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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shreveport who work in sales jobs (11.59%), office and administrative support (11.57%), and healthcare (8.95%).
The population of Shreveport overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Shreveport, 24.53% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Shreveport in 2010 was $25,022, 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 $100,088 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, African, English, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Shreveport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.