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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 67,302 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bossier City: Bossier.

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Bossier City, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 67,302
Population in Households 65,194
Population in Familes 51,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,108
Population Density1 1,583
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 26,219
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 16,846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,604 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,615 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,390 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $148,922
Average Home Value $179,806


Median Household Income $48,904
Average Household Income $65,044
Per Capita Income $26,301
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.5% 1.38%
Households 1.5% 1.49%
Families 1.13% 1.32%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 81 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 35 92nd
Median Household Income # 128 73rd
Per Capita Income # 88 82nd

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