Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport: The second most populous city in Louisiana. It is located on the Red River in northwestern Louisiana. Shreveport is known for its many casinos, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Louisiana State Fair and the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.


Shreveport is a city located in the county of Caddo Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 199,311 and a population density of 629 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 184,786 inhabitants.

The city was created 188 years ago in 1835.

The third largest city in Louisiana, Shreveport revels in its unique mix of Southern culture and homegrown attractions. Visitors will find no shortage of local flavor in this Red River city.

Gaming and Entertainment

The Louisiana Boardwalk entertainment district provides retail outlets, dining, and gaming all in one spot. Visitors try their luck at the Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall and El Dorado Casino.

For live entertainment, the Municipal Auditorium has hosted acts from Elvis to Lady Gaga in its historic setting. And the Strand Theatre presents Broadway shows and concerts in a beautifully restored vaudeville and movie house.

Museums and Culture

The unique Shreveport Water Works Museum chronicles the city’s water supply history in an 1890s pumping station. At the Sciport Discovery Center, families can explore interactive science exhibits.

Artspace and the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum also showcase regional talent and culture.

Outdoor Recreation

Just north of the city, the Red River National Wildlife Refuge provides over 150 square miles of wetlands perfect for hiking, fishing and birdwatching for a true taste of Louisiana nature.

Within Shreveport, Clyde Fant Memorial Park offers greenspace along the river downtown with walking trails and fountains.

With gaming resorts, historic attractions, museums and natural areas, Shreveport keeps visitors amused with a unique array of local finds.

Shreveport locator map
Location of Shreveport on Louisiana map.

Quick Facts about Shreveport

Population : 184,786 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Caddo Parish
Phone Area Codes : 318
Area : 316.88 km2
Official name : Shreveport
Altitude : 151 feet / 46 meters
Capital city : Shreveport is capital of Ark-La-Tex, Caddo Parish
Establishment : January 01, 1836 (188 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, UTC−05:00, Central Time Zone
Local time : 03:00:49 (24th May 2024)
Postal code : 71101
Density : 583 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.86% (2010-2020)
Bossier City September 2015 01 'Shreveport skyline' image
Bossier City September 2015 01 'Shreveport skyline'
Bossier City September 2015 01 'Shreveport skyline' image


Shreveport is located at 32°31'31"N 93°45'1"W (32.5251500, -93.7501800).

Shreveport map


According to census records, the population of Shreveport decreased by 7.86% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 199,311 - census
2011 202,327 1.49% estimation process
2012 202,347 0.01% estimation process
2013 200,469 -0.94% estimation process
2014 198,259 -1.11% estimation process
2015 197,001 -0.64% estimation process
2016 194,672 -1.2% estimation process
2017 192,023 -1.38% estimation process
2018 189,360 -1.41% estimation process
2019 187,112 -1.2% estimation process
2020 184,786 -1.26% estimation process

Shreveport zip code is 71101. County name: Caddo, County fips: 22017

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People born in Shreveport (200)

People born in Shreveport, including professional women's basketball player Alana Beard, Christian philosopher William Alston, murderer Toni Jo Henry, .


Schools in Shreveport

College & universities near Shreveport, LA

Code Name City ZIP
485962 VH Barber & Styling Academy Bossier City (LA) 71111-4409
160117 Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School Bossier City (LA) 71111
490498 Digital Media Institute at InterTech Shreveport (LA) 71103-3600
158477 Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport (LA) 71104
435000 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Shreveport (LA) 71103

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Shreveport, LA

Code Name Address Type
SHR Shreveport, Louisiana 451 Clyde Fant Parkway BUS
SHG Shreveport, LA 408 Fannin Street BUS
MHL Marshall 800 North Washington Street - suite 2 RAIL
LVW Longview 905 Pacific Ave. RAIL
TXA Texarkana 100 East Front Street RAIL

Post offices near Shreveport

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Shrevepor Post Office Shreveport (LA) 71101
Industrial Post Office Shreveport (LA) 71107
Bossier City Post Office Bossier City (LA) 71111
Shrevepor Post Office Shreveport (LA) 71102
Shreveport Main Post Office Shreveport (LA) 71102

Other cities in Caddo Parish

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Caddo Parish , LA.

City Name Population Title
Vivian 3,443 Town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States
Blanchard 3,116 Suburb town of Shreveport, located in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States
Greenwood 3,088 Suburb town of Shreveport, located in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States
Oil City 958 Town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States
Mooringsport 738 Town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Hosston 295 Village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States
Rodessa 256 Village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States
Belcher 245 Village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States
Ida 208 Village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States
Gilliam 148 Village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Shreveport distances to largest Louisiana cities