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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.

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Quick Facts About Shreveport

    The unemployment rate in Shreveport is 7.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Shreveport jobs have Decreased by 0.24 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Shreveport's cost of living is 17.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Shreveport's population is 197,204 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.67 percent.
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Shreveport is $97,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 17.89 percent.
    Shreveport public schools spend $11,787 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Shreveport.

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Shreveport/Bossier City is not only the worst place I have ever lived, it is the worst place I have ever visited. Here are some factors contributing to this conclusion:... (Read More)




This city has been the trash heap of North Louisiana for decades now and it looks like there is no plans to change that. There are some modern shopping centers in the... (Read More)



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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)



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