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Shreveport, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Shreveport is the 3rd largest city in Louisiana with a population of 199,308 as of July 1, 2017. Shreveport 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 Shreveport is located at latitude 32.4669 and longitude -93.7922 in Caddo Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Shreveport (see map below) encompass a land area of 107.14 sq. miles and a water area of 15.21 sq. miles. Caddo Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 151 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Shreveport are located in Caddo Parish, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Bossier Parish.

The City of Shreveport (GNIS ID: 2405463) 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 Shreveport is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caddo Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shreveport 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 Shreveport: Shreve Town, Shreves Landing.

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


Total Population 199,308
Daytime Population: Workers 114,789
Daytime Population: Residents 112,242
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 227,031
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 193,925
Population in Familes 149,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,383
Population Density2 1,860
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $38,055
Average Household Income $60,988
Per Capita Income $25,385


Total Housing Units 89,949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,912 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,789 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,249 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $138,687
Average Home Value $177,197


Total Households 80,700
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 48,410
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 -0.04% -0.11%
Households -0.03% -0.11%
Families -0.37% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Shreveport, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shreveport 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 # 3 100th
Population Density # 63 87th
Diversity Index # 72 84th
Median Household Income # 263 45th
Per Capita Income # 127 73rd

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