Shreveport

226 reviews
  1. City in Louisiana
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
$125,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$761
National
$904
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
    451
    264
  • Murder
    10
    5
  • Rape
    60
    37
  • Robbery
    200
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,043
    1
  • Theft
    3,308
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    247
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,413
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

226 reviews
  • Excellent
    22
  • Very Good
    65
  • Average
    112
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    8
The Crime and safety is not the problem! The problem is we have a law enforcement system that forces meant that's designed to wage war on citizens. Law-enforcement here is not worried about protecting and serving the community, it's more concerned with adding revenue to local and state economies through citizens. This can show itself in many forms such as getting a traffic ticket or being arrested and sent through the court system for minor offenses but paying way more than you should. This is aimed at lower income citizens so they do not know how to combat this nor do they care as long as they are left alone.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago
I love Shreveport people that I've met, but I grew up in a rural, small farming town so that is my preference. It is a great place for people who love things to do always and people who love art. There are so many people to meet and it is so diverse I'm sure anyone could love Shreveport!
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Shreveport, Louisiana is one the most at-home cities I have ever lived in. There are many ways to experience the country and city life of Louisiana. They have many great places to explore such as downtown or the River Walk. The people here are also friendly and we also celebrate huge parades such as Mardi Gras. Everyone dresses up and enjoys the amazing festivities that downtown has to offer.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago