Caddo Parish Profile
Caddo Parish is vibrant, innovative, and growth oriented. Building a dynamic future upon the foundation of its past, Caddo Parish has a unique history reflecting its beginnings as “the gateway to the West”.

Caddo Parish Competitive Advantages Help Businesses Succeed

Nationally recognized in the top ten for economic development by Site Selection, Caddo Parish is connected globally by a multi-modal transportation system of ports, interstates, U.S. highways, rail, and air service. With an estimated 2019 population of 243,505 residents, Caddo Parish supports one of the most diverse economies of its size. The median household income is $39,177.

Recognized by Forbes magazine and KPMG Competitive Alternatives as themost cost competitive in the nation and in North America, respectively, Caddo Parish offers both value and quality. Boasting a civilian labor force of 102,311, Caddo Parish provides a quality workforce, a business-friendly environment and an infrastructure that helps businesses succeed nationally and globally. Caddo Parish’s unemployment is 5.5% (August 2019).

Caddo Parish Communities
Caddo Population Demographics
Caddo Workplace Statistics
Caddo's Multi-modal Transportation System
Major Caddo Parish Employers
Tax Structure: Cost of Doing Business

Caddo Parish Communities

•  Belcher •  Ida
•  Blanchard •  Mooringsport
•  Dixie •  Oil City
•  Gilliam •  Rodessa
•  Greenwood •  Shreveport-Parish Seat
•  Hosston •  Vivian

Caddo Parish Population Demographics

  2010 Census  2019 Estimate 2024 Estimate
  Population 254,969 243,505 239,627
  Households 102,139 99,201 98,185
  Median Age (2019) 37.6
  5-Year Population Growth Projection (2024) (1.59%)
Race (2019 Estimate)
  White 45.54%
  African American 49.71%
  American Indian or Alaska Native 0.45%
  Asian 1.35%
  Other 2.95%
Income (2019 Estimate)
  Median Household Income $39,177
  Average Household Income $61,399
Educational Attainment (2019 Estimate)
  Some High School, No Diploma 9.80%
  High School Graduate 34.20%
  Some College or Associate Degree 29.37%
  Bachelor's Degree 13.99%
  Master's, Professional or Doctorate
Average Weekly Wage (Q1 2019)
  Average Weekly Wage $859
Source: Nielsen Segementation & Market Solutions, Pop-Fact Demographics 2019; Louisiana Workforce Commission

Caddo Parish Transportation System

   Major Interstates     I-20, I-49, I-220, Planned I-69
   Major Highways    US 71, US 79, US 80, US 171
   LA 1, LA 2
  • Port of Shreveport Bossier - 5 miles
  • Red River Port - 48 miles
  • Natchitoches Port - 70 miles
  • Ouachita Terminals - 99 miles
   Class 1 Railroads
  • Kansas City Railroad (KCS) 
  • Union Parish (UP) 
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)(Uses UP tracks)
  • Shreveport Regional Airport -8.2 miles
*Based on distance from parish seat
**All North Louisiana Ports are connected to deepwater ports.