Westwego employment information

IndexWestwegoLouisianaNational
Income per capita$21,106$24,775$28,555
Median household income$35,464$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$46,442$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$26,789$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$36,046$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$25,767$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate9.8%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level20.9%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Westwego is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Westwego is 34% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Westwego is 67% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Westwego is 34% higher than the national average.

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Westwego median earnings by income bracket

Westwego employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry24.0%2.1%
Manufacturing sector13.9%0.9%
Financial & insurance services2.0%1.8%
Wholesale & retail services7.3%11.8%
Public administration10.2%4.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.3%2.5%
Education, health & social services2.0%41.5%
Other25.7%31.9%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lafourche Crossing, LA2,301$74,15239%
Destrehan, LA11,250$70,01331%
Meraux, LA6,627$65,13322%
Belle Chasse, LA13,171$63,23818%
Harahan, LA9,324$62,58217%
Westwego, LA8,531$35,46434%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Riverdale, UT8,532$52,1952%
Marathon, FL8,529$48,12510%
Fair Oaks, GA8,533$28,72146%
Franklin, VA8,534$33,13338%
Chillicothe, MO8,528$39,05427%
Westwego, LA8,531$35,46434%
Source: The Westwego, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.