Bossier City 70 Excellent
Bossier City Livability #184 ranked city in Louisiana#13,140 ranked city in the USARanks better than 55% of areas
A+ Bossier City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Bossier City Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Louisiana
Bossier City
919% less expensive than the US average
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bossier City cost of living
F Bossier City Crime Total crime is 35% higher than Louisiana
Total crime
5,13999% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2099% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Bossier City crime
D+ Bossier City Employment Household income is 4% higher than Louisiana
Median household income
$47,28915% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,12016% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%29% lower than the US average
Bossier City employment
F Bossier City Housing Home value is 5% higher than Louisiana
Median home value
$156,10015% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8877% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%16% lower than the US average
Bossier City real estate or Bossier City rentals
A- Bossier City Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Louisiana
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
65%32% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Bossier City K-12 schools
B- Bossier City User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Bossier City
Overall user rating
69% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
45% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
91% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Bossier City, LA

      Located in the state of Louisiana, Bossier City is a moderately-sized city with a population of 67,152 residents. The majority of Bossier City residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Bossier City tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Bossier City is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Louisiana, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Bossier City and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Louisiana and national averages.

      Bossier City, LA receives 71/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #190 in Louisiana and #9,465 in the USA. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Bossier City ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (B) and education (A-). Bossier City does not fare well for the following: crime (F) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Bossier City has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Louisiana Boardwalk, Horseshoe Casino, and Boomtown Casino.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Bossier City have a test score average of 65%, which is well above the US average.

      Bossier City real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Bossier City. Median real estate prices in Bossier City come in at $156,100, which is 5.3% higher than the Louisiana average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bossier City, the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 0% lower than the Louisiana average.

      Bossier City transportation information

      StatisticBossier CityLouisianaNational
      Average one way commute18min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.2%82.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.5%9.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%1.3%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.2%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%2.6%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)7354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)1 (2)9711

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      Source: The Bossier City, LA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).