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Bossier City, Louisiana

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The location of Bossier City

Welcome to Bossier City ...

The city of Bossier City is located in Bossier Parish.

The location of Bossier City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bossier City has a population of 68,235 people<2> (see below for details).

Bossier City is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bossier City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bossier City is located in the (318) area code.

The ZIP codes for Bossier City: 71111-71113, 71171-71172<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315 people (or 52.42% of the total population of Bossier Parish). This makes Bossier City the parish's most populous community.

The population of Bossier City represents 1.35% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 61,315 people, the population of Bossier City increased 8.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 56,461 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bossier City had an population of 68,235 people. This is an increase of 11.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.85% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bossier City.

Communities near Bossier City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Haughton   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the East (E) of Bossier City

Greenwood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Bossier City

Located in Caddo Parish

Blanchard   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Bossier City

Located in Caddo Parish

Stonewall   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Bossier City

Located in De Soto Parish

Benton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Bossier City

Doyline   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Bossier City

Located in Webster Parish

Belcher   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bossier City

Located in Caddo Parish

Shreveport   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of Bossier City

Located in Caddo Parish

Eastwood   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bossier City

Normandy Village   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Bossier City

Located in Caddo Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Bossier City.

Websites for Bossier City ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bossier City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bossier City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bossier City. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bossier City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bossier City ...

Looking for more information about Bossier City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bossier City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bossier City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Bossier Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bossier City:

The official website for Bossier Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bossier City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bossier City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bossier City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bossier City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bossier City includes: 71111, 71112, 71171 & 71172.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bossier City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bossier City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bossier City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bossier City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5225, Longitude: -93.6658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bossier City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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