Westlake, Louisiana

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Westlake is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States and is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is considered a suburb of Lake Charles. The population was 4,668 at the 2000 census. Westlake was incorporated in 1945.

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Geography

Westlake is located at 30°14′54″N 93°15′33″W / 30.24833°N 93.25917°W / 30.24833; -93.25917 (30.248455, -93.259047)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles , all of it land.

Westlake is located slightly northwest of Lake Charles. Moss Bluff is just to the northeast. Sulphur is to the west of Westlake, after the small community of Mossville. Westlake is bordered by Lake Charles and the Calcasieu River.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,668 people, 1,805 households, and 1,326 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,988.3 people per square mile (766.9/km²). There were 1,936 housing units at an average density of 824.6/sq mi (318.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.27% White, 17.95% black, 0.19% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 1,805 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05.

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