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Bossier Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2014: 125,064 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 98,310 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,844
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,369
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 25,442
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,002 (it was 11,186 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 839 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 149 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bossier Parish: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.0%), Educational, health and social services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bossier Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (20.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 61,485  (49.2%)
Females: 63,579  (50.8%)
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Bossier Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bossier Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $56,140 ($39,203 in 1999)

This county:

$56,140
Louisiana:

$45,727

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $729 (lower quartile is $529, upper quartile is $972)
This county:

$729
State:

$647


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $168,500 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Bossier:

$168,500
Louisiana:

$155,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,200 - $248,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,273
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $316

Institutionalized population: 1,137

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 268
  • Burglaries: 74
  • Thefts: 447
  • Auto thefts: 60

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 211
  • Burglaries: 101
  • Thefts: 480
  • Auto thefts: 40
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 828 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2008: 594 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2009: 750 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2010: 780 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2011: 844 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2012: 877 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2013: 869 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2014: 876 buildings, average cost: $156,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,123 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $386 (0.3%)

Bossier Parish household income distribution in 2009 Bossier Parish home values distribution Bossier Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.1%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 23.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.6% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.1%
Bossier Parish:

15.1%
Louisiana:

19.6%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.4% for American Indian residents, 10.0% for other race residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 34 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Area name: Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bossier Parish is $482 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $714 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bossier City, Red Chute, Eastwood, Haughton, Benton, Plain Dealing.

Bossier Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Bossier Parish:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bossier Parish: Caddo Correctional Institute (A), Rogers Station (B), Sentell Plantation (C), Riverside Swim Club (D), Hicks Crossing (E), East Ridge Country Club (F), B and S Landing (G), Northwood Country Club (H), Jeters Landing (I), Caddo Fire District 1 (J), Caddo Parish Fire District 5 Station 2 (K), Caddo Parish Fire District 5 Station 1 (L), Caddo Parish Fire District 4 (M), Shreveport Fire Department Station 22 (N), Caddo Parish Fire District 6 (O), Caddo Correctional Institute (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bossier Parish include: Thomas Church (A), Three States Church (B), Union Chapel (C), Williams Chapel (D), Baptist Temple (E), Faith Tabernacle (F), New Testament Church (G), Oakdale Church (H), Antioch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Antioch Cemetery (1), New Hill Cemetery (2), McDonald Cemetery (3), Lester Cemetery (4), Light Hill Cemetery (5), Black Bayou Cemetery (6), Slaughter Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Gold Point Lake (A), Lachute Lake (B), Palmetta Lake (C), Old River Lake (D), Muddy Lake (E), Bluehole Pond (F), Goose Pond (G), Monterey Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crooked Bayou (A), Cowhide Bayou (B), Cocklebur Bayou (C), Choctaw Bayou (D), Hoss Creek (E), Horse Creek (F), Hartman Branch (G), Halfway Slough (H), Buchanan Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bossier Parish include: Soda Lake State Wildlife Management Area (1), Walter Jacobs Park (2), Richard Fleming Park (3), Greenmoor Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bryan County, Georgia , Henry County, Georgia , Jefferson County, Georgia , Yazoo County, Mississippi , Johnson County, Georgia , Montgomery County, Georgia , Talbot County, Georgia , Taylor County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,161
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,443 (48% naturalized citizens)

Bossier Parish:

2.5%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 431
  • 1990 to 1994: 309
  • 1985 to 1989: 301
  • 1980 to 1984: 348
  • 1975 to 1979: 275
  • 1970 to 1974: 202
  • 1970 to 1974: 242
  • 1965 to 1969: 335
Note: State values scaled to Bossier Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.0%

Bossier Parish marital status for males Bossier Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,393
  • One, attached: 1,314
  • Two: 861
  • 3 or 4: 1,087
  • 5 to 9: 1,554
  • 10 to 19: 1,168
  • 20 or more: 1,761
  • Mobile homes: 6,973
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 175

Housing units in Bossier Parish with a mortgage: 13,220 (1,505 second mortgage, 829 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,984

Here:

68.8% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bossier Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant49,17799
Mainline Protestant7,09919
Black Protestant6,88432
Catholic5,8904
Other1,4053
None46,524-
Bossier Parish Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Bossier Parish:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Bossier Parish:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 71
This county:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bossier Parish:

10.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Bossier Parish:

27.1%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Bossier Parish:

Average size of farms: 235 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,938
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.78
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,290
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,510
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.20
Corn for grain: 934 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3121 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2437 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6958 harvested acres
Vegetables: 236 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 489 acres

Tornado activity:

