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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Westwego is a suburb of New Orleans with a population of 8,499. Westwego is in Jefferson Parish. Living in Westwego offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Westwego there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Westwego and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Westwego...
Population
8,499

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$905
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Westwego Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    70.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    456.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,368.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    175.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Westwego

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,854
National
$55,322
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Westwego Reviews

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Westwego is a small quiet city on the West Bank of New Orleans, LA. It is family friendly with plenty to do such as festivals, fairs, flea markets local concerts with great Jazz music. I would encourage others to visit just for the great food. We are known for our delicious seafood poboy's, gumbo, and various other Cajun dishes. Not only is it a great place to visit, it is a great place to live. Great schools and community's in Westwego, LA. Parks that are wonderful for local foot ball and basket ball game recreation. Arts and crafts shows are wonderful events for the family to attend. Mardi Gras is the icing on the cake, the beautiful floats and great bands from all over the United States make this an extraordinary place to live.
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The environment in Westwego is very quiet and everyone gets along with each other. The community is overly protective by Westwego Police. They keep the community safe, but at times they will pull a person over for no reason. For example, pulling a person over because they didn't sit at the stop sign long enough, but overall the city is lovely!
Westwego is a small city on the outskirts of New Orleans on the other side of the Mississippi River. Most of the west bank is for the lower income citizens of the city but it was not the worst thing. The neighborhood I stayed in was quiet and has a close-knit community. Everyone knows everyone. It is in a spot that puts you close to everything on the east bank without living on the east bank which is more expensive. I find that Westwego is in the perfect spot with the perfect living. Not too much but not too little.