  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 3 miles; New Orleans, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,912)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 3 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 5 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Delgado Community College (about 7 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • University of New Orleans (about 10 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Nicholls State University (about 41 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 47 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)

Public elementary/middle schools in Westwego:

Private elementary/middle school in Westwego:

  • OUR LADY PROMPT SUCCOR SCHOOL (Students: 187, Location: 531 AVENUE A, Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in Westwego: Westwego Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Westwego City Hall (B), Westwego Historical Museum (C), Jefferson Parish Library Westwego Branch (D), Westwego Police Department (E), A-Bears Day Care Center (F), Big Bird Day Care Center (G), Big Bird Day Care Center Number 2 (H), Big Bird Day Care Center Number 3 (I), Westwego Fire Department (J), Little Bumble Bee Child Development Center (K), Little Lambs of God (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Wego Shopping Center (1), Westwood Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westwego include: New Life Fellowship Church (A), Westwego Missionary Baptist Church (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Westwego Church of God in Christ (D), True Vine Baptist Church (E), Tabernacle Church (F), Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (G), Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church (H), First Baptist Church of Westwego (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Westwego include: Louis H Marrero Park (1), Westwego Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Live Oak Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 125 Acadia Drive), Crystal Bleau Entertainment (Arcades & Amusements; 116 June Drive).

Hotels: Suburban Lodge (3051 Highway 90 West), Best Western Bayou Inn (9008 Westbank Expressway), Bridge View Motel (1024 Bridge City Avenue), Bon SOIR Motel (600 Westbank Expressway).

Jefferson Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 87.4. This is about average.

City:

87.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.575. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.575
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.46
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.64. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.64
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.27
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.7%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 55.7% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.9%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Westwego, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Westwego (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: Westwego Branch at 431 Fourth Street, branch established on 1953/10/15; Bayou Segnette Branch at 1996 Segnette Blvd, branch established on 2010/12/20. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Fifth District Savings Bank: 1317 Westbank Expressway Branch at 1317 Westbank Expressway, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $371.3 mil, Deposits: $308.3 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Westwego Branch at 900 Westbank Expressway, branch established on 1975/04/07. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Louisiana average:

12.2

Westwego travel time to work - commute Westwego mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Westwego city (based on Jefferson Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic148,82743
Evangelical Protestant57,266160
Mainline Protestant9,90830
Other9,66623
Black Protestant7,39432
Orthodox3001
None199,191-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 107
Jefferson Parish:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 62
Jefferson Parish:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Jefferson Parish:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 334
Here:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson Parish:

28.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.8%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Westwego:

43.6%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Westwego:

20.8%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Westwego:

11.4%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
Westwego:

54.1%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Westwego:

78.5%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westwego, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$5,866$70,3920$0
Other Government Administration 18$62,558$41,7055$10,007
Judicial and Legal 3$14,747$58,9883$3,755
Police Protection - Officers 55$172,310$37,5950$0
Police - Other 1$7,132$85,5841$1,436
Firefighters 15$107,414$85,9313$1,323
Welfare 3$7,839$31,3560$0
Health 4$15,816$47,44818$33,340
Sewerage 14$60,177$51,5800$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,247$30,7411$2,374
Water Supply 11$47,005$51,2780$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,128$61,5360$0
Totals for Government 130$516,239$47,65331$52,235

Westwego government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $653,000 ($76.42)
    Housing & Community Development: $314,000 ($36.75)
    Sewerage: $77,000 ($9.01)
    Water Utilities: $67,000 ($7.84)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,386,000 ($162.20)
    Sewerage: $946,000 ($110.71)
    Housing & Community Development: $930,000 ($108.84)
    Central Staff Services: $864,000 ($101.11)
    Water Utilities: $824,000 ($96.43)
    Fire Protection: $734,000 ($85.90)
    General - Other: $695,000 ($81.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $568,000 ($66.47)
    Regular Highways: $412,000 ($48.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $235,000 ($27.50)
    Health Services - Other: $88,000 ($10.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000 ($6.67)
    Financial Administration: $44,000 ($5.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $1,483,000 ($173.55)
    Police Protection: $378,000 ($44.24)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($11.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $80,000 ($9.36)
    Housing & Community Development: $40,000 ($4.68)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($1.99)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($1.99)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($1.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,465,000 ($405.50)

Westwego government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $674,000 ($78.88)
    Housing & Community Development: $596,000 ($69.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $237,000 ($27.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $698,000 ($81.69)
    All Other: $157,000 ($18.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,698,000 ($198.71)
    All Other: $198,000 ($23.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $531,000 ($62.14)
    Interest Earnings: $113,000 ($13.22)
    Rents: $15,000 ($1.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $541,000 ($63.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,737,000 ($203.28)
    Highways: $176,000 ($20.60)
    General Support: $76,000 ($8.89)
  • Tax - Property: $1,801,000 ($210.77)
    Total General Sales: $1,592,000 ($186.31)
    NEC: $288,000 ($33.70)
    Public Utilities: $234,000 ($27.38)
    Motor Vehicle License: $31,000 ($3.63)

Westwego government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $65,000 ($7.61)

Westwego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,638,000 ($308.72)

6.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($234 average AGI)
Jefferson Parish:

0.05%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orleans Parish, LA  1.99% ($33,272 average AGI)
from St. Charles Parish, LA  0.30% ($32,921)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.29% ($40,590)


6.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($323 average AGI)
Jefferson Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orleans Parish, LA  2.31% ($36,426 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.46% ($51,238)
to St. Charles Parish, LA  0.26% ($37,901)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westwego:

  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOG (600 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: F.W. ROBERT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WSMB (1350 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSHO (800 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: SHADOWLANDS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WODT (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLA (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GRETNA, LA; Owner: CROCODILE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • WBYU (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGSO (990 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WGSO, L.L.C.)
  • KKNO (750 AM; daytime; 0 kW; GRETNA, LA; Owner: ROBERT C. BLAKES ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westwego:

  • WQUE-FM (93.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYLD-FM (98.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLMG (101.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZB (97.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTKL (95.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWNO (89.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & A & M COLLEGE)
  • WWOZ (90.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FRIENDS OF WWOZ, INC.)
  • WTUL (91.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBSN-FM (89.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: PROVIDENCE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRBH (88.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: RADIO FOR THE BLIND & HANDICAPPED, INC.)
  • KMEZ (102.9 FM; BELLE CHASSE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • KKND (106.7 FM; PORT SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCIL (107.5 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • KLRZ (100.3 FM; LAROSE, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAROSE, INC.)
  • WTIX-FM (94.3 FM; GALLIANO, LA; Owner: FLEUR DE LIS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westwego:

  • WWL-TV (Channel 4; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WWL-TV, INC.)
  • WLPN-LP (Channel 61; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GLENN R. & KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • KNOV-LP (Channel 57; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WHNO (Channel 20; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K66FW (Channel 14; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59DG (Channel 59; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WDSU (Channel 6; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: NEW ORLEANS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Westwego fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 97m318ftTotal length
  • $183,000Total costs
  • 59,650Total average daily traffic
  • 101,405Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Westwego)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Westwego, LA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 29.913528 Lon: -90.136444), Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPOQ550
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.337 MHz, 952.337 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/1998, Expiration Date: 10/28/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2000Registrant: Phone: (202) 783-4141

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4
  • 7700 Westbank Expressway (Lat: 29.904083 Lon: -90.153417), Type: Tower, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KQD
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.950 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 12.3544 MHz, 16.5294 MHz, 22.1604 MHzGrant Date: 03/14/2014, Expiration Date: 05/18/2024Registrant: Electronic Services,Inc., 7700 Westbank Exp., Westwego, LA 70094, Phone: (504) 436-2596, Fax: (504) 436-2599, Email:
  • 933 River Rd (Lat: 29.936028 Lon: -90.135639), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KQU512
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.725 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/2013, Expiration Date: 03/25/2023Registrant: Cargill, Incorporated, Minneapolis, MN 55440-5606, Phone: (952) 742-6183, Fax: (952) 742-4551, Email:
  • 7700 Westbank Expressway (Lat: 29.904083 Lon: -90.153417), Type: Pole, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WHW410, Licensee ID: L00010695
    Assigned Frequencies: 9300.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/2004, Expiration Date: 02/17/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/19/2014Registrant: Electronic Services Inc, 7700 Westbank Expressway, Westwego, LA 70094
  • 2012 River Rd (Lat: 29.957694 Lon: -90.150083), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQA797, Licensee ID: L00714760
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 08/07/2003, Expiration Date: 09/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2013Registrant: T T Coatings, Inc

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westwego)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7893Z , Serial Number: 15059993, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond V Thompson, 1327 Central Ave, Westwego, LA 70094

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$122,55413$119,52556$127,24420$33,9044$336,5037$168,1272$59,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$08$105,3280$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$152,3859$119,70429$112,00617$23,3291$461,2307$74,2103$73,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$76,5001$25,00022$106,3111$75,0000$02$42,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$136,00012$128,2123$73,0900$02$53,0002$59,635

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0271.00 , 0272.00, 0273.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$116,0003$197,417
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$337,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$80,3400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0271.00 , 0272.00, 0273.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 81
  • Hazardous Condition: 62
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Westwego

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westwego, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Westwego, Louisiana:

  • Suburban Extended Stay, 3051 Hwy 90, Westwego, Louisiana 70094 , Phone: (504) 324-4900, Fax: (504) 324-4911
  • Candlewood Suites, 3079 Hwy 90, Westwego, Louisiana 70094 , Phone: (504) 875-3500
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Westwego, Louisiana
Most common first names in Westwego, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph14670.3 years
James12966.5 years
John12968.4 years
Mary10972.5 years
Robert7665.0 years
William7467.2 years
Charles6068.4 years
George5868.9 years
Marie5778.8 years
Edward5765.9 years
Most common last names in Westwego, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams9767.0 years
Dufrene7273.6 years
Plaisance5873.8 years
Johnson5468.4 years
Boudreaux5472.8 years
Jones5263.1 years
Breaux5176.9 years
Smith4867.5 years
Bourgeois4873.7 years
Adams4769.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Westwego, LA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1New Balance2
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1The Athlete's Foot1
KFC1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
McDonald's1

Westwego compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Westwego on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #78 (70094) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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