Bossier City, LA
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Bossier City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 68,235 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Bossier City is the eighth largest community in Louisiana.

Bossier City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bossier City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bossier City who work in office and administrative support (13.98%), sales jobs (12.39%), and healthcare (8.01%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Bossier City, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Also of interest is that Bossier City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing that you will notice about Bossier City is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Bossier City a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One of the benefits of Bossier City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.02 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of people in Bossier City who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.15% of adults in Bossier City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bossier City in 2010 was $25,581, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,324 for a family of four. However, Bossier City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bossier City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bossier City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bossier City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bossier City include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Bossier City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.