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Coordinates: 29°54′11″N, 90°08′35″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

City of Westwego
City
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
Area 3.6 mi² (9.3 km²)
 - land 3.2 mi² (8.3 km²)
 - water 0.4 mi² (1 km²)
Center
 - coordinates 29°54′11″N, 90°08′35″W
 - elevation ft (0 m)
Population 10,763 (2000)
Density 3,378.0 /mi² (1,304.3 /km²)
Mayor Robert E. Billiot
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504
Location of Westwego in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Website : http://www.cityofwestwego.com


Westwego is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA. Westwego is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, within the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. The population was 10,763 at the 2000 census. Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... Jefferson Parish is a parish in Louisiana that includes most of the suburbs of New Orleans. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from Coordinated Universal Time UTC. In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas except for El... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Central Daylight Time or CDT is the Central Time Zone (or CST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 504 is a telephone area code that covers the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 331 × 303 pixelsFull resolution (331 × 303 pixel, file size: 12 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Donaldsonville, Louisiana Gonzales, Louisiana Sorrento, Louisiana... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_LA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louisiana ... Jefferson Parish is a parish in Louisiana that includes most of the suburbs of New Orleans. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest named river in North America, with a length of 2320 miles (3733 km) from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. ... The New Orleans Metropolitan Area, or Greater New Orleans, is the largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, centered around New Orleans. ... Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or...

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Geography

Westwego is located at 29°54′11″N, 90°8′35″W (29.902986, -90.142932)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.2 km² (3.6 mi²). 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it (10.64%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 10,763 people, 4,211 households, and 2,850 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,302.7/km² (3,378.0/mi²). There were 4,521 housing units at an average density of 547.2/km² (1,418.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.16% White, 20.02% African American, 0.94% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,211 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $27,218, and the median income for a family was $31,187. Males had a median income of $29,398 versus $18,916 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,160. About 17.9% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.7% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

In 1977, a grain elevator in Westwego exploded due to a spark igniting graindust. The explosion killed more than 30 people. The explosion prompted new safety developments in grain elevators. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Westwego's was so named because it was a major crossing point on the Mississippi river during the great westward movement of the late 1800s. When traverlers were asked where they were going they would often reply "west we go".


Sidney Arnondin, jazz writer of the song "Lazy River" was resident of and born in Westwego (across the river from New Orleans), March 29, 1901


Education

The public schools in Westwego are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Jefferson Parish Public Schools is a school district based in Gretna, Louisiana. ...


All city residents are zoned to Pitre Elementary School in Westwego.


Most city residents are zoned to Worley Middle School (Westwego) and Higgins High School (Unincorporated Jefferson Parish). Some are zoned to Marrerro Middle School (Unincorporated Jefferson Parish) and John Ehret High School (Unincorporated Jefferson Parish). John Ehret High School is a 4 year public high school serving grades 9-12 located in Marrero, LA. The schools mascot is the Patriot, and its colors are red, white, and blue. ...


External links

  • City of Westwego
  • Westwego Historical Society

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