Westwego employment information

IndexWestwegoLouisianaNational
Income per capita$19,834$25,515$29,829
Median household income$33,898$45,652$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,020$59,392$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,500$27,113$35,192
Median earnings male$32,128$38,087$36,919
Median earnings female$24,281$22,909$26,250
Unemployment rate8.2%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level23.4%19.7%15.1%
The Westwego, LA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Westwego is $19,834, which is 22% lower than than the Louisiana average and 34% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $33,898, which is 26% lower than than the Louisiana average and 39% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Westwego is 8%, which is 75% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Westwego is 23% which is 55% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$22,596$33,898$67,796
City
$30,431$45,652$91,304
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Westwego is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Westwego is 39% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Westwego is 75% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Westwego is 55% higher than the national average.

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Westwego median earnings by income bracket

Westwego employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry26.7%1.1%
Manufacturing sector10.9%0.2%
Financial & insurance services2.5%2.9%
Wholesale & retail services12.0%15.4%
Public administration6.9%4.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.1%2.3%
Education, health & social services0.3%32.3%
Other28.9%39.0%

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Destrehan, LA11,211$84,04452%
Lafourche Crossing, LA2,125$75,78137%
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Meraux, LA6,787$67,02821%
Ama, LA1,349$66,09419%
Westwego, LA8,545$33,89839%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bridgewater, MA8,544$56,0061%
Monroe, NY8,547$102,42285%
Seven Corners, VA8,542$62,35213%
Woodbury CDP, NY8,549$156,033182%
Bradford, PA8,540$35,55136%
Westwego, LA8,545$33,89839%
Source: The Westwego, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).