Westwego, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 8,549 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.6%
Males: 3,744  (43.8%)
Females: 4,805  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 70094.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,716 (it was $27,218 in 2000)
Westwego:

$32,716
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,690 (it was $13,160 in 2000)

Westwego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $131,666 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Westwego:

$131,666
LA:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $225,680; detached houses: $229,175; townhouses or other attached units: $188,179; in 2-unit structures: $206,969; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,404; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,317; mobile homes: $60,186; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $25,627

Median gross rent in 2017: $856.

March 2019 cost of living index in Westwego: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.8%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.4% for Black residents, 31.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.0% for American Indian residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 53.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Westwego, LA (2017)
    • 5,10059.3%White alone
    • 2,15525.1%Black alone
    • 6707.8%Hispanic
    • 3133.6%Asian alone
    • 1271.5%American Indian alone
    • 851.0%Two or more races
    • 320.4%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Westwego, Louisiana as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westwego is 190 to 1.


Crime rates in Westwego by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
3
(30.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.2)
5
(58.2)
3
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
4
(46.8)
5
(58.6)
4
(46.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(94.7)
12
(120.7)
7
(70.3)
3
(30.9)
3
(29.9)
3
(29.3)
6
(69.7)
4
(46.6)
1
(11.7)
7
(82.0)
3
(35.1)
7
(81.9)
1
(11.7)
6
(70.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(161.1)
27
(271.6)
33
(331.4)
33
(339.8)
26
(259.1)
12
(117.3)
22
(255.5)
24
(279.5)
19
(223.0)
31
(363.3)
18
(210.6)
17
(199.0)
16
(187.5)
12
(140.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
65
(615.8)
54
(543.2)
74
(743.2)
60
(617.9)
52
(518.3)
45
(440.1)
61
(708.3)
43
(500.8)
48
(563.3)
49
(574.2)
47
(549.9)
48
(561.9)
17
(199.2)
39
(456.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
165
(1,563)
176
(1,770)
215
(2,159)
161
(1,658)
142
(1,415)
138
(1,350)
177
(2,055)
121
(1,409)
180
(2,112)
171
(2,004)
191
(2,235)
160
(1,873)
143
(1,676)
117
(1,368)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(274.8)
33
(331.9)
23
(231.0)
16
(164.8)
15
(149.5)
13
(127.1)
8
(92.9)
6
(69.9)
11
(129.1)
14
(164.0)
12
(140.4)
21
(245.8)
7
(82.0)
15
(175.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.1)
2
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.9)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
1
(11.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)188.3254.1268.4200.0193.6127.2229.8236.8210.5230.7224.5235.7175.5187.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Westwego, LA

Crime rate in Westwego detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.21
Louisiana average:

3.01
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Ancestries: French (25.2%), Cajun (5.9%), American (4.4%), Irish (2.7%), Italian (2.5%), German (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1919

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 3.19 square miles.

Population density: 2,683 people per square mile   (average).

Westwego, Louisiana map

555 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

This city:

6.5%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $647 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $442 (0.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 29.90 N, Longitude: 90.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -374 (-4.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 579 (17.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Westwego, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Westwego, LA in 2017
Westwego satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $429,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Westwego, LA residents
Average permit cost in Westwego, LA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Westwego, LA
Historical housing units in Westwego, LA

Population change in the 1990s: +183 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in Westwego, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.4%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Westwego, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Westwego, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Westwego, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.7. This is about average.

