B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$757
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    511
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    65
    41
  • Robbery
    233
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,131
    525
  • Theft
    3,714
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,583
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Shreveport Reviews

280 reviews
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Shreveport is a sleepy city, which despite it's size doesn't have a lot of the typical busy city life style. The schools in this area tend to do well, and the living is generally easy.

That being said, it does have a few issues. Lack of traffic enforcement means that you'll regularly see people driving 10+ miles over the speed limit, running red lights and stop signs, and in general driving dangerously. There's a big wreck here on almost a daily basis.

The night life isn't much either. There are few clubs and plenty of bars, but the city itself shuts down around 9 pm. If you aren't into social drinking, you'll be seeing that the night time offerings are severely lacking.

That being said, it is a nice city. There's not a lot to note about it, but if you're into a more relaxed atmosphere, then this is the right place for you. Just be careful when you drive!
Review Shreveport
Growing up I loved being a part of the culture of Shreveport, Louisiana. There were always opportunities to become immersed in Louisiana culture either through the local Mardi Gras parades, the festivals like the Red River Revel or Mudbug Madness, or the arts. I also enjoy our local sporting events be it former baseball games, hockey, or basketball. I also had the chance to attend what I believe is the best high school in Shreveport- C.E. Byrd!
Shreveport is a nice place to live depending on the area where you decide. However, recently that has been a spike of crime that has gradually drifting to even the nicer areas of town. There are a few good schools in Shreveport, however, they are at the moment dealing with the issue of some of the schools being too segregated. There is a ongoing development, especially in the downtown area that is making it more attractive to younger professionals, artists, etc. There are a lot of things to do here too, and they are delving more into professional sports. In Shreveport they now have activities that include, but are not limited to, a independent theatre, trampoline parks, escape rooms, ice skating, and more things that make it a more competitive and advantageous by offering attractions that rival those in bigger cities.