Bossier Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 1010100.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 fatalities and 440 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/3/1978, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 266 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bossier Parish-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 196.5 miles away from Bossier Parish center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 283.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 388.6 miles away from Bossier Parish center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 350.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2015 to June 20, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4228: July 13, 2015, FEMA Id: 4228, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 03, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1863: December 10, 2009, FEMA Id: 1863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3212: August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: 3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Loss of the Space Shuttle <span class="italic">Columbia</span>, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3172: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3172, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Louisiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to January 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1357: January 12, 2001, FEMA Id: 1357, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 03, 1999 to April 07, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1269: April 09, 1999, FEMA Id: 1269, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bossier Parish (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (20%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bossier Parish (%):

  • United States or American (18%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Bossier Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 37,965 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 5,260 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 218 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 88 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 47 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 137 (0%)
  • Walked: 609 (1%)
  • Other means: 469 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 715 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Bossier Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 718 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 635 people in nursing homes
  • 327 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 175 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 73 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 72 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 55 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Bossier Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 747 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 587 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 310 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 225 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 45 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,841.

11.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.52%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.50% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,532 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

0.50%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

5.70% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($19,384 average AGI)
5.32% relocated from other states ($22,614 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

5.32%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Caddo Parish, LA  3.73% ($37,686 average AGI)
from Webster Parish, LA  0.49% ($39,778)
from Ouachita Parish, LA  0.19% ($40,780)
from Dallas County, TX  0.15% ($40,136)
from Harris County, TX  0.14% ($45,800)
from Bexar County, TX  0.13% ($55,000)
from Lincoln Parish, LA  0.13% ($31,093)


10.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.46%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,151 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

0.33%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

5.57% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($18,440 average AGI)
4.57% relocated to other states ($21,420 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

4.57%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Caddo Parish, LA  4.03% ($32,668 average AGI)
to Webster Parish, LA  0.41% ($34,866)
to Dallas County, TX  0.17% ($34,726)
to Ouachita Parish, LA  0.15% ($37,797)
to Bexar County, TX  0.13% ($62,357)
to Harris County, TX  0.12% ($43,020)
to De Soto Parish, LA  0.11% ($35,553)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.8

Births per 1000 population in Bossier Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Bossier Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bossier Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bossier Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bossier Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,399 (12,042 aged, 2,357 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,302 (17%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bossier Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (987)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (832)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (754)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (604)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (502)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (392)
  • Congestive heart failure (373)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (348)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (328)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (325)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,555
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 875
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 85.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 64.2
  • Other - 20.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 82.3
  • Other - 36.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 115,018
  • In family households: 97,734 (21,165 male householders, 9,923 female householders)
    22,318 spouses, 34,260 children (31,016 natural, 750 adopted, 2,494 stepchildren), 3,386 grandchildren, 1,095 brothers or sisters, 844 parents, 1,525 other relatives, 2,630 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,284 (7,014 male householders (5,543 living alone)), 7,113 female householders (6,176 living alone)), 3,157 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,961 (1,137 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 12,931 2-persons, 7,708 3-persons, 6,027 4-persons, 2,828 5-persons, 1,076 6-persons, 518 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,719 1-person, 1,944 2-persons, 293 3-persons, 111 4-persons, 35 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

17,219 married couples with children.
7,233 single-parent households (1,310 men, 5,923 women).

94.4% of residents of Bossier Parish speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $899,311,000 ($8,641 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $458,294,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $331,002,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $94,415,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,502,000
Federal grants: $83,087,000
Federal procurement contracts: $39,981,000 ($37,046,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $348,324,000 ($335,610,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $365,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $85,063,000
Federal Government insurance: $505,116,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,212
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,202
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +357
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,946
Here +28 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bossier Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.67 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,271
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,012
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,546
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,473
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,377
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,252
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,028
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,399
  • 1940 to 1949: 978
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,034
Note: State values scaled to Bossier population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bossier Parish population
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 192
  • 3 rooms: 941
  • 4 rooms: 2,170
  • 5 rooms: 7,236
  • 6 rooms: 7,054
  • 7 rooms: 4,303
  • 8 rooms: 1,993
  • 9+ rooms: 1,517
  • 1 room: 200
  • 2 rooms: 867
  • 3 rooms: 2,278
  • 4 rooms: 3,045
  • 5 rooms: 2,580
  • 6 rooms: 1,338
  • 7 rooms: 534
  • 8 rooms: 224
  • 9+ rooms: 120
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bossier Parish population
  • no bedroom: 59
  • 1 bedroom: 592
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,032
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,640
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,668
  • 5+ bedrooms: 451
  • no bedroom: 242
  • 1 bedroom: 3,162
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,033
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,133
  • 4 bedrooms: 564
  • 5+ bedrooms: 52
Cars and other vehicles available in Bossier Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bossier Parish population
  • no vehicle: 932
  • 1 vehicle: 6,910
  • 2 vehicles: 12,266
  • 3 vehicles: 4,067
  • 4 vehicles: 1,017
  • 5+ vehicles: 250
  • no vehicle: 1,887
  • 1 vehicle: 5,542
  • 2 vehicles: 3,149
  • 3 vehicles: 504
  • 4 vehicles: 70
  • 5+ vehicles: 34

51% of Bossier Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Louisiana.

