Living in Shreveport, LA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Shreveport SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8.5

Shreveport, LA Crime Report

11,472
Total Crimes
6,012.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
134.09%
Above National Average

Shreveport, LA Cost Of Living

88
Shreveport's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Shreveport, Louisiana Info Snack

Shreveport (/rivprt/ SHREEV-port) is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States. It is the seat of Caddo Parish and extends along the Red River (most notably at Wright Island, the Charles and Marie Hamel Memorial Park, and Bagley Island) into neighboring Bossier Parish. Bossier City is separated from Shreveport by the Red River. The population of Shreveport was 199,311 in 2010, and the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area population exceeds 441,000. The Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 111th in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Population
193,785
Unemployment
7.1%
Poverty
25.4%
Median Home
$144,800
Median Income
$38,279
Median Rent
$810

Shreveport, LA Photos

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Rankings for Shreveport in Louisiana

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Map Of Shreveport, LA

Population over time in Shreveport

Year Population % Change
2017 193,785 -1.2%
2016 196,217 -1.2%
2015 198,571 -0.7%
2014 200,015 -0.3%
2013 200,692 -0.0%
2012 200,715 0.3%
2011 200,099 0.6%
2010 198,886 0.2%
2009 198,477 -
Crime/100k Shreveport LA USA
Violent Crime 832.3 537.5 368.9
Murder 25.7 11.4 5.0
Robbery 175.6 98.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 566.5 383.4 246.8
Property Crime 5180.1 3276.0 2199.5
Burglary 960.1 668.1 376.0
Larceny 3794.9 2360.4 1594.6
Car Theft 425.0 247.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Shreveport

White
37.0% (71,753)
African American
56.8% (110,135)
American Indian
0.4% (709)
Asian
1.6% (3,191)
Hawaiian
0.0% (72)
Other
0.2% (331)
Two Or More
1.4% (2,778)
Hispanic
2.5% (4,816)
Race Shreveport LA USA
White 37.0% 58.8% 61.1%
African American 56.8% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.6% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.5% 5.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Shreveport, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
12.5% (2,416,882)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.5% (1,453,093)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.0% (2,906,442)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.6% (2,248,500)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.0% (2,705,866)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.0% (2,908,742)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.0% (1,743,099)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.5% (1,642,938)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.9% (564,680)
$200,000 or more
4.1% (788,252)
Income Shreveport LA USA
Less than $10,000 12.5% 9.6% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.5% 6.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.0% 12.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.6% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.0% 12.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.0% 16.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.0% 10.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.5% 12.3% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.1% 4.3% 7.0%

Gender in Shreveport

Female
53.0% (102,687)
Male
47.0% (91,098)
Gender Shreveport LA USA
Female 53.0% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.0% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Shreveport for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (7,751)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (19,378)
High School / GED
32.0% (62,011)
Some College
23.0% (44,570)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (13,564)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (29,067)
Master's Degree
6.0% (11,627)
Professional Degree
2.0% (3,875)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,937)
Education Shreveport LA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 16.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Shreveport

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

Pam BB

I live in Shreveport,Louisiana. The past few years Shreveport has attained the nickname, The Ratchet City. I'm sorry to say that ratchet pretty much says it all. But I love Louisiana. It's really a great state. The people here are down to earth good folks. They will welcome a stranger and feed you the best food you've ever had! It's hard to find better food anywhere than Louisiana. If you love jazz, like I do, New Orleans is the place to be. But yes, Shreveport is not the city I grew up in. I've been here 61 years and it is sad to see how things have changed. It's really strange how even through the ugliness the hearts of the people are still filled with love.

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