Statewide Claims to Fame

Shreveport is 2nd in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Size in square miles

Shreveport is 3rd in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Households

Shreveport is 3rd in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Housing units

Shreveport is 3rd in Louisiana out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

Shreveport is 3rd in Louisiana out of 97 other cities in Retail sales

Shreveport is 3rd in Louisiana out of 99 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Shreveport is 4th in Louisiana out of 87 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Shreveport, Louisiana Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Shreveport Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 201,867 3rd 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 105.4 2nd 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,891.4 45th 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Shreveport Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 7.3% 53rd 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.0% 66th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.2% 42nd 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Shreveport Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 85.7% 31st 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 24.1% 28th 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Shreveport Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 41.2% 82nd 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 54.7% 24th 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 46th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.3% 44th 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 63rd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.5% 63rd 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.5% 72nd 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 40.0% 79th 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Shreveport Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 53.2% 26th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.4% 57th 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Shreveport Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 88,253 3rd 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 24.7% 29th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 77,470 3rd 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 56.9% 83rd 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $118,500 63rd $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.5 71st 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Shreveport Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $23,135 41st $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $36,803 74th $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 22.0% 38th 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Shreveport Rank Louisiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 16,715 3rd 375,808 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,240,374 3rd $56,543,203 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,293 38th $12,921 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $661,434 4th $9,729,869 $613,795,732

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