Shreveport, LA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    200,715
  • Population Density
    1,641 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    122 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    156 3.3
Shreveport is a midsize city in Louisiana with 200,715 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 156 reviews
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    • 4
    Overall Experience at Shreveport: I work about 5 minutes away from my apartment and lots of the stores that I need to go to (grocery shopping, clothing, taking care of my pets, and home) are less than 10 minutes away. This area is very quiet and clean, as opposed to the previous address I had. There are very few disrespectful neighbors and in general everyone is friendly and genuinely cares about you and your living conditions.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Shreveport: I wouldn't want to leave, but at the same time there aren't a lot of things to do or jobs to be had. When I graduate I will probably HAVE to move to Texas because there won't be places for me.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Shreveport: I would do it over again because its not like that my life was a total bomb or something. It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst. Like i don't have a problem with my life, I mean it is what it is. Life is not easy for anyone but maybe the rich and they life is not as great anyway.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Shreveport: It's a very boring place since I am from Houston
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Shreveport: Life is starting to go downhill. Kids are not being educated properly, older kids are loosing sight of what is more important, and parents are younger so they are not mature enough to raise a child. I know I'm still young but I can see the wrong and I'm disappointed.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 Lakeview 805
2.33 Greenwood 3,209
3.33 Bossier City 63,606

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 71111 39,900
3.00 71106 35,163
3.00 71107 34,019
3.00 71112 31,483
2.66 71118 26,102
3.00 71109 21,512
3.33 71105 22,793
3.00 71108 19,036
3.33 71104 14,466
2.66 71115 14,460
2.66 71129 13,164
2.66 71119 12,404
4.00 71101 8,737
3.00 71103 8,449

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.66 Caddo Parish Public Schools 69

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Caddo Parish Magnet High School Public, Magnet, Alternative 9-12 High
3.66 C.E. Byrd High School Public, Magnet, Alternative 9-12 High
3.33 Herndon Magnet School Public, Magnet, Alternative K-8 Elementary
3.33 Fairfield Magnet School Public, Magnet, Alternative PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Caddo Parish Magnet Middle School Public, Magnet, Alternative 6-8 Middle
3.33 Eden Gardens Fundamental Elementary School Public, Magnet, Alternative K-5 Elementary
3.33 W.T. Lewis Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Stockwell Place Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 South Highlands Elementary Magnet School Public, Magnet, Alternative PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School Public, Magnet, Alternative K-5 Elementary
3.33 Legacy Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Shreveport Job Corps Opportunity Center Public, Alternative 6-12 High
3.00 Riverside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Elm Grove Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Judson Fundamental Elementary School Public, Magnet, Alternative PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Apollo Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Cope Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 A.C. Steere Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Benton Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Curtis Elementary School Public 4-5 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 Platt Elementary School Public 2-3 Elementary
3.00 Bellaire Elementary School Public K-3 Elementary
3.00 Airline High School Public 8-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Loyola College Preparatory High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Evangel Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.00 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
3.00 Centenary College of Louisiana
2.33 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 54.52% 12.23% 31.84%
White 39.83% 63.25% 60.03%
Hispanic 2.68% 16.62% 4.43%
Asian 1.41% 4.83% 1.59%
Multiracial 1.09% 2.05% 1.37%
Native American 0.31% 0.66% 0.55%
Other 0.11% 0.19% 0.15%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.16% 0.04%

Age

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
9 years and under 14% 13% 14%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 12% 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 14% 14% 17%
High school diploma or equivalent 32% 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
Male 47.1% 49.2% 48.9%
Female 52.9% 50.8% 51.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
Rent 43.9% 35.1% 33.0%
Own 56.1% 64.9% 67.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
Assault 450.6 278.9 449.1
Murder 12.9 5.0 17.3
Rape 41.5 15.3
Robbery 186.0 159.8 217.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Shreveport, LA United States Louisiana
Burglary 1167.2 573.5 1181.6
Larceny 3323.6 2079.6 3309.8
Motor vehicle theft 249.3 235.5 273.2

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
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    Precipitation

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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 23 responses

  • 52% Yes
  • 22% Not sure
  • 26% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 21 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 23 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 10 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 9 responses

  • 22% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 56% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 11% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 11% 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 8 responses

  • 12% Very accepting.
  • 50% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 25% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 12% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 16 responses

  • 12% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 62% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 19% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 6% 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 14 responses

  • 14% I love everything about it.
  • 50% 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.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 11 responses

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