Shreveport is a relatively large city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 194,920 people and 57 constituent neighborhoods, Shreveport is the third largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shreveport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.97%), sales jobs (11.55%), and healthcare (8.93%).
The overall education level of Shreveport is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.35% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Shreveport in 2010 was $24,435, 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 $97,740 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 German, English, French , and African.
The most common language spoken in Shreveport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.