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Population
124,720
1.07% growth
Median Age
34.7
Median Household Income
$51,894
1.89% decline
Poverty Rate
15.5%
Number of Employees
56,069
0.89% decline
Median Property Value
$158,400
2.79% growth

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Economy

The economy of Bossier Parish, LA employs 56,069 people. The economy of Bossier Parish, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 6.77; 1.98; and 1.68 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bossier Parish, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,929), Retail trade (5,937), and Educational Services (5,287), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,508), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,828), and Transportation & Warehousing ($52,578).

Median household income in Bossier Parish, LA is $51,894. Males in Bossier Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,616. The income inequality of Bossier Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bossier Parish, LA. In Bossier Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 43 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,559. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.

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Diversity

Bossier Parish, LA is home to a population of 124,720 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bossier Parish, LA is composed of 84,904 White residents (68.1%), 26,615 Black residents (21.3%), 7,937 Hispanic residents (6.36%), 2,341 Two+ residents (1.88%), and 1,987 Asian residents (1.59%). The most common foreign languages in Bossier Parish, LA are Spanish (4,435 speakers), French (515 speakers), and Arabic (440 speakers), but compared to other places, Bossier Parish, LA has a relative high number of Thai (138 speakers), Arabic (440 speakers), and French (515 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Bossier Parish, LA awarded 1,551 degrees. The student population of Bossier Parish, LA is skewed towards females, with 557 male students and 994 female students. Most students in Bossier Parish, LA are White (794 and 51.2%), followed by Black or African American (541 and 34.9%), Hispanic or Latino (151 and 9.7%), and Unknown (25 and 1.61%). The largest universities in Bossier Parish, LA by number of graduates are Bossier Parish Community College (1,400 and 90.3%), Virginia College-Shreveport Bossier City (136 and 8.77%), and Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School (14 and 0.9%). The most popular majors in Bossier Parish, LA are General Studies (130 and 8.38%), General Business (88 and 5.67%), and Natural Sciences (73 and 4.71%). 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bossier Parish, LA is $158,400, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $154,100 to $158,400, a 2.79% increase. The homeownership rate of Bossier Parish, LA is 64.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bossier Parish, LA have an average commute time of 21.2 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.

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