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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population67,152
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+32,133
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,421
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,784
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,842

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,886
% Above Poverty Level82%
% Below Poverty Level18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$887
Median House Value$156,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.7%
German8.7%
Irish8.5%
English5.5%
French Except Basque3.6%
Italian2.8%
African1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Canadian0.9%
Polish0.7%
Arab0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Bossier City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bossier Parish
Standard Zip Codes71111, 71112
P.O. Box Zip Codes71113, 71171, 71172
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.57
Approximate Longitude-93.7

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)

StationSHREVEPORT AP
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp37 to 56 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp55 to 78 F
Annual Precip51.3 inches
StationRED RIVER RESEARCH STN
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip51.4 inches
StationPLAIN DEALING
Distance26.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belcher308$56,250
Benton1,909$45,179
Blanchard2,973$78,404
Greenwood3,214$64,904
Haughton3,395$57,266
Shreveport198,571$48,485

Bossier City Public Libraries

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

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Bossier City Hospitals

Cornerstone Hospital Of Bossier City
(Proprietary)
4900 Medical Dr
(318) 747-9500
Promise Hospital Of Louisiana-bossier City Campus
(Proprietary)
2525 Viking Dr
(318) 841-2525
Pathway Rehabilitation Hospial Of Bossier
4900 Medical Drive
(318) 841-5555
Wk Bossier Health Center
(Non-profit)
2400 Hospital Dr
(318) 212-7000
Red River Behavioral Center
(Proprietary)
2800 Melrose Ave
(318) 549-2033

Bossier City Public Schools

Airline High School
2801 Airline Drive
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-5080
High
Total Enrollment 1834
Apollo Elementary School
2400 Viking Drive
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-6010
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Bossier Elementary School
1000 Traffic Street
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-6350
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Bossier High School
777 Bearkat Drive
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-6680
High
Total Enrollment 661
Cope Middle School
4814 Shed Road
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-5380
Middle
Total Enrollment 780
Greenacres Middle School
2220 Airline Drive
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-6210
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Johnny Gray Jones Youth Shelter & Detention Center
4815 Shed Road
ZIP: 71111
(318) 747-1459
Other
Total Enrollment 24
Legacy Elementary School
4830 Swan Lake Road
ZIP: 71111
(318) 759-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 929
Meadowview Elementary School
4312 Shed Road
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-5640
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Plantation Park Elementary School
2410 Plantation Drive
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Stockwell Place Elementary School
5801 Shed Road
ZIP: 71111
(318) 549-5820
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
W.t. Lewis Elementary School
4701 Modica Lott Road
ZIP: 71111
(318) 759-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Bellaire Elementary School
1310 Bellaire Boulevard
ZIP: 71112
(318) 549-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Central Park Elementary School
900 Central Park Boulevard
ZIP: 71112
(318) 549-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Curtis Elementary School
5600 Barksdale Boulevard
ZIP: 71112
(318) 549-6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 478
Elm Grove Middle School
4301 Panther Drive
ZIP: 71112
(318) 759-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 957
Parkway High School
2010 Colleen Drive
ZIP: 71112
(318) 759-2200
High
Total Enrollment 1260
R. V. Kerr Elementary School
1700 Airline Drive
ZIP: 71112
(318) 549-6560
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Rusheon Middle School
2401 Old Minden Road
ZIP: 71112
(318) 549-6610
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Sun City Elementary School
4230 Van Deeman Street
ZIP: 71112
(318) 549-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Waller Elementary School
1130 Patricia Drive
ZIP: 71112
(318) 549-6850
Primary
Total Enrollment 582

Bossier City Private Schools

Providence Classical Academy
2810 E Texas St
ZIP: 71111
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
St Jude Greenfield Child Development Center
3800 Viking Dr
ZIP: 71111
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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