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Shreveport, Louisiana (LA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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26.2% of Shreveport, LA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 27.6% greater than the poverty level of 19.0% across the entire state of Louisiana. Taking into account residents not living in families, 21.0% of high school graduates and 53.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 22.8% among disabled males and 27.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 65.0%. For comparison, it was 34.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Shreveport, LA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Shreveport:

26.2%
Whole state:

19.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Shreveport:

14.0%
Whole state:

8.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Shreveport:

22.8%
Louisiana:

21.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Shreveport:

24.9%
Louisiana:

29.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Shreveport:

27.0%
Louisiana:

28.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Shreveport:

26.5%
Louisiana:

28.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

65.0%
Residents above poverty level:

34.6%

Poverty by age in Shreveport, LA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Shreveport
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Shreveport,LA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 45.5%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 50.8%6 to 11 years
  • 36.4%12 to 14 years
  • 41.4%15 years
  • 29.0%16 and 17 years
  • 31.5%18 to 24 years
  • 25.7%25 to 34 years
  • 15.4%35 to 44 years
  • 20.2%45 to 54 years
  • 19.8%55 to 64 years
  • 7.9%65 to 74 years
  • 14.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Shreveport
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Shreveport,LA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 37.0%Under 5 years
  • 68.5%5 years
  • 43.6%6 to 11 years
  • 57.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 21.5%16 and 17 years
  • 33.9%18 to 24 years
  • 24.8%25 to 34 years
  • 28.0%35 to 44 years
  • 18.3%45 to 54 years
  • 18.5%55 to 64 years
  • 17.7%65 to 74 years
  • 19.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Shreveport, LA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Shreveport,LA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 20.8%Under 5 years
  • 15.7%5 years
  • 17.9%6 to 11 years
  • 13.0%12 to 14 years
  • 10.9%15 years
  • 13.8%16 and 17 years
  • 16.6%18 to 24 years
  • 9.8%25 to 34 years
  • 7.9%35 to 44 years
  • 6.4%45 to 54 years
  • 6.7%55 to 64 years
  • 3.9%65 to 74 years
  • 5.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Shreveport, LA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Shreveport, LA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Shreveport, LA (%)
  • 14.1%White
  • 35.6%Black
  • 10.1%American Indian
  • 9.4%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 63.5%Other race
  • 15.8%2+ races
  • 32.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Shreveport, LA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Shreveport, LA (absolute numbers)
  • 9,189White
  • 37,750Black
  • 84American Indian
  • 305Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 1,184Other race
  • 5492+ races
  • 1,694Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 26.6%Below poverty level
  • 73.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 9.0%Below poverty level
  • 91.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Shreveport, LA

Children below poverty level:
Shreveport, Louisiana:

41.0%
State:

26.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Shreveport:

21.0%
Louisiana:

24.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Shreveport:

53.8%
Louisiana:

51.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 26.0%Married-couple family
  • 2.2%Male, no wife present
  • 71.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Shreveport not in families by work experience
  • 5.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 26.4%Worked part-time
  • 67.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.3%Both worked full-time
  • 6.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.2%Both worked part-time
  • 25.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 38.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 1.8%1995 to 1998
  • 0.8%1990 to 1994
  • 7.0%1980 to 1989
  • 17.1%1970 to 1979
  • 23.3%1960 to 1969
  • 28.3%1950 to 1959
  • 12.0%1940 to 1949
  • 9.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.3%1999 to 2000
  • 3.4%1995 to 1998
  • 2.4%1990 to 1994
  • 11.7%1980 to 1989
  • 22.3%1970 to 1979
  • 20.4%1960 to 1969
  • 21.2%1950 to 1959
  • 9.3%1940 to 1949
  • 8.1%1939 or earlier
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