Shreveport, Louisiana 

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Population

197,204

1% Decline

Unemployment Rate

7.7%

Median Income

$38,413

Avg. Home Price

$97,300

Best Places to Live in Shreveport, Louisiana

Mid-sized city - Northwest corner of Louisiana near Texas border
Pros
-Cost of living
-Downtown renewal
-Healthcare
Cons
-Economy
-Crime rates
-Heat and humidity

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What Bert Has To Say About Shreveport-Bossier City Metro Area

Shreveport is a commercial and cultural center for northwest Louisiana, northeast Texas, and southern Arkansas. In the early 20th century, the area experienced a major oil boom which then declined through the century. Recently a new riverfront entertainment district with nightlife and casinos and a new convention center have revitalized downtown Shreveport.


QUICK FACTS

City: Shreveport
Zip Codes: 71106, 71107, 71118, 71105, 71109, 71108, 71115, 71129, 71104, 71119, 13 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Shreveport is 7.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Shreveport jobs have decreased by 0.24%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Shreveport's cost of living is 17.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Shreveport's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Shreveport's population is 197,204 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.67%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Shreveport is $97,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 17.89%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Shreveport public schools spend $11,787 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Shreveport. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Shreveport

It's a good time to buy in Shreveport. Home Appreciation is up 2.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Shreveport Real Estate.

The median home price in Shreveport is $97,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Shreveport    24 Reviews
Bad Economy, High Crime, Poor Schools - 12/21/2017
The facts: +7% unemployment. One of the highest violent crime rates in the nation. High drop-out rates, low test scores. Almost no population growth (who wants to... (Read More)

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Miserable place to live!! - 10/26/2017
I’m military and am from a small town in WY I’ve lived in this hole for 2 years and can’t stand it. This town is severely underdeveloped and the crime is rampant. The... (Read More)

READ BEFORE MOVING TO SBC!! - 2/1/2017
Shreveport/Bossier City is not only the worst place I have ever lived, it is the worst place I have ever visited. Here are some factors contributing to this conclusion:... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA
71106, 71107, 71118, 71105, 71109, 71108, 71115, 71129, 71104, 71119, 13 total