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Community Introduction

Bossier Parish has long been regarded as one of the fastest growing parishes (county) in the state of Louisiana. Located in northwest Louisiana along the east bank of the Red River, Bossier Parish is also bordered by Arkansas and Texas. Bossier Parish consists of four growing municipalities: City of Bossier City; Town of Benton; Town of Haughton; and, Town of Plain Dealing.

Bossier City/Parish is an innovative and progressive community with big-city amenities and small-city charm. Friendly people and diverse offerings add to its allure. Careful and thoughtful city planning makes it one of the fastest growing cities in Louisiana.

Bossier City – along with sister city and major trade center Shreveport – is the cultural and economic core of the 200-mile radius encapsulating Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas known as “Ark-La-Tex.” With residents known for their hustle and bustle, it should come as no surprise that the two cities have both a thriving business sector as well as some of northern Louisiana’s most renowned festivals, concerts and theaters.

With a rapidly growing population and a median household income higher than the Louisiana state average, the people of Bossier Parish enjoy a quality of life second to none. Located on the east bank of the Red River where fishing and other outdoor recreation opportunities boom, the city draws more and more permanent residents and tourists each year. With a variety of pastimes at each resident’s disposal providing abundant ways to stay entertained, Bossier City/Parish is a destination that appeals to all. From the Louisiana Boardwalk to Barksdale Air Force Base to the roaring nightlife complete with several riverboat casinos, boredom is a concept unheard of in Bossier City.

We take pride in being recognized by Business Week Magazine as No. 19 in the nation and the only city in the State of Louisiana as the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids.” Bossier City is also a Louisiana State Certified Retirement Community.

Bossier-Shreveport ranked No. 9 for military retirees according to USAA and In 2011, Bossier was named a Top 20 Military Community and the Bossier Chamber was recognized as the No. 1 Military Friendly Chamber by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.

The largest municipality of four in Bossier Parish and the “cleanest” community in Louisiana welcomes you and your family to settle in and enjoy Louisiana’s unique Southern-Cajun hospitality!

Bossier Parish by the Numbers

Population — 125,064
Number of Households — 49,035
Median Age — 35.2
Median Household Income — $56,392
Average Household Size — 2.52

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