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Is raising a family in Shreveport, LA really that bad? It is if you believe the results of this nationwide study.

Is Shreveport really a bad place to raise a family?

According to the experts at Wallethub, Shreveport is the 176th worse place to raise a family in the entire United States. And that's actually lower than we ranked last year at 175th.

How does Shreveport compare to other cities in Louisiana when it comes to raising a family?

Sadly, even Baton Rouge (#159) and New Orleans (#171) rank better when it comes to raising families when you compare them to Shreveport. compared 182 cities in the United States across 45 metrics including the cost of housing, quality of our local education and health care systems, etc... to compile their findings.

Where does Shreveport fall short when it comes to raising families?

When you break it down, Shreveport ranks 125th in the study when it comes to family fun. We can live with that, but we ranked 170th when it comes to health and safety and that seems to be our real problem as a city. Shreveport was 104th for education and child care, 160th for affordability, and 161st when it came to socio-economics.

Here's the breakdown of the data from if you want to compare Shreveport to other cities in our region.

Source: WalletHub


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