Bossier Parish, LA

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Population

125,698

0.784% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$52,145

0.484% growth

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

54,751

2.35% decline

Median Property Value

$164,600

3.91% growth

About

In 2017, Bossier Parish, LA had a population of 126k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $52,145. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bossier Parish, LA grew from 124,720 to 125,698, a 0.784% increase and its median household income grew from $51,894 to $52,145, a 0.484% increase.

The population of Bossier Parish, LA is 67.6% White Alone, 21.6% Black or African American Alone, and 6.53% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bossier Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bossier Parish, LA are Bossier Parish Community College (1,366 degrees awarded in 2016), Virginia College-Shreveport (176 degrees), and Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School (21 degrees).

The median property value in Bossier Parish, LA is $164,600, and the homeownership rate is 62.9%. Most people in Bossier Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Bossier Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bossier Parish, LA employs 54.8k people. The largest industries in Bossier Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,519 people), Retail Trade (6,321 people), and Educational Services (4,917 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,629), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,911), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,367).

Median household income in Bossier Parish, LA is $52,145. Males in Bossier Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Bossier Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,145

2017 value

± $2,315

0.484%

1 Year Growth

± 5.66%

Households in Bossier Parish, LA have a median annual income of $52,145, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,894 in 2016, which represents a 0.484% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bossier Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 111.08

  2. Census Tract 111.10

  3. Census Tract 110.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bossier Parish, LA was Census Tract 111.08 with a value of $82,396, followed by Census Tract 111.10 and Census Tract 110.02, with respective values of $76,094 and $72,757.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bossier Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bossier Parish, LA (20k out of 122k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,952 ± 903

  2. Black

    8,094 ± 664

  3. Hispanic

    2,403 ± 396

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bossier Parish, LA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

54.8k

2017 Value

± 1,905

-2.35%

1 Year decline

± 4.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bossier Parish, LA declined at a rate of -2.35%, from 56.1k employees to 54.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bossier Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,944 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,248 people), and Management Occupations (4,576 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bossier Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bossier Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,944 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,248 people), and Management Occupations (4,576 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bossier Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.82 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.71 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bossier Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($72,888), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,688), and Management Occupations ($66,644).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

54.8k

2017 Value

± 1,905

-2.35%

1 Year decline

± 4.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bossier Parish, LA declined at a rate of -2.35%, from 56.1k employees to 54.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bossier Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,519 people), Retail Trade (6,321 people), and Educational Services (4,917 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bossier Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Bossier Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bossier Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,519 people), Retail Trade (6,321 people), and Educational Services (4,917 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bossier Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.65 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.87 times), and Public Administration (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bossier Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,629), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,911), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,367).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90% of the population of Bossier Parish, LA has health coverage, with 43.2% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 8.2% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 7.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bossier Parish, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Bossier Parish, LA see 2235 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.5% decrease from the previous year (2316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1854 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 477 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,235 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bossier Parish, LA see an average of 2,235 patients per year. This represents a 3.5% decrease from the previous year (2,316 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bossier Parish, LA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.97%

Uninsured

43.2%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

8.2%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

7.52%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bossier Parish, LA declined by 13.9% from 11.6% to 9.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bossier Parish, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bossier Parish, LA is home to a population of 126k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.14% of Bossier Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (5.21k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bossier Parish, LA is composed of 85k White Alone residents (67.6%), 27.1k Black or African American Alone residents (21.6%), 8.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.53%), 2.61k Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 1.93k Asian Alone residents (1.53%), 602 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.479%), 139 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.111%), and 96 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0764%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bossier Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bossier Parish, LA was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Bossier Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bossier Parish, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.21k people

4.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.56k people

As of 2017, 4.14% of Bossier Parish, LA residents (5.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bossier Parish, LA was 4.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Bossier Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bossier Parish, LA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    85k ± 85

  2. Black or African American Alone

    27.1k ± 319

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.2k ± 735

In 2017, there were 3.13 times more White Alone residents (85k people) in Bossier Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.1k Black or African American Alone and 8.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bossier Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bossier Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bossier Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bossier Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,327 ± 427

  2. Vietnam

    3,167 ± 366

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,992 ± 325

Bossier Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bossier Parish, LA awarded 1,565 degrees. The student population of Bossier Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 2,557 male students and 4,643 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bossier Parish, LA are White (871 and 55.7%), followed by Black or African American (472 and 30.2%), Hispanic or Latino (112 and 7.16%), and Unknown (42 and 2.69%).

The largest universities in Bossier Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Bossier Parish Community College (1,366 and 87.3%), Virginia College-Shreveport (176 and 11.2%), and Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School (21 and 1.34%).

The most popular majors in Bossier Parish, LA are General Studies (305 and 19.5%), General Business (99 and 6.33%), and Medical Assistant (97 and 6.2%).

The median tuition costs in Bossier Parish, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 146 degrees awarded

  2. 99 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bossier Parish, LA was General Studies with 146 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Bossier Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,366 degrees awarded

  2. 176 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bossier Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bossier Parish Community College with 1,366 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

549

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,016

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 549 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bossier Parish, LA, which is 0.54 times less than the 1,016 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bossier Parish, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    871 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    472 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    112 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bossier Parish, LA were to White students. These 871 degrees mean that there were 1.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 472 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bossier Parish, LA was $164,600 in 2017, which is 0.756 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $158,400 to $164,600, a 3.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Bossier Parish, LA is 62.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bossier Parish, LA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bossier Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,145

Median Household Income

± $2,315

48.1k

Number of Households

± 1,683

In 2017, the median household income of the 48.1k households in Bossier Parish, LA grew to $52,145 from the previous year's value of $51,894.

The following chart displays the households in Bossier Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$164,600

2017 Median

± $4,301

$158,400

2016 Median

± $4,005

In 2017, the median property value in Bossier Parish, LA grew to to $164,600 from the previous year's value of $158,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bossier Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bossier Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bossier Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bossier Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.9%

2017 Homeownership

64.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.9% of the housing units in Bossier Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bossier Parish, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bossier Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bossier Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bossier Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Bossier Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.04%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bossier Parish, LA was Drove Alone (86.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.04%) and those who Worked At Home (2.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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