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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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 193,785. 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
193,785

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$810
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    533.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    156.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    866.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,686.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    345.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Shreveport, Louisiana is a unique city in the northwest region of the state. With a population shy of 200,000, the city consequently has a small-town feel. The fabric of the community is rooted in generational families; however, newcomers, such as those attracted by the medical presence are integral, as well. Because of its advantageous location at the intersection of major interstates and highways, rivers, and states, Shreveport has great potential to flourish. Unfortunately, corruption, mismanagement, and civilian indifference, among other factors, have been detrimental to the town. However, the city is evolving as more progressive businesses and services open and sustain success. As in many modern cities, there is an emphasis on supporting local shops and promoting wellness evidenced by cafes and yoga studios. The city has found a niche in the arts, too. Though Shreveport has disparities, the productive allocation of resources and the continued drive for betterment is admirable.
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I live in Caspiana (country part of Shreveport) and I recommend 100%! There is no violence, it’s quiet, reserved, space between houses, and a lot of yard space. The only bad thing that you would have to deal with is the wild animals (deer, coyotes, horses, etc) but they do not mess with the people. We all go our own ways and do not antagonize the animals.
Shreveport is a comfortable mid-size city. Almost everything you need is within a 10 minute drive. Drivers, however, tend not to use signal indicators, making driving particularly dangerous here if you are not paying attention to the vehicles around you.

Dining options are average. You can find most popular cuisines here. A few top-notch authentic Mexican restaurants and, of course, seafood. Get used to crawfish boils because they are commonplace in Louisiana. The main issue is that most businesses are closed by 9 PM. Not the best for a night owl. Coffee options are fairly decent, though.

The location of the city is another mild issue. The nearest metropolis is a 3-hour drive (Dallas, TX). New Orleans is a culturally diverse city that's fun to visit but is a 5-hour drive from Shreveport. I find this to be a major drawback as a fan of live music, art, and everything a major city has to offer. Shreveport does have its fair share of live music and art shows, however.