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What Bert Has To Say About Shreveport-Bossier City Metro Area

Shreveport is a commercial and cultural center for northwest Louisiana, northeast Texas, and southern Arkansas. In the early 20th century, the area experienced a major oil boom which then declined through the century. Recently a new riverfront entertainment district with nightlife and casinos and a new convention center have revitalized downtown Shreveport.


Quick Facts About Shreveport

    The unemployment rate in Shreveport is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Shreveport jobs have Increased by 0.24 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Shreveport's cost of living is 16.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Shreveport's population is 200,099 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.17 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Shreveport is $89,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.00 percent.
    Shreveport public schools spend $11,732 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Shreveport.

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re: Question on moving to Shreveport/Bossier City
Do not move to the Shreveport/Bossier area. There are a lot of close-minded and uneducated people that live here. The state and surrounding cities are full of crooked... (read more)
Question on moving to Shreveport/Bossier City
Hi, We are looking to retire in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. We are looking there because it is affordable. However, we are very concerned because of all the... (read more)
Retired Here and love it--Southeast Shreveport is
We retired here 3 yrs. ago. First we retired to San Diego suburb to be with family and it was supposed to be the best weather in entire country, but this is even better... (read more)
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