Bossier City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 68,554 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Bossier City is the eighth largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bossier City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
Bossier City is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Bossier City, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.02 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Bossier City is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.15% of adults 25 and older in the 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.