Shreveport, LA

Census Place

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2022 Population
186,183
1.69% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
1.92% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.4%
4.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,967
10% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,900
8.97% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
76,400
1.91% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Shreveport, LA had a population of 186k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $45,967. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shreveport, LA declined from 189,374 to 186,183, a −1.69% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,782 to $45,967, a 10% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shreveport, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.1%).

None of the households in Shreveport, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Shreveport, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shreveport, LA are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (3,941 degrees awarded in 2022), Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport (547 degrees), and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport (269 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Shreveport, LA was $168,900, and the homeownership rate was 53.8%.

Most people in Shreveport, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Shreveport, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shreveport, LA is home to a population of 186k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.41% of Shreveport, LA residents were born outside of the country (4.49k people).

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Shreveport, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.28k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Shreveport, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shreveport, LA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shreveport, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    105k ± 1.6k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    67.5k ± 1.28k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.28k ± 889
2.93%
Hispanic Population
5.46k people

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Shreveport, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.28k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.93% of the people in Shreveport, LA are hispanic (5.46k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.49k people
2.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.55k people

As of 2022, 2.41% of Shreveport, LA residents (4.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shreveport, LA was 2.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,979 ± 408
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,343 ± 390
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,213 ± 401

Shreveport, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shreveport, LA employs 76.4k people. The largest industries in Shreveport, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,776 people), Retail Trade (9,376 people), and Educational Services (7,638 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,533), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($67,629).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

76.4k
2022 Value
± 2,605
−1.91%
1 Year decline
± 4.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shreveport, LA declined at a rate of −1.91%, from 77.9k employees to 76.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shreveport, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,142 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,698 people), and Management Occupations (6,716 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shreveport, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.4k
2022 Value
± 2,605
−1.91%
1 Year decline
± 4.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shreveport, LA declined at a rate of −1.91%, from 77.9k employees to 76.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shreveport, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,776 people), Retail Trade (9,376 people), and Educational Services (7,638 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shreveport, LA, though some of these residents may live in Shreveport, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,423
Median earning men ± $2,293
$29,489
Median earning women ± $1,396

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,588), Public Administration ($61,526), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,435).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,607), Construction ($44,231), and Wholesale Trade ($44,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Shreveport, LA awarded 5,505 degrees. The student population of Shreveport, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,333 male students and 9,033 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shreveport, LA are White (2,451 and 45.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,572 and 29.4%), Unknown (682 and 12.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (259 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Shreveport, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (3,941 and 71.6%), Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport (547 and 9.94%), and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport (269 and 4.89%).

The most popular majors in Shreveport, LA are General Business Administration & Management (2,630 and 47.8%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (547 and 9.94%), and Health Care Administration & Management (411 and 7.47%).

The median tuition costs in Shreveport, LA are $31,149 for private four year colleges, and $7,324 and $12,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Shreveport, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,366 (37.1% men and 62.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,366 students enrolled in Shreveport, LA, 37.1% men and 62.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,454 records, of which 60% were women and 40% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Shreveport, LA was Curriculum & Instruction with 226 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,941 degrees awarded
  2. 547 degrees awarded
  3. 269 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University-Shreveport with 3,941 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,334 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shreveport, LA, which is 0.736 times less than the 3,171 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,451 degrees mean that there were 1.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,572 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,149) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,340) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shreveport, LA was $168,900 in 2022, which is 0.599 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,000 to $168,900, a 8.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Shreveport, LA is 53.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shreveport, LA have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shreveport, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shreveport, LA is $45,967. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Shreveport, LA was Census Tract 226 with a value of $154,250, followed by Census Tract 231 and Census Tract 230, with respective values of $135,250 and $88,214.

Property

$168,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,356
$40,452
Median Property Taxes
±$1,679

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Rent vs Own

53.8%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.8% of the housing units in Shreveport, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 226
  2. Census Tract 231
  3. Census Tract 230

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shreveport, LA was Census Tract 226 with a value of $154,250, followed by Census Tract 231 and Census Tract 230, with respective values of $135,250 and $88,214.

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Household Income

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$45,967
Median Household Income
± $1,690
75.2k
Number of Households
± 2,431

In 2022, the median household income of the 75.2k households in Shreveport, LA grew to $45,967 from the previous year's value of $41,782.

The following chart displays the households in Shreveport, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shreveport, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.62%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.73%)

In 2022, 81.3% of workers in Shreveport, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.62%) and those who worked at home (4.73%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shreveport, LA have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Shreveport, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shreveport, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shreveport, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shreveport, LA (42.6k out of 182k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shreveport, LA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.4% of the population of Shreveport, LA has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 32.7% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 2.03% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Caddo Parish, LA see 795 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.67% decrease from the previous year (861 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1230 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 135 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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795 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Caddo Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Caddo Parish, LA see an average of 795 patients per year. This represents a 7.67% decrease from the previous year (861 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Caddo Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.61%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
32.7%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
2.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shreveport, LA declined by 1.85% from 7.75% to 7.61%.

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