Shreveport, LA Population

Shreveport is located at 425km northwest of New Orleans. It (pop. 200,145) is the largest city in northwest Louisiana and the site of the annual Louisiana State Fair. It’s known for being one of the world’s rose capitals, though in recent years gambling has become the area’s biggest draw. The city has two art museums of note: the Meadows Museum of Art on the campus of Centenary College and the R. W. Norton Art Gallery. This museum is appropriately located in the repair garage of an old car dealership. Other Shreveport attractions include the State Exhibit Museum and the Spring Street Museum.

Population: 200,145. Estimated population in July 2020: 198,874 (-0.6% change)
Males: 93,333 (46.6%), Females: 106,812 (53.4%)

Caddo County

Zip codes: 71101, 71103, 71104, 71105, 71106, 71107, 71108, 71109, 71115, 71118, 71119, 71129.

Median resident age: 34.3 years
Median household income: $30,526
Median house value: $73,200

Races in Shreveport:

  • Black (50.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (45.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (6.7%), Irish (6.6%), United States (6.5%), German (5.2%), French (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Elevation: 209 feet

Land area: 103.1 square miles

Map of Shreveport, LA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Shreveport

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shreveport city

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,334 (+1.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Shreveport:

  • BRENTWOOD, A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMPANY (1006 HIGHLAND AVE)
  • CHRISTUS SCHUMPERT HEALTH SYSTEM (ONE ST MARY PLACE)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF SHREVEPORT (1130 LOUISIANA AVENUE)
  • DUBUIS HOSPITAL OF SHREVEPORT (ONE ST MARY PLACE, 5TH & 6TH FLOORS)
  • LAGNIAPPE HOSPITAL (1800 IRVING PLACE)
  • LIFECARE HOSPITAL INC (9320 LINWOOD AVENUE)
  • LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, SHREVEPORT (1541 KINGS HIGHWAY)
  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL OF SHREVEPORT (453 JORDAN STREET)
  • WILLIS KNIGHTON MEDICAL CENTER (2600 GREENWOOD ROAD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shreveport:

Other public-use airports nearest to Shreveport:

  • SHREVEPORT DOWNTOWN (about 6 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Abbreviation: DTN)
  • BLUEBIRD HILL (about 10 miles; KEITHVILLE, LA; Abbreviation: 5F5)
  • THACKERS (about 25 miles; OIL CITY, LA; Abbreviation: 5F8)
Amtrak station:
SHREVEPORT (102 LAKE ST.) – Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Shreveport:

  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (Full-time enrollment: 3,059; Location: ONE UNIVERSITY PL; Public; Website: www.lsus.edu/; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA (Full-time enrollment: 915; Location: 2911 Centenary Boulevard; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.centenary.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT SHREVEPORT (Full-time enrollment: 915; Location: 3050 MARTIN LUTHER KING DR; Public; Website: www.susla.edu)
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER (Full-time enrollment: 625; Location: 2010 N MARKET ST; Public)
  • AMERICAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (Full-time enrollment: 155; Location: 702 PROFESSIONAL DR N; Private, for-profit)
  • AYERS INSTITUTE INC (Full-time enrollment: 139; Location: 2924 KNIGHT ST STE 318; Private, for-profit; Website: Ayersinstitute.com)
  • GUYS SHREVEPORT ACADEMY COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 65; Location: 3954 YOUREE DR; Private, for-profit)
  • DIESEL DRIVING ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 55; Location: 3523 GREENWOOD RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dieseldrivingacademy.com)
  • PAT GOINS SHREVEPORT BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 28; Location: 6363 HEARNE AVE STE 106; Private, for-profit)
  • LOUISIANA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (Location: 2835 HOLLYWOOD AVE STE 370; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lbu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • OVERTON BROOKS VA MED CTR SCH OF MED TECHN (Location: 510 E STONER AVE; Public)
  • BLALOCKS PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 3553 GREENWOOD RD; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Shreveport:

  • BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,743)
  • SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 67 miles; MAGNOLIA, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,646)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 69 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,710)
  • GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; GRAMBLING, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,299)
  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 77 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
  • LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY (about 78 miles; RUSTON, LA; Full-time enrollment: 9,013)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)

Biggest public high schools in Shreveport:

  • C.E. BYRD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,015; Location: 3201 LINE AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • SOUTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,704; Location: 9000 WALKER ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,323; Location: 6801 RASBERRY LANE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CAPTAIN SHREVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,172; Location: 6115 EAST KINGS HIGHWAY; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CADDO PARISH MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,145; Location: 1601 VIKING DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 970; Location: 5939 OLD MOORINGSPORT ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • FAIR PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 818; Location: 3222 GREENWOOD ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • GREEN OAKS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 2550 THOMAS E. HOWARD DRIVE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 527; Location: 2104 MILAM STREET; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CADDO CAREER CENTER (Location: 5950 UNION AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Shreveport:

  • EVANGEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 1,015; Location: 7425 BROADACRES ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • LOYOLA COLLEGE PREP (Students: 375; Location: 921 JORDAN; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • TRINITY HTS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 138; Location: 48OO OLD MOORINGSPORT RD; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Shreveport:

  • WALNUT HILL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,587; Location: 9360 WOOLWORTH ROAD; Grades: PK – 08)
  • CADDO PARISH MIDDLE MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 1,187; Location: 7635 CORNELIOUS DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TURNER ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,183; Location: 5904 WEST SEVENTIETH STREET; Grades: PK – 08)
  • YOUREE DRIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,022; Location: 6008 YOUREE DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WOODLAWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 840; Location: 7340 WYNGATE DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • RIDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 817; Location: 2001 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • UNIVERSITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 797; Location: 9900 SMITHERMAN DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • J. S. CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 767; Location: 351 HEARNE AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LINWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 764; Location: 401 WEST SEVENTIETH STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SHREVE ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 753; Location: 836 SEWANNE PLACE; Grades: PK – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Shreveport:

  • CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 462; Location: 9333 LINWOOD AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MARK S CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 422; Location: 908 RUTHERFORD ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SOUTHFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 1100 SOUTHFIELD RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOHN BERCHMANS CATHEDRAL (Students: 320; Location: 947 JORDAN STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 533 OCKLEY DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL FOR SHRE (Students: 232; Location: 2605 C E GALLOWAY BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY/BLESSED SACRAMENT ACA (Students: 213; Location: 2932 MURPHY ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY ROSARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 1730 COX STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHRISTIAN CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 207 IDEMA; Grades: PK – 7)
  • AMERICAN CHILD DAY CARE CENTER (Students: 70; Location: 426 EAST WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Shreveport:

  • SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,219,318; Location: 424 TEXAS STREET; 671,412 books; 7,337 audio materials; 28,528 video materials; 4,900 serial subscriptions)