Shreveport Population Drops by 6% from 2010 to 2020
The new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau have been released and the data shows Shreveport's population is down by about 6%. The numbers in Bossier City are up by about 1400 people or 2%.
This data does show Louisiana has kept enough people to keep 6 members in Congress, but only 19 of Louisiana's 64 parishes saw an increase in the population numbers from 2010.
The biggest winners:
St. Bernard Parish is up nearly 22%
Ascension, Bossier, Calcasieu, Livingston, Orleans, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and West Baton Rouge saw increases of 10% or more.
The biggest losers:
Tensas Parish numbers are down more than 20% while Cameron, Claiborne, Madison, Red River and West Carroll lost about 15%.
You can click here to take a closer look at the numbers and the demographics.
The overall population numbers in Louisiana show we have 4.6 million people which is an increase of just 2.7%. The average growth across much of the nation is above 7%,