Shreveport demographics profile

StatisticShreveportLouisianaNational
Population198,5714,645,670318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,8538991
Median age35.136.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%52%55%
Speak English96%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%
Shreveport, LA has a population of 198,571 and is the 118th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,853 per sq mi which is 1990% higher than the Louisiana average and 1946% higher than the national average. The median age in Shreveport is 35 which is approximately 3% lower than the Louisiana average of 36. In Shreveport, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 78% of Shreveport residents were born in Louisiana, 19% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Shreveport is 1990% higher than Louisiana.
  • The median age in Shreveport is 3% lower than Louisiana.
  • In Shreveport 39.60% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Shreveport 56.30% of the population is African American.
  • In Shreveport 1.49% of the population is Asian.

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Shreveport population breakdown by race

RaceShreveportLouisianaNational
Caucasian39.60%62.62%73.35%
African American56.30%32.16%12.63%
Asian1.49%1.69%5.22%
American Indian0.31%0.57%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.35%1.83%3.06%
Other race0.91%1.09%4.75%
In Shreveport, 2.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Shreveport age breakdown

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Source: The Shreveport, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).