2010: 199,311, #109 in U.S., #3 in Louisiana

1950: 127,206, #81 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 398,604, #130 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 176,547, #101 in U.S.


Shreveport was founded in 1836 on the Red River. Today there are stationary riverboat casinos on the river.


Tallest building: Regions Tower (1986), 364 feet

List of tallest buildings


Shreveport has no downtown department stores. The Louisiana Boardwalk, a shopping and entertainment complex, is across the river in Bossier City.


Amtrak has no service to Shreveport.


The Multicultural Center of the South is located downtown.

Shreveport and Red River
(Photo by J.B. Galloway)


Downtown Shreveport has no first-run movie theaters, but the Regal Louisiana Boardwalk Stadium 14 is directly across the river in Bossier City. The Robinson Film Center shows independent films. The Strand Theater (1925) is a former movie palace that now has a variety of concerts, touring Broadway shows, and other live theater.

The RiverView Theater (1965) hosts the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and Shreveport Opera.


The CenturyLink Center (2000) in Bossier City has sporting events and concerts.

Map of Downtown Shreveport

Convention and Tourist Bureau