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Overview

Introduction to Bossier City, Louisiana

Bossier City, Louisiana, in Bossier county, is 179 miles E of Dallas, Texas. Part of the surrounding Shreveport - Bossier City metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Bossier City is home to some 56,461 residents.

Bossier City History

Bossier City was originally known as Bennett's Bluff and was named after William Bannett. He, along with his business partner and wife owned a plantation near the Red River. After the death of William Bannett, his wife married his business partner James Cane and the plantation was named as Cane's Landing. After its incorporation, it was renamed Village of Bossier City. It was classified as a city by Governor Earl Kemp Long.

Bossier City and nearby Attractions

  • Cashpoint Plantation House
  • Jefferson Railway Depot
  • Mansfield State Historic Site
  • Sci - Port Discovery Center
  • Starr Family Home State Historic Site

Things To Do In Bossier City

Visitors to Bossier City can see the Clear Lake and the Flag Lake. One may like to enjoy the recreational facilities offered by Hooter Park, Mike Woods Park, Mike Woods Park, and the Shed Road Park. Tourist can also take a trip to Mardi Gras Museum. The Sunflower Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist Church, and House of Prayer are among the local churches.

Bossier City Transportation

Barksdale AFB is the nearest airport.

Bossier City Higher Education

Bossier Parish Community College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered by Louisiana State University - Shreveport and Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

People

Total Population 66,093
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 31,561
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.5%
Median Earnings25+ $36,211
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,677
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,565

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,296
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $875
Median House Value $150,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bossier City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 179 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Bossier
Metro Area Shreveport - Bossier City
Standard Zip Codes 71111, 71112
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71113, 71171, 71172
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.515
Longitude -93.731

Bossier City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SHREVEPORT AP
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
Station RED RIVER RESEARCH STN
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 51.4 inches
Station PLAIN DEALING
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belcher 288 $54,000
Benton 1,864 $46,250
Blanchard 2,920 $72,250
Greenwood 3,223 $65,064
Haughton 3,439 $49,436
Shreveport 200,015 $48,852

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bossier City Public Libraries

Library
Bossier Parish Library
2206 BECKETT STREET
Bossier City, Louisiana
(318) 746-1693

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Bossier City Hospitals

BOSSIER SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
2105 AIRLINE DRIVE
(318) 549-2011
Emergency Service: No

WILLIS KNIGHTON BOSSIER HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2400 HOSPITAL DR
(318) 752-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Bossier City High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

AIRLINE HIGH SCHOOL
2801 AIRLINE DRIVE
318-549-5080
Serves 1,421 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

PARKWAY HIGH SCHOOL
4301 PANTHER DRIVE
318-549-6910
Serves 1,038 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

BOSSIER HIGH SCHOOL
777 BEARKAT DRIVE
318-549-6680
Serves 756 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

BUTLER EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX
649 WYCHE STREET
318-549-7080
A Non-traditional School
Serves 171 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

CHARLOTTE ANN MITCHELL EDUCATIONAL CENTER
1518 COX STREET
318-549-6810
A Non-traditional School
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.5

RED RIVER MARINE INSTITUTE INC.
2890 DOUGLAS DRIVE
318-747-2224
A Non-traditional School
Serves 45 students.

JOHNNY GRAY JONES YOUTH SHLTR & DETENTION CNTR
4815 SHED ROAD
318-747-1459
A Non-traditional School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

NORTHWEST DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
5401 SHED ROAD
318-741-7310
A Special Education School
Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2

LIFE SKILLS CENTER
415 MONROE STREET
318-549-6830
A Special Education School

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