Located in northwest Louisiana, Bossier Parish covers 867 sq. miles of land with ready access to I-20, I-49 and the planned I-69. Bordered by the Red River, Bossier Parish offers multimodal transportation options, including Class 1 rail, airports, and port transportation.
With a population of 116,979 residents , Bossier Parish represents one of the fastest growing parishes in Louisiana. Unemployment in Bossier Parish stands at merely 5.3% (September 2012), much lower than the national unemployment rate of 7.6% (September 2012).
The largest employer in northwest Louisiana is Barksdale Air Force Base, located south of Bossier City. Employing more nearly 11,000 people, Barksdale generates an annual economic impact of $753.8 million for the economy of Bossier Parish and surrounding communities. In 2009, the Air Force's newest command, Global Strike Command, was activated at Barksdale increasing the base's importance as a military facility and economic engine.
Created to support Global Strike Command, Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) is a joint project between Bossier City, Bossier Parish and the State of Louisiana. CIC anchors a 3,000 acre National Cyber Research Park and serves as catalyst for the development and expansion of a knowledge-based workforce throughout the region.
Bossier Parish Communities
Bossier Parish Population Demographics
Bossier Parish Workplace Statistics
Bossier Parish Transportation Infrastructure
Bossier Parish Major Employers
Bossier Tax Structure
(2010 U.S. Census)
Median Male Age
Median Female Age
5 Year Population Projection
124,332 to 153,416
American Indian or Alaska Native
Median Household Income
Average Household Income
Per Capita Income
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Sept. 2012
White Collar Jobs
Blue Collar Jobs
Diploma or Higher (Age 25+)
High School Graduate
Master’s or Doctorate
Weekly Wages- 3Q 2010
Average Weekly Wage
93.37 - 114.39 Mills*
Total Sales Taxes in Bossier Parish
Total Sales Taxes in Bossier City
Total Sales Taxes in Benton
Total Sales Taxes in Haughton
Total Sales Taxes in Plain Dealing
* To calculate property tax, multiply the assessed value of the property by the appropriate millage rate. The assessed value is the fair market value of the property times 10% for real property or 15% for personal property.
** Sales taxes include a 4% state tax along with a local portion