Bossier Parish, LA

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2022 Population
128,877
0.287% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36
1.12% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.7%
1.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,598
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$206,600
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
53,983
1.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bossier Parish, LA had a population of 129k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $64,598. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bossier Parish, LA grew from 128,508 to 128,877, a 0.287% increase and its median household income grew from $58,289 to $64,598, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bossier Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.83%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.25%).

None of the households in Bossier Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Bossier Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bossier Parish, LA are Bossier Parish Community College (1,555 degrees awarded in 2022) and VH Barber & Styling Academy (485962) (11 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bossier Parish, LA was $206,600, and the homeownership rate was 65.4%.

Most people in Bossier Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bossier Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bossier Parish, LA is home to a population of 129k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.09% of Bossier Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (5.27k people).

In 2022, there were 2.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.5k people) in Bossier Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Bossier Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bossier Parish, LA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bossier Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.5k ± 1.19k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    30.4k ± 323
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.74k ± 1.26k
6.92%
Hispanic Population
8.91k people

In 2022, there were 2.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.5k people) in Bossier Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.92% of the people in Bossier Parish, LA are hispanic (8.91k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bossier Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.27k people
3.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.76k people

As of 2022, 4.09% of Bossier Parish, LA residents (5.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bossier Parish, LA was 3.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,447 ± 515
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,440 ± 456
  3. Vietnam
    2,224 ± 363

Bossier Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bossier Parish, LA employs 54k people. The largest industries in Bossier Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,594 people), Retail Trade (6,550 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,247 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,367), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,341), and Utilities ($68,188).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

54k
2022 Value
± 2,207
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 5.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bossier Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 53.4k employees to 54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bossier Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,936 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,887 people), and Management Occupations (5,267 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bossier Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54k
2022 Value
± 2,207
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 5.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bossier Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 53.4k employees to 54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bossier Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,594 people), Retail Trade (6,550 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,247 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bossier Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Bossier Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,679
Median earning men ± $3,131
$32,285
Median earning women ± $2,558

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($86,504), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,208), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($69,623).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,442), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,268), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,513).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 876
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 654
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 556
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bossier County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 69.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bossier Parish, LA awarded 1,566 degrees. The student population of Bossier Parish, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,085 male students and 4,264 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bossier Parish, LA are White (893 and 57.3%), followed by Black or African American (470 and 30.1%), Hispanic or Latino (93 and 5.97%), and Two or More Races (63 and 4.04%).

The largest universities in Bossier Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Bossier Parish Community College (1,555 and 99.3%) and VH Barber & Styling Academy (485962) (11 and 0.702%).

The most popular majors in Bossier Parish, LA are General Studies (402 and 25.7%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (143 and 9.13%), and General Business Administration & Management (100 and 6.39%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,349 students enrolled in Bossier Parish, LA, 32.8% men and 67.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,823 records, of which 64.6% were women and 35.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 96 degrees awarded
  2. 83 degrees awarded
  3. 83 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bossier Parish, LA was General Studies with 96 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Bossier Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,555 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bossier Parish Community College with 1,555 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 563 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bossier Parish, LA, which is 0.561 times less than the 1,003 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 893 degrees mean that there were 1.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 470 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,435) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($848) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bossier Parish, LA was $206,600 in 2022, which is 0.733 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $179,100 to $206,600, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Bossier Parish, LA is 65.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bossier Parish, LA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bossier Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bossier Parish, LA is $64,598. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bossier Parish, LA was Census Tract 110.02 with a value of $76,321, followed by Census Tract 108.06 and Census Tract 109, with respective values of $64,702 and $61,953.

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bossier Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.46%.

Property

$206,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,201
$31,834
Median Property Taxes
±$1,595

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bossier Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bossier Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.4% of the housing units in Bossier Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 110.02
  2. Census Tract 108.06
  3. Census Tract 109

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bossier Parish, LA was Census Tract 110.02 with a value of $76,321, followed by Census Tract 108.06 and Census Tract 109, with respective values of $64,702 and $61,953.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bossier Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,598
Median Household Income
± $3,122
48.7k
Number of Households
± 2,011

In 2022, the median household income of the 48.7k households in Bossier Parish, LA grew to $64,598 from the previous year's value of $58,289.

The following chart displays the households in Bossier Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bossier Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.6%)
  2. Carpooled (6.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.11%)

In 2022, 83.6% of workers in Bossier Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.84%) and those who worked at home (6.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bossier Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Bossier Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bossier Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bossier Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bossier Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.46%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bossier Parish, LA (21.1k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bossier Parish, LA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 24.7% of the children was living in poverty in Bossier Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 480 in Bossier Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 31.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.6% of the population of Bossier Parish, LA has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 9.35% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 6.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bossier Parish, LA see 2190 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.57% decrease from the previous year (2271 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1743 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 423 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,190 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bossier Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Bossier Parish, LA see an average of 2,190 patients per year. This represents a 3.57% decrease from the previous year (2,271 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bossier Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.44%
Uninsured
39.5%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
9.35%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
6.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bossier Parish, LA grew by 2.34% from 9.23% to 9.44%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65 in Bossier Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.7% in Bossier Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.45% in Bossier Parish, LA.

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