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Westwego is in Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
The community name literally is West we go, because of the number of travelers passing through here during the gold rush
The latitude of Westwego is 29.905N. The longitude is -90.142W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,526.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Westwego demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Orleans area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70094 ZIP code.
7% of Westwego residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westwego ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westwego was $13,160, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Westwego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Westwego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.
Libraries in Westwego include Westwego Branch ... View libraries
Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westwego political report.
The average commute time for Westwego workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Westwego include Best Western Bayou Inn.
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