Shreveport is a relatively large city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 192,036 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 that you will notice about Shreveport is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Shreveport a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
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: 25.21% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Shreveport in 2010 was $24,779, 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.