Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
397,590
0.508% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
36.9
0.545% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
20.9%
1.96% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$46,610
0.437% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$156,900
0.965% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
165,959
1.2% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA had a population of 398k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $46,610. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA declined from 399,619 to 397,590, a −0.508% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,407 to $46,610, a 0.437% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.75%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%).

None of the households in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (2,680 degrees awarded in 2020), Bossier Parish Community College (2,048 degrees), and Southern University at Shreveport (255 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was $156,900, and the homeownership rate was 62.9%.

Most people in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was 2 cars per household.

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA borders Magnolia, AR, Marshall, TX, Natchitoches, LA, and Texarkana, TX-AR.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is home to a population of 398k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.67% of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA residents were born outside of the country (10.6k people).

In 2020, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (208k people) in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 158k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.87k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    208k ± 441
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    158k ± 894
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.87k ± 799
4.08%
Hispanic Population
16.2k people

In 2020, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (208k people) in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 158k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.87k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.08% of the people in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are hispanic (16.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Louisiana.
Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    32,181 ± 4,389 people
  2. Mexico
    26,555 ± 3,989 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,801 ± 3,360 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 32,181 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 26,555 and Vietnam with 18,801.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.67%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
10.6k people
2.74%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11k people

As of 2020, 2.67% of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA residents (10.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was 2.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,116 ± 621
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,709 ± 721
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,996 ± 653

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA employs 166k people. The largest industries in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,870 people), Retail Trade (20,347 people), and Educational Services (14,840 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,725), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,097), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,328).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,885. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

166k
2020 Value
± 3,760
−1.2%
1 Year decline
± 3.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA declined at a rate of −1.2%, from 168k employees to 166k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (18,498 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,940 people), and Management Occupations (15,162 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industries

166k
2020 Value
± 3,760
−1.2%
1 Year decline
± 3.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA declined at a rate of −1.2%, from 168k employees to 166k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,870 people), Retail Trade (20,347 people), and Educational Services (14,840 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, though some of these residents may live in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,983
Median earning men ± $1,191
$27,121
Median earning women ± $811

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($60,631), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,521), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,835).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,300), Public Administration ($43,803), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,176).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,313
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,864
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,959
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.8M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $2.16M
    Manufacturing
  3. $955k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

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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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B by 2050.

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. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

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

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Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA awarded 5,892 degrees. The student population of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 7,772 male students and 13,895 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are White (2,889 and 50.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,685 and 29.3%), Unknown (495 and 8.62%), and Hispanic or Latino (317 and 5.52%).

The largest universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (2,680 and 45.5%), Bossier Parish Community College (2,048 and 34.8%), and Southern University at Shreveport (255 and 4.33%).

The most popular majors in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are General Business Administration & Management (1,812 and 30.8%), General Studies (718 and 12.2%), and Health Care Administration & Management (308 and 5.23%).

The median tuition costs in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are $26,927 for private four year colleges, and $7,324 and $12,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 21,667 (35.9% men and 64.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 21,667 students enrolled in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, 35.9% men and 64.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,953 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,579 degree-majors awarded
  2. 308 degree-majors awarded
  3. 129 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 1,579 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,680 degrees awarded
  2. 2,048 degrees awarded
  3. 255 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University-Shreveport with 2,680 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,322 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, which is 0.65 times less than the 3,570 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,889 degrees mean that there were 1.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,685 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,927) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,510) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,450) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.761% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (825k), and Secondary Education (634k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was $156,900 in 2020, which is 0.683 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $155,400 to $156,900, a 0.965% increase. The homeownership rate in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is 62.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is $46,610. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $70,730 and $68,113.

Property

$156,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,144
$98,488
Median Property Taxes
±$3,149

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shreveport-Bossier City, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.9%
Homeownership
2020
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.9% of the housing units in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $70,730 and $68,113.

The following map shows all of the counties in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,610
Median Household Income
± $1,441
157k
Number of Households
± 3,817

In 2020, the median household income of the 157k households in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA grew to $46,610 from the previous year's value of $46,407.

The following chart displays the households in Shreveport-Bossier City, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is from Louisiana.
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (86.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.53%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.73%)

In 2018, 86.4% of workers in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.53%) and those who worked at home (2.73%).

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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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (81.3k out of 389k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is Black, followed by White 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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91.5% of the population of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 3.52% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.46%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
25.5%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
3.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA declined by 6.62% from 9.06% to 8.46%.

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

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