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Bossier City, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Bossier City is the 7th largest city in Louisiana with a population of 68,637 as of July 1, 2017. Bossier City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bossier City is located at latitude 32.5237 and longitude -93.6554 in Bossier Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Bossier City (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.99 sq. miles. Bossier Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 174 feet.

The City of Bossier City (GNIS ID: 2403899) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bossier City is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bossier Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bossier City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bossier City: Bossier.

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Bossier City, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 68,637
Daytime Population: Workers 45,061
Daytime Population: Residents 37,156
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 82,217
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 66,746
Population in Familes 52,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,891
Population Density2 1,615
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $50,002
Average Household Income $66,643
Per Capita Income $26,841


Total Housing Units 28,818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,988 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,758 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,073 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $155,969
Average Home Value $181,136


Total Households 26,745
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 17,123
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.56% 1.39%
Households 1.57% 1.46%
Families 1.2% 1.27%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Bossier City, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bossier City to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density # 78 84th
Diversity Index # 35 93rd
Median Household Income # 129 73rd
Per Capita Income # 92 81st

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