Shreveport, LA
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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%).

A lot of people in Shreveport take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Shreveport, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The percentage of people in Shreveport who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.35% of adults in Shreveport 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.