255 reviews
  1. City in Louisiana
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    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
    B-
  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

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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!
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 the oldest settlement in Louisiana. I have lived here for over 40 years. After a brief stay in Indiana, we returned and I have remained. The small town city, with big city attributes proved to be a great place for my family. The area is rich in culture with great emphases on community and family. Southern Cuisine at its best, along with any food craving, can be found in Shreveport. The night life is equally exciting as the Casino's replicate the Vegas experience. Movie filming, national concert tours, professional sports offer top notch entertainment. In addition, Shreveport is connected to the adjacent city of Bossier by the Texas Street Bridge over the Red River, where you can find a duplication of all previously noted attributes, a winning combination. Shreveport/Bossier area is a great place to live. However, if I could change anything I would elevate income to the national level, and find a way to reduce prejudices that still exist in the Deep South.