Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area

Moving to Shreveport? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Shreveport metro area comprises 4 counties in Louisiana. The largest cities in the Shreveport metro area are Bossier City, Minden and of course, Shreveport.

445,305 people live in Shreveport within 170,715 households. The population of Shreveport is 55% White, 38% Black and 1% Asian. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 4% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 3% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 36.3, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 25% of residents are under age 18. 14% are over age 65. 48% of Shreveport’s residents are male.

Who lives in Shreveport? There are 44,859 married couples without children and another 24,758 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 4,141 single dads and 17,524 single mothers. 54,111 residents of Shreveport live alone.

How affordable is Shreveport? The median household income in Shreveport is $43,779 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $24,833 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Shreveport area are found in Eastwood with a median household income of $80,163, followed by Red Chute and Blanchard. The lowest incomes are in Cullen with a median household income of $12,978, followed by South Mansfield and Oil City.

The highest home values in the Shreveport area are found in Blanchard with a median home value of $168,600, followed by Eastwood and Red Chute. The lowest home values are in South Mansfield with a median home value of $54,600, followed by Cotton Valley and Mooringsport.

17% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 42% earn less than $35,000. 5.7% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 29.1% of Shreveport's children live below the poverty line.


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