Bossier City, LA

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Population

67,511

0.535% growth

Median Age

33.2


Median Household Income

$48,468

2.49% growth

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

28,148

3.63% decline

Median Property Value

$161,400

3.4% growth

About

In 2017, Bossier City, LA had a population of 67.5k people with a median age of 33.2 and a median household income of $48,468. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bossier City, LA grew from 67,152 to 67,511, a 0.535% increase and its median household income grew from $47,289 to $48,468, a 2.49% increase.

The population of Bossier City, LA is 59.4% White Alone, 26.2% Black or African American Alone, and 8.85% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bossier City, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bossier City, LA are Bossier Parish Community College (1,366 degrees awarded in 2016), Virginia College-Shreveport (176 degrees), and Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School (21 degrees).

The median property value in Bossier City, LA is $161,400, and the homeownership rate is 53.1%. Most people in Bossier City, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Bossier City, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bossier City, LA employs 28.1k people. The largest industries in Bossier City, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,535 people), Retail Trade (3,553 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,433 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,843), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,341), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,489).

Median household income in Bossier City, LA is $48,468. Males in Bossier City, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Bossier City, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,468

2017 value

± $2,269

2.49%

1 Year Growth

± 6.68%

Households in Bossier City, LA have a median annual income of $48,468, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,289 in 2016, which represents a 2.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bossier City, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 111.08

  2. Census Tract 111.10

  3. Census Tract 110.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bossier City, LA was Census Tract 111.08 with a value of $82,396, followed by Census Tract 111.10 and Census Tract 110.02, with respective values of $76,094 and $72,757.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bossier City, LA (12.4k out of 64.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    6,178 ± 607

  2. White

    5,547 ± 642

  3. Hispanic

    1,982 ± 378

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bossier City, LA is Black, followed by White 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

28.1k

2017 Value

± 1,345

-3.63%

1 Year decline

± 6.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bossier City, LA declined at a rate of -3.63%, from 29.2k employees to 28.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bossier City, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,934 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,487 people), and Management Occupations (2,085 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bossier City, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bossier City, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,934 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,487 people), and Management Occupations (2,085 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bossier City, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.68 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.54 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bossier City, LA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($79,896), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,351), and Management Occupations ($60,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.1k

2017 Value

± 1,345

-3.63%

1 Year decline

± 6.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bossier City, LA declined at a rate of -3.63%, from 29.2k employees to 28.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bossier City, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,535 people), Retail Trade (3,553 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bossier City, LA, though some of these residents may live in Bossier City, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bossier City, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,535 people), Retail Trade (3,553 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,433 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bossier City, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.05 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.9 times), and Public Administration (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bossier City, LA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,843), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,341), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,489).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.8% of the population of Bossier City, LA has health coverage, with 39.7% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 6.58% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 8.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bossier City, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Bossier City, LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.2%

Uninsured

39.7%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

6.58%

Medicare

16%

Non-Group

8.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bossier City, LA declined by 15% from 13.2% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bossier City, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bossier City, LA is home to a population of 67.5k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bossier City, LA residents were born outside of the country (3.26k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bossier City, LA is composed of 40.1k White Alone residents (59.4%), 17.7k Black or African American Alone residents (26.2%), 5.98k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.85%), 1.99k Two or More Races residents (2.95%), 1.28k Asian Alone residents (1.89%), 276 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.409%), 134 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.198%), and 54 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.08%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bossier City, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bossier City, LA was 33.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Bossier City, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bossier City, LA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    3.26k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bossier City, LA residents (3.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bossier City, LA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Bossier City, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bossier City, LA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.1k ± 789

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17.7k ± 764

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.98k ± 700

In 2017, there were 2.27 times more White Alone residents (40.1k people) in Bossier City, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.7k Black or African American Alone and 5.98k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bossier City, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bossier City, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bossier City, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bossier City, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,965 ± 347

  2. Vietnam

    1,920 ± 236

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,109 ± 241

Bossier City, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bossier City, LA awarded 1,565 degrees. The student population of Bossier City, LA is skewed towards women, with 2,557 male students and 4,643 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bossier City, LA are White (871 and 55.7%), followed by Black or African American (472 and 30.2%), Hispanic or Latino (112 and 7.16%), and Unknown (42 and 2.69%).

The largest universities in Bossier City, LA by number of degrees awarded are Bossier Parish Community College (1,366 and 87.3%), Virginia College-Shreveport (176 and 11.2%), and Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School (21 and 1.34%).

The most popular majors in Bossier City, LA are General Studies (305 and 19.5%), General Business (99 and 6.33%), and Medical Assistant (97 and 6.2%).

The median tuition costs in Bossier City, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 146 degrees awarded

  2. 99 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bossier City, LA was General Studies with 146 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,366 degrees awarded

  2. 176 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bossier City, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bossier Parish Community College with 1,366 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

549

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,016

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 549 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bossier City, LA, which is 0.54 times less than the 1,016 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bossier City, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    871 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    472 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    112 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bossier City, LA were to White students. These 871 degrees mean that there were 1.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 472 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bossier City, LA was $161,400 in 2017, which is 0.742 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,100 to $161,400, a 3.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Bossier City, LA is 53.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bossier City, LA have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bossier City, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,468

Median Household Income

± $2,269

25.9k

Number of Households

± 1,203

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.9k households in Bossier City, LA grew to $48,468 from the previous year's value of $47,289.

The following chart displays the households in Bossier City, 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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Housing

Property Value

$161,400

2017 Median

± $5,119

$156,100

2016 Median

± $5,658

In 2017, the median property value in Bossier City, LA grew to to $161,400 from the previous year's value of $156,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bossier City, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bossier City, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bossier City, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bossier City, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.1%

2017 Homeownership

53.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.1% of the housing units in Bossier City, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bossier City, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bossier City, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bossier City, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bossier City, LA have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Bossier City, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.14%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bossier City, LA was Drove Alone (85.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.14%) and those who Worked At Home (2.57%).

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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