Shreveport, LA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    200,692
  • Population Density
    1,641 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    122 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    206 3.3
Shreveport is a midsize city in Louisiana with 200,692 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 206 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience at Shreveport: I really love my neighborhood it's wear I've lived all of my life. I have built relationships with my neighbors as they are respectful .
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Shreveport: The crime is bad but not as bad as it could be
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Shreveport: Its a small city but very friendly
    • Parent
    • 1
    Crime & Safety at Shreveport: The crime and safety in the area I live is horrible , from break ins, to shootings , drive by shootings, and stolen vehicles , Drug activity ,it all happens daily in the area I live in at anytime of the day. Something needs to be done
    • Parent
    • 1
    Overall Experience at Shreveport: The overall experience of my area is not good. If my mom could afford to move we would but we can afford to. The area were I live the crime rate is high, there are thefts, drama, killing, shooting everyday, anytime of day , morning, night. I don't feel safe going to sleep at night I pray every night. I like to play basketball but only play at school because I afraid to go out side . My mom drives me to school every morning and I dread catching the bus home. The walk home from the bus stop consist of quick, powerwalking, I've been harassed while walking , followed by cars, and even questioned by police about criminal activity because of my completion and the clothes I have on . The area that I live in with my mom needs a complete turnaround but I don't see much hope by the way the community is set up. I just want to go to college and make something out of myself so I can have a career and move my mom and myself out of the area that I currently live in.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Lakeview 1,056
3.00 Greenwood 3,239
4.00 Bossier City 64,895

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 71111 40,700
3.66 71106 35,257
3.66 71107 33,704
3.66 71112 32,289
3.33 71118 27,032
2.66 71109 21,336
4.00 71105 22,844
2.66 71108 19,477
4.00 71104 13,710
3.33 71115 14,602
3.00 71129 14,159
3.33 71119 11,957
3.33 71101 8,005
2.66 71103 8,270

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 Caddo Parish Public Schools 66

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Caddo Parish Magnet High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 C.E. Byrd High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Herndon Magnet School Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Fairfield Magnet School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.33 Caddo Parish Magnet Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.66 Eden Gardens Fundamental Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.66 South Highlands Elementary Magnet School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.33 Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
Shreveport Job Corps Opportunity Center Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.33 Riverside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Judson Fundamental Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 A.C. Steere Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Shreve Island Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Greenacres Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Airline High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
3.00 Youree Drive Middle Advanced Placement Magnet School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 University Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Oil City Magnet School Public, Magnet PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Blanchard Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Captain Shreve High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 81st Street Early Childhood Education Center Public PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Oak Park Microsociety Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Arthur Circle Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Forest Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Loyola College Preparatory High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.33 Evangel Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Calvary Baptist Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
St. Joseph Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Southfield School Private PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Mark's Cathedral School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. John Berchmans Cathedral School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
The Montessori School for Shreveport Private, Montessori PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Christian Center School Private, Religious, Montessori PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Colquitt Christian Academy & Preschool Private, Religious PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Centenary College of Louisiana
Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Bossier Parish Community College
Southern University at Shreveport
Texas State Technical College - Marshall
Remington College - Shreveport
Blue Cliff College - Shreveport
Ayers Career College
Diesel Driving Academy - Shreveport
Regency Beauty Institute - Shreveport
American School of Business
Guy's Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport
Virginia College - Shreveport/Bossier City
Pat Goins Beauty School - Benton Road

Around Shreveport

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
African American 55.19% 12.23% 31.91%
White 39.17% 63.25% 59.74%
Hispanic 2.70% 16.62% 4.58%
Asian 1.34% 4.83% 1.63%
Multiracial 0.98% 2.05% 1.40%
Native American 0.38% 0.66% 0.55%
Other 0.18% 0.19% 0.16%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.16% 0.03%

Age

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
9 years and under 14% 13% 14%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 11% 13% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 12%
65 and over 13% 13% 13%

Education Levels

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
Less than a high school diploma 15% 14% 17%
High school diploma or equivalent 31% 28% 34%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 27%
Bachelor's degree 16% 18% 15%
Master's degree or higher 9% 11% 7%

Gender

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
Female 53.0% 50.8% 51.1%
Male 47.0% 49.2% 48.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
Own 56.0% 64.9% 66.3%
Rent 44.0% 35.1% 33.7%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
Assault 451.1 264.1 461.1
Murder 10.0 5.2 16.9
Rape 60.4 36.8 41.9
Robbery 199.8 135.0 232.2

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
Burglary 1042.5 575.0 1065.0
Larceny 3308.5 2114.0 3371.9
Motor vehicle theft 246.8 257.3 307.5

Income

Weather

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 34 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 18% Not sure
  • 24% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 52 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 44 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 29 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 28 responses

  • 14% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 46% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 18% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 21% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% Very accepting.
  • 50% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 19% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 6% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 39 responses

  • 13% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 62% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 21% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 5% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 25 responses

  • 16% I love everything about it.
  • 44% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 36% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 4% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 33 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments