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Welcome to Shreveport ...

The city of Shreveport is primarily located in Caddo Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Caddo Parish. A portion of Shreveport extends into Bossier Parish.

When the people of Shreveport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Shreveporter<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shreveport has a population of 187,112 people<3> (see below for details).

Shreveport was established in 1836.

The community of Shreveport is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Shreveport: (318)

The ZIP codes for Shreveport: 71101-71109, 71115, 71118-71120, 71129-71130, 71133-71138, 71148-71149, 71151-71154, 71156, 71161-71166<5>

Websites for Shreveport ...

Official Website:   www.ci.shreveport.la.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.shreveportchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlsb.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shreveport had an population of 187,112 people. This is a decrease of 6.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shreveport had a population of 199,311 people (which is 78.17% of the total population of Caddo Parish). This makes Shreveport the parish's most populous community.

The population of Shreveport represents 4.4% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 199,311 people, the population of Shreveport has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 200,145 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shreveport.

Adding Shreveport to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Shreveport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Shreveport elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shreveport on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Shreveport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shreveport.

  • Haughton [Bossier Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haughton
    • Haughton [Bossier Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Shreveport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,296 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haughton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haughton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haughton<8>
  • Blanchard [Caddo Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanchard
    • Blanchard [Caddo Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Shreveport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,140 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard<8>
  • Greenwood [Caddo Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Caddo Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Shreveport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,128 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<8>
  • Stonewall [De Soto Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
    • Stonewall [De Soto Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Shreveport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,465 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stonewall<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waskom [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waskom
      • Waskom [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Shreveport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waskom have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waskom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waskom<8>
    • Benton [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Bossier Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Shreveport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<8>
    • Mooringsport [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooringsport
      • Mooringsport [Caddo Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Shreveport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 750 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooringsport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooringsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooringsport<8>
    • Belcher [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belcher
      • Belcher [Caddo Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Shreveport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belcher have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belcher<8>
    • Chateau Village [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chateau Village
      • Chateau Village [Caddo Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Shreveport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chateau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chateau Village
    • Parkland Village [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland Village
      • Parkland Village [Bossier Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Shreveport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shreveport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shreveport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shreveport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shreveport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shreveport. Our list includes 73 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Shreveport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shreveport ...

Looking for more information about Shreveport? 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 Shreveport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shreveport.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shreveport: www.ci.shreveport.la.us/

The official website for Caddo Parish: www.caddo.org/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Caddo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Shreveport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Shreveport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shreveport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shreveport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Shreveport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shreveport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Shreveport includes: 71101, 71102, 71103, 71104, 71105, 71106, 71107, 71108, 71115, 71118, 71119, 71129, 71133, 71134, 71135, 71136, 71137, 71148, 71151, 71152, 71153, 71156, 71161, 71162, 71163, 71164, 71165 & 71166.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shreveport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shreveport. 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 Shreveport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shreveport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4964, Longitude: -93.7581    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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