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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Bossier City is a town in Louisiana with a population of 67,511. Bossier City is in Bossier Parish. Living in Bossier City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bossier City there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bossier City and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bossier City are above average.
About Bossier City...
Population
67,511

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$919
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    580.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    113.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    647.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,660.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    406.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Bossier City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,468
National
$55,322
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Overall, I love living in Bossier! There is always something to do whether it's a themed activity like the yearly Holiday in Dixie Carnival in April, the Brew Festival in October, or any of the various parties and parades revolving around Mardi Gras in February and March. The community is friendly and engaging.

The housing is more affordable than the rest of the country. I can't speak about the grade schools but the local colleges, LSU Shreveport, Bossier Parish Community College, and Northwestern State University are fantastic and I'd recommend any one of them.
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Bossier city is a cultural and inviting environment! The thing's I like about bossier city are the people, weather, and the comfort! The people in bossier are just overall charming and have a lot of southern hospitality. The weather is just great you get a mixture of all the season's. Being comfortable is an important factor of where you live, feeling safe and homey is an amazing feeling. The perfect description of bossier is comfortable!
I have been living in South Bossier City (also called "SOBO") since I was born (35 years ago). Thinking back to my childhood, I remember cow pastures and just a few subdivisions. We are home to Barksdale Air Force Base and that was about the biggest “attraction” to our area during my childhood. Fast forward to 2017 and I hardly recognize my city as it has changed so much since then! There are so many new attractions, parks, and subdivisions in the area. The Louisiana Boardwalk is a great place to shop, eat and catch a movie! Not to mention nearby Shreveport offers many attractions including the State Fair of Louisiana and many festivals at Festival Plaza, just to name a few. Additionally, South Bossier is home to one of the best school systems in the area! My old high school (Parkway) has been rebuilt and boasts a beautiful (multi-million dollar) campus! Honestly, I am jealous I didn’t get to attend my high school years there! The city is a great place to call home.