Shreveport, Louisiana Population 2022

185,249
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Shreveport is a city located in Caddo Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 185,249, it is the 3rd largest city in Louisiana and the 146th largest city in the United States. Shreveport is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -2.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 189,890 in 2020. Spanning over 123 miles, Shreveport has a population density of 1,725 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shreveport is $62,756 with a poverty rate of 24.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shreveport is 35.7 years, 34 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Shreveport is located in Caddo Parish, Louisiana along the Red River and into part of Bossier Parish. Shreveport is part of the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area and it's currently the third largest city in Louisiana behind New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Diversity and Religion

The predominant religion in Shreveport is Christian. In the 19th century, Shreveport was largely Protestant but Baptists now account for most Christians followed by Methodists and Catholics. Shreveport also has a sizable Jewish community made up of German Jewish immigrants from the mid-19th century. About 14% of Louisiana's total Muslim community lives in the Shreveport-Bossier metro area.

Population Growth

Shreveport's population has been in a slow decline for years due to issues like poverty, a high unemployment rate, and crime. According to Census data, Louisiana was one of eight states in the U.S. to see a population drop between 2016 and 2017. While the state as a whole experienced a net decrease of fewer than 2,000 people, the trend was most significant in Northwest Louisiana which includes Shreveport and Bossier City. In Northwest Louisiana, the population declined by 4,200 from 2014 to 2017.

Shreveport was founded to create a meeting point where the Texas Trail and the Brown Bricks meet. In honor of Captain Henry Miller Shreve, who made the Red River navigable, the town was called Shreve Town and the town company was known as the Shreve Town Company. By 1839, the town was incorporated as Shreveport.

In its early days, Shreveport was a center for steamboat commerce and it had a slave market. It became the capital of Louisiana briefly during the Civil War and served as a Confederate stronghold. Shreveport's Trans-Mississippi was even the last Confederate command to surrender after Robert E. Lee surrendered thanks to their isolation. It took weeks for news of the end of the war to reach the area.

Due to economic problems in recent decades, Shreveport has struggled with poverty, crime, unemployment, and a declining population.

Shreveport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shreveportwas:

  • Black or African American: 57.30%
  • White: 37.17%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Asian: 1.70%
  • Other race: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Shreveport, Louisiana is 185,249 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 189,890.

Shreveport, Louisiana Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Shreveport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Shreveport Population by Race

Shreveport Population Pyramid 2022

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Shreveport Median Age

36.1


Total

34.2


Male

38


Female

Shreveport Adults

There are 144,296 adults, (31,275 of whom are seniors) in Shreveport.

Shreveport Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shreveport Sex Ratio

Female

100,464

52.91%

Male

89,426

47.09%

Shreveport Population by Age

Shreveport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shreveport Household Types

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shreveport Households and Families

3.31

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Shreveport Households by Type

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Shreveport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shreveport Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.12%.

Shreveport Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,647

Average Earnings

$38,927

Average Male

$26,839

Average Female

Shreveport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shreveport Language by Age

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Shreveport Language

96.13% of Shreveport residents speak only English, while 3.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.81% of the population.

Shreveport Language

Shreveport Poverty by Race

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24.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.89%

Male Poverty Rate

26.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shreveport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shreveport is Black, with 33.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shreveport is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.15%.

Shreveport Poverty

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Shreveport Poverty Rate by Education

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Shreveport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shreveport Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Shreveport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Shreveport Married by Age and Sex

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Shreveport Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shreveport Marital Status by Race

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Shreveport Marital Status

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11,716

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Shreveport Veterans by War

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Shreveport Veterans by Age

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Shreveport Veterans by Race

Shreveport Veterans by Education

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12.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shreveport Veterans by Education

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shreveport Employment by Age

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Shreveport Employment by Race

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Shreveport Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.47%

Born in Shreveport

97.31%

Native Born

2.69%

Foreign Born

1.44%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.31% of Shreveport residents were born in the United States, with 77.47% having been born in Louisiana. 1.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Shreveport Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Shreveport Population by Year