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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.


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Median household income
Local
$27,218
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westwego demographic reports
Westwego is on the Mississippi River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 55. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bayou Segnette State Park

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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.

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5% of Westwego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Westwego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.


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Libraries in Westwego include Westwego Branch ... View libraries

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Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westwego political report.

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The average commute time for Westwego workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Westwego include Best Western Bayou Inn.

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