Bossier Parish:

51.4%
State average:

59.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 58,024
  • Northeast: 3,421
  • Midwest: 6,857
  • South: 21,204
  • West: 4,661

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bossier Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (57.2%)
  • Electricity (37.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Electricity (53.7%)
  • Utility gas (43.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 696
Here:

5.4%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 284
Here:

5.0%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 471
Here:

10.8%
Louisiana:

16.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bossier Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $10,239,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,763,000
    Regular Highways: $5,652,000
    Police Protection: $1,672,000
    General - Other: $606,000
    Housing and Community Development: $568,000
    Health - Other: $341,000
    Financial Administration: $334,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $218,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $167,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $167,000
    Libraries: $125,000
    Sewerage: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $11,275,000
    Police Protection: $9,024,000
    Regular Highways: $5,308,000
    Financial Administration: $4,528,000
    Libraries: $3,907,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,751,000
    Health - Other: $2,604,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,306,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,806,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,386,000
    General - Other: $1,299,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $882,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $873,000
    General Public Buildings: $793,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $100,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,868,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $714,000
    Local Fire Protection: $709,000
    Correctional Institutions: $438,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $342,000
    Health - Other: $317,000
    Central Staff Services: $180,000
    Financial Administration: $156,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $71,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    General - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,116,000

Bossier Parish government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $9,002,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,632,000
    All Other: $590,000
    Highways: $64,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $629,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,066,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,532,000
    Royalties: $588,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $377,000
    Sale of Property: $191,000
    Rents: $109,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Special Assessments: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,058,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,262,000
    Highways: $941,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $22,247,000
    Property: $17,525,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,129,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,407,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $454,000
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $137,000
    Other License: $11,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000

Bossier Parish government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,097,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,764,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $255,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $170,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $85,000

Bossier Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,713,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,867,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,527,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,633
  • Number of aged recipients: 303
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,330
  • Number of recipients under 18: 575
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,546
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 512
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 845
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,109
Bossier Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bossier Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,110$169,274564$165,3952,121$161,711105$49,3622$342,000220$90,059180$73,472
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$159,33332$105,625256$153,75815$62,4001$745,0008$129,62527$54,926
APPLICATIONS DENIED137$154,504100$102,080777$150,826123$30,6590$044$97,227100$67,540
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN109$153,50550$180,100508$161,23824$73,2920$025$101,48023$89,826
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$170,72219$160,158114$153,6847$68,1430$03$63,66713$66,538
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED116$219,957132$210,7271$138,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$218,19229$196,6553$87,3330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$210,42912$187,6671$135,0002$114,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$213,12514$201,2140$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$276,0003$231,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Bossier Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary40777.3 years
James40671.0 years
John35273.9 years
William34272.7 years
Robert26670.0 years
Willie19175.0 years
Charles17967.2 years
George12973.9 years
Thomas12470.8 years
Joseph11571.6 years
Most common last names in Bossier Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25276.1 years
Johnson22273.7 years
Williams17574.1 years
Jones15775.0 years
Davis12776.4 years
Brown9876.6 years
Moore9673.7 years
Thomas9573.6 years
Taylor8571.7 years
Harris8375.1 years
Businesses in Bossier Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Little Caesars Pizza1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Marriott3
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Albertsons1Maurices1
American Eagle Outfitters1Mazda1
Applebee's1McDonald's6
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse1
Ashley Furniture1Microtel1
Audi1Motel 61
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity1
Banana Republic1Nike7
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works2Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King5Outback Steakhouse1
CVS3Papa John's Pizza1
Casual Male XL1Payless2
Catherines1Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A2Pizza Hut3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Church's Chicken2Popeyes2
Circle K1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos2
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
Crossland Economy Studios1Ramada1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In7
FedEx11Sears2
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Starbucks3
GNC2Subaru1
GameStop2Subway11
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill1T-Mobile3
Gymboree1Taco Bell5
H&R Block5Target1
Hilton1The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP2U-Haul7
JCPenney1UPS11
Jones New York4Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice3Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Volkswagen1
Kmart1Waffle House4
Kroger2Walgreens2
La Quinta1Walmart1
Lane Bryant2Wendy's4
Lane Furniture3

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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"