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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Shreveport is a city in Louisiana with a population of 196,217. Shreveport is in Caddo Parish. Living in Shreveport offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shreveport there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Shreveport and residents tend to be liberal.
About Shreveport...
Population
196,217

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$781
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Shreveport Rankings

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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
    591.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    26.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    78.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    256.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,163.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,956.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    455.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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Shreveport is a very small, yet cultural town. Even though there are bad reviews on it, it is overall a wonderful town. There is more than enough resources to depend on. The people are so welcoming, warm, and polite. The food is amazing here! You get to be comfortable in your own skin here. There are wonderful churches and religious organizations here to welcome you in open arms and are willing to help you overall. Shreveport is a wonderful community and it is the best place to be!
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Shreveport is a wonderful city if you always want something new to do. You could go the family friendly route by going bowling, to the movies, or taking the kids to Air-U, or you could hit the town after dark and attend on if Shreveport/Bossiers many casinos and bars. The people here are pretty conservative and don't usually interact with people outside of their network unless provoked. The school system could use some work, but we have some pretty awesome teachers and classes and you enter high school and beyond. Overall Shreveport is busy city with a diverse group of people that are looking to make the most of themselves. It's awesome!
Shreveport is just exciting enough to get up and go to work the next day! Military Base in Bossier City right across the bridge. Plenty of casinos for those who like the night life and The Boardwalk located on the Riverfront. Local shops and some of the best food you ever had. Suburban neighborhoods tucked away from the 24 hour fun of over four Riverboats. Friendly Folks were strangers are just friends you haven't made yet. If you enjoy shopping which I know you do Shreveport has two large malls for you to choose from as well as the boutiques located on the Riverfront. Three large movie theaters in Imax as well as standard screen. For those who enjoy the races Louisiana Downs offers live horse races for the young at heart. The fall season welcomes cooler weather and the annual Louisiana State Fair. Starting October 25th through November 17th.