Data Shows Shreveport-Bossier is Seeing Improvements

by | Aug 29, 2019 | News

Join the Community Foundation as we release Community Counts, our annual report card on Shreveport-Bossier’s quality of life indicators.  Dr. Dave Norris, Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Louisiana Tech University, will present the vital data that propels our work.

Community Foundation of North Louisiana has been publishing Community Counts since 2007.  The report examines Shreveport-Bossier MSA (metropolitan statistical area) data in six primary categories: Population, Economic Well-Being, Human Capital, Health, Physical Environment, and Social Environment.  It then compares the Shreveport-Bossier data to that of 10 peer communities similar in size and geographic location.  For the first time since 2007, Community Counts reveals that the Shreveport-Bossier MSA ranks 1st among the 10 comparative peer communities relative to three different indicators.  This is cause for celebration and congratulations for all in Shreveport-Bossier!  Please join us to hear the good news and take a closer look at the needs revealed by the data.

Sneak peek at the data:

  • The percent of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in school is 59.1%, almost a ten percent increase in a single year.
  • The cohort graduation rate has improved from 65.7% to 74.8% in the last 10 years.
  • However, Shreveport-Bossier has the highest percentage of live births with low birth weight among our peer communities at 13.3%. The overall rate in Louisiana is 10.9%.

Hear more at the Community Counts release on Thursday, October 10th.


Community Counts

October 10 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM

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915 Margaret Place


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