City:

74.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.575. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.575
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.51
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.12
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.59
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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 Westwego 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 Westwego 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 Westwego 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 the city 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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 14, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 6, 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)
See full list of schools located in Westwego

Points of interest:

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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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Westwego:

Marital status in Westwego, LA
  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

For population 25 years and over in Westwego:

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Westwego
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westwego, LA (based on Jefferson Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
Louisiana:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 38$185,836$58,6850$0
Firefighters 10$42,251$50,7017$2,077
Other Government Administration 9$27,470$36,6270$0
Streets and Highways 9$35,836$47,7810$0
Water Supply 8$27,313$40,9700$0
Health 7$29,993$51,41711$6,213
Sewerage 5$17,714$42,5140$0
Financial Administration 4$11,855$35,5652$2,524
Other and Unallocable 3$10,343$41,3721$833
Welfare 3$7,963$31,8521$915
Parks and Recreation 2$4,697$28,1822$3,465
Judicial and Legal 2$5,744$34,4642$7,737
Police - Other 1$5,538$66,4561$1,329
Fire - Other 1$2,965$35,5800$0
Totals for Government 102$415,518$48,88427$25,093

Westwego government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $856,000 ($100.13)
    Sewerage: $779,000 ($91.12)
    Water Utilities: $160,000 ($18.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $152,000 ($17.78)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,497,000 ($409.05)
    General - Other: $1,791,000 ($209.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,385,000 ($162.01)
    Water Utilities: $1,153,000 ($134.87)
    Sewerage: $1,134,000 ($132.65)
    Central Staff Services: $990,000 ($115.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $944,000 ($110.42)
    Health - Other: $874,000 ($102.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $655,000 ($76.62)
    Financial Administration: $482,000 ($56.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $482,000 ($56.38)
    Regular Highways: $446,000 ($52.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $188,000 ($21.99)
    Natural Resources - Other: $158,000 ($18.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $126,000 ($14.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000 ($6.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $301,000 ($35.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $607,000 ($71.00)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($7.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000 ($6.67)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($2.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,323,000 ($622.65)

Westwego government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,036,000 ($121.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $918,000 ($107.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $712,000 ($83.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $886,000 ($103.64)
    Other: $193,000 ($22.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,496,000 ($291.96)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,746,000 ($204.23)
    Sale of Property: $43,000 ($5.03)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $646,000 ($75.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,189,000 ($490.00)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($15.09)
    Highways: $53,000 ($6.20)
    Health and Hospitals: $44,000 ($5.15)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,071,000 ($242.25)
    Property: $1,518,000 ($177.56)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $428,000 ($50.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $293,000 ($34.27)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $14,000 ($1.64)

Westwego government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,604,000 ($304.60)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,519,000 ($294.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000 ($9.94)

Westwego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,812,000 ($562.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $333,000 ($38.95)

6.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,755 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,300 average AGI)
Jefferson Parish:

0.15%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Orleans Parish, LA  2.12% ($44,136 average AGI)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.29% ($46,358)
from St. Charles Parish, LA  0.24% ($49,246)


6.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,413 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($259 average AGI)
Jefferson Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Orleans Parish, LA  1.84% ($46,291 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.59% ($61,399)
to St. Charles Parish, LA  0.30% ($49,038)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Westwego fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 364ft / 111mTotal length
  • $2,072,000Total costs
  • 58,700Total average daily traffic
  • 100,980Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Westwego, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Westwego, LA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/1998, Expiration Date: 10/28/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2000, 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: 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 MHz, 156.450 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2014, Expiration Date: 05/18/2024, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2013, Expiration Date: 03/25/2023, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2004, Expiration Date: 02/17/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/19/2014, Registrant: 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, 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2003, Expiration Date: 09/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2013, Registrant: T T Coatings, Inc

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/30/2015
    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 in Westwego, LA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Westwego, LA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 39. The highest number of fires - 81 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Westwego, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (55.6%), and Outside Fires (25.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Westwego, LA
    • 37055.6%Structure Fires
    • 16925.4%Outside Fires
    • 12318.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westwego, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Westwego, Louisiana:

  • Best Western Bayou Inn, 9008 Westbank Expy, Westwego, Louisiana 70094 , Phone: (504) 304-7980, Fax: (504) 304-7987
  • 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 3 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westwego, LA
  • 64.3%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westwego, LA
  • 65.0%Electricity
  • 35.0%Utility gas


Westwego compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 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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