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 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shreveport who work in office and administrative support (13.09%), sales jobs (11.63%), and healthcare (9.18%).
One thing noticeable about Shreveport, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Shreveport is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Shreveport a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The percentage of people in Shreveport who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.21% of adults in Shreveport have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Shreveport in 2010 was $24,779, 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 $99,116 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, German, English, African, and French.
The most common language spoken in Shreveport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.