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.
Shreveport is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
Many people in Shreveport take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Shreveport citizens for affordable transportation.
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: 25.35% 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.