Westwego has the 2780th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Westwego is part of the New Orleans metro area. Unemployment in the New Orleans area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. New Orleans has the 43rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Westwego is below average at $43,360, and the median cost of a home in Westwego is $126,500, which is below the national average. 8% of workers in Westwego hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 75% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Westwego. 81% of Westwego workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Westwego spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.