Everything You Need to Know About the City of Shreveport Louisiana

In 2017, Shreveport, Louisiana had a population of 196k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $37,390. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shreveport, LA declined from 198,571 to 196,217, a -1.19% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,056 to $37,390, a -1.75% decrease.

The population of Shreveport, LA is 56.4% Black or African American Alone, 37.5% White Alone, and 2.63% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Shreveport, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shreveport, LA are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (982 degrees awarded in 2017), Southern University at Shreveport (319 degrees), and McCann School of Business & Technology (446880) (247 degrees).

The median property value in Shreveport, LA is $139,800, and the homeownership rate is 53.4%. Most people in Shreveport, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Shreveport, LA is 2 cars per household.


Education in Shreveport

In 2017, universities in Shreveport, LA awarded 2,523 degrees. The student population of Shreveport, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,504 male students and 7,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shreveport, LA are White (1,112 and 44.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,072 and 43.1%), Unknown (121 and 4.87%), and Hispanic or Latino (71 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Shreveport, LA by the number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (982 and 38.9%), Southern University at Shreveport (319 and 12.6%), and McCann School of Business & Technology (446880) (247 and 9.79%).

The most popular majors in Shreveport, LA are General Business Administration & Management (413 and 16.4%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (204 and 8.09%), and Health Care Administration & Management (139 and 5.51%).

The median tuition costs in Shreveport, LA is $25,994 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.


Economy in Shreveport

The economy of Shreveport, LA employs 82.6k people and Shreveport has an unemployment rate of 5.5%. Shreveport has seen the job market increase by 0.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 16.3%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%. The largest industries in Shreveport, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,288 people), Retail Trade (10,580 people), and Educational Services (7,237 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,176), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,663), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,951).

Households in Shreveport, LA have a median annual income of $37,390, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,056 in 2016, which represents a -1.75% annual growth.


Tax Rates for Shreveport

– The Sales Tax Rate for Shreveport is 9.0%. The US average is 7.3%.

– The Income Tax Rate for Shreveport is 6.0%. The US average is 4.6%.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Shreveport

– The average income of a Shreveport resident is $24,202 a year.

– The Median household income of a Shreveport resident is $38,413 a year.