Shreveport, LA
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Shreveport is a relatively large city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 197,204 people and 57 constituent neighborhoods, Shreveport is the third largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, Shreveport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shreveport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shreveport is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shreveport who work in office and administrative support (12.20%), sales jobs (11.49%), and healthcare (8.47%).

In terms of college education, Shreveport is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.47% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Shreveport in 2010 was $24,337, 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 $97,348 for a family of four. However, Shreveport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Shreveport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.