Shreveport, LA

Shreveport profile

Living in Shreveport

Shreveport is a relatively large city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 187,593 people and 63 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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shreveport who work in sales jobs (11.32%), office and administrative support (10.61%), and healthcare (8.83%).

The percentage of people in Shreveport who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.06% of adults in Shreveport have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Shreveport in 2018 was $27,914, 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 $111,656 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 English, Irish, African, German, and French.

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