Shreveport, LA

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Population

196,217

1.19% decline

Poverty Rate

25.7%


Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$37,390

1.75% decline

Number of Employees

82,633

1.72% decline

Median Property Value

$139,800

4.64% growth

About

In 2017, Shreveport, LA had a population of 196k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $37,390. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shreveport, LA declined from 198,571 to 196,217, a -1.19% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,056 to $37,390, a -1.75% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shreveport, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (37.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%), and White (Hispanic) (1.13%). N/A% of the people in Shreveport, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shreveport, LA are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (982 degrees awarded in 2017), Southern University at Shreveport (319 degrees), and McCann School of Business & Technology (446880) (247 degrees).

The median property value in Shreveport, LA is $139,800, and the homeownership rate is 53.4%. Most people in Shreveport, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Shreveport, LA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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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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Economy

The economy of Shreveport, LA employs 82.6k people. The largest industries in Shreveport, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,288 people), Retail Trade (10,580 people), and Educational Services (7,237 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,176), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,663), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,951).

Median household income in Shreveport, LA is $37,390. Males in Shreveport, 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 Shreveport, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,390

2017 value

± $1,018

-1.75%

1 Year Growth

± 4.52%

Households in Shreveport, LA have a median annual income of $37,390, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,056 in 2016, which represents a -1.75% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Shreveport, LA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shreveport, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 240

  2. Census Tract 226

  3. Census Tract 231

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shreveport, LA was Census Tract 240 with a value of $113,066, followed by Census Tract 226 and Census Tract 231, with respective values of $107,375 and $105,179.

The following map shows all of the places in Shreveport, 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

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shreveport, LA (49.1k out of 192k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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. Black

    38,678 ± 1,479

  2. White

    8,336 ± 741

  3. Hispanic

    1,433 ± 303

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shreveport, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

82.6k

2017 Value

± 2,262

-1.72%

1 Year decline

± 3.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shreveport, LA declined at a rate of -1.72%, from 84.1k employees to 82.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shreveport, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,813 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,614 people), and Management Occupations (6,407 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shreveport, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shreveport, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,813 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,614 people), and Management Occupations (6,407 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shreveport, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.58 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.54 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shreveport, LA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($80,479), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,080), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

82.6k

2017 Value

± 2,262

-1.72%

1 Year decline

± 3.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shreveport, LA declined at a rate of -1.72%, from 84.1k employees to 82.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shreveport, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,288 people), Retail Trade (10,580 people), and Educational Services (7,237 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shreveport, LA, though some of these residents may live in Shreveport, 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 Shreveport, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,288 people), Retail Trade (10,580 people), and Educational Services (7,237 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shreveport, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.63 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.77 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shreveport, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,176), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,663), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,951).

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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. $79.9B

  2. $78.1B

  3. $43.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $79.9B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($78.1B) and Basic chemicals ($43.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Louisiana state.

$395B

2020 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

20.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $395B. This is expected to increase 20.5% 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. $41.9B

  2. $38.6B

  3. $13.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $41.9B, followed by Mississippi with $38.6B and Florida and $13.6B.

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

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Health

87.2% of the population of Shreveport, LA has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 9.4% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.28% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Shreveport, LA see 858 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 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

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Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Caddo Parish, LA see an average of 858 patients per year. This represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (871 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

12.8%

Uninsured

36.6%

Employer Coverage

26.3%

Medicaid

9.4%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

2.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shreveport, LA declined by 15.3% from 15.1% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Shreveport, 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

Shreveport, LA is home to a population of 196k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.57% of Shreveport, LA residents were born outside of the country (5.05k people).

In 2017, there were 1.51 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in Shreveport, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 73.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.97k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Shreveport, LA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Shreveport, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Shreveport, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.05k people

2.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.24k people

As of 2017, 2.57% of Shreveport, LA residents (5.05k 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 Shreveport, LA was 2.64%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Shreveport, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Shreveport, LA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shreveport, LA

  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    111k ± 1.31k

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    73.5k ± 1.03k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    2.97k ± 325

In 2017, there were 1.51 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in Shreveport, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 73.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.97k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,385 ± 407

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,607 ± 406

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,133 ± 354

Shreveport, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Shreveport, LA awarded 2,523 degrees. The student population of Shreveport, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,504 male students and 7,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shreveport, LA are White (1,112 and 44.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,072 and 43.1%), Unknown (121 and 4.87%), and Hispanic or Latino (71 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Shreveport, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (982 and 38.9%), Southern University at Shreveport (319 and 12.6%), and McCann School of Business & Technology (446880) (247 and 9.79%).

The most popular majors in Shreveport, LA are General Business Administration & Management (413 and 16.4%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (204 and 8.09%), and Health Care Administration & Management (139 and 5.51%).

The median tuition costs in Shreveport, LA are $25,994 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.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Shreveport, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 327 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 982 degrees awarded

  2. 319 degrees awarded

  3. 247 degrees awarded

$7,324

Median In-State Public

$25,994

Median Private

In 2017, the Shreveport, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University-Shreveport with 982 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

934

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,589

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 934 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shreveport, LA, which is 0.588 times less than the 1,589 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Shreveport, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,112 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,072 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    121 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Shreveport, LA were to White students. These 1,112 degrees mean that there were 1.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,072 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shreveport, LA was $139,800 in 2017, which is 0.609 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $133,600 to $139,800, a 4.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Shreveport, LA is 53.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shreveport, LA have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shreveport, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$139,800

2017 Median

± $4,093

$133,600

2016 Median

± $4,923

In 2017, the median property value in Shreveport, LA grew to to $139,800 from the previous year's value of $133,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Shreveport, 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 Shreveport, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$37,390

Median Household Income

± $1,018

76.3k

Number of Households

± 1,977

In 2017, the median household income of the 76.3k households in Shreveport, LA declined from $37,390 from the previous year's value of $38,056.

The following chart displays the households in Shreveport, 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

53.4%

2017 Homeownership

54.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.4% of the housing units in Shreveport, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.2%.

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

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shreveport, LA have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Shreveport, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.36%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.26%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Shreveport, LA was Drove Alone (85.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.36%) and those who Worked At Home (2.26%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shreveport, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shreveport, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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