Bossier City, Louisiana is one of the few communities in the state that continues to grow. The city population in the 2020 Census was 62,701, which may have increased since then according to other measurements. That makes Bossier City the 7th largest city (or town/village/etc) in the state of Louisiana.

The growth of Bossier City has slowed more recently, but has a history of climbing quickly. Between 1940 and 1950, the city population grew by 167%. The following decade it grew by 111%. Through the 1960s and 70s, the grow slowed to a pace between 16% and 33%, but by that time the city's population had topped 50,000 residents.

Over the last 4 decades, the city has grown in a positive direction every 10 years. Between 2.3% and 7.1% in various decades.

This population growth has meant housing needs to keep up. That level of growth is something you can actually track when you look at maps. Lucky for us, Google has been keeping track of these types of maps.

We went back and looked at every year, between 1984 and 2022 in Google Earth to see how much Bossier City has grown from above. While looking at the images, we decided to focus on the north Bossier area, because that's where a lot of the transformative growth was taking place.

But while we were looking at the maps, we realized it wasn't just residential growth. Bossier City's retail growth has been increasing just as fast. With car dealerships and big box stores building out the landscape over those decades. Education was keeping up as well, as you can follow the start, and growth, of Bossier Parish Community College's current campus.

Check out the results here:

Google Earth Shows Growth In North Bossier City Since 1984

The northern part of Bossier City has had explosive growth over the last few decades. See how the landscape has changed here.

Gallery Credit: Google Earth

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