Bossier City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 68,485 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 (12.97%), sales jobs (11.84%), and management occupations (8.01%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Bossier City. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bossier City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bossier City is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bossier City area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The overall education level of Bossier City is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.40% 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 $25,120, 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 $100,480 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 Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bossier City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.