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Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area&

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Population
441,767
0.44% decline
Median Age
36.7
Median Household Income
$40,445
6.58% decline
Poverty Rate
24.2%
Number of Employees
185,629
0.7% growth
Median Property Value
$150,900
3.85% growth

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Economy

The economy of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area employs 185,629 people. The economy of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 6.12; 1.39; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (31,402), Retail trade (24,441), and Educational Services (17,987), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,036), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($57,166), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,501).

Median household income in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is $40,445. Males in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,003. The income inequality of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476 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 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area. In Louisiana 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 65 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,221. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is from the state of Louisiana.

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Diversity

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is home to a population of 441,767 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is composed of 236,904 White residents (53.6%), 175,053 Black residents (39.6%), 16,520 Hispanic residents (3.74%), 6,277 Two+ residents (1.42%), and 5,246 Asian residents (1.19%). The most common foreign languages in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area are Spanish (9,299 speakers), French (2,162 speakers), and Vietnamese (974 speakers), but compared to other places, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area has a relative high number of French (2,162 speakers), Thai (206 speakers), and Arabic (803 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area awarded 6,914 degrees. The student population of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is skewed away from females, with 3,618 male students and 3,296 female students. Most students in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area are White (3,361 and 48.6%), followed by Black or African American (2,813 and 40.7%), Hispanic or Latino (309 and 4.47%), and Unknown (170 and 2.46%). The largest universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area by number of graduates are Northwest Louisiana Technical College (2,850 and 41.2%), Bossier Parish Community College (1,400 and 20.2%), and Louisiana State University-Shreveport (625 and 9%). The most popular majors in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area are Welding Technology (1,005 and 14.5%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (392 and 5.67%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (167 and 2.42%). The median tuition costs in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area are $34,935 for private four year colleges, and $5,656 and $5,656 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 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is $150,900, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $145,300 to $150,900, a 3.85% increase. The homeownership rate of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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