Shreveport, LA

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Shreveport profile

Living in Shreveport

Shreveport is a relatively large city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 188,987 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 sales jobs (11.59%), office and administrative support (11.57%), and healthcare (8.95%).

The education level of Shreveport citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.53% of adults in Shreveport have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Shreveport in 2010 was $25,022, 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 $100,088 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 Irish, African, English, German, and French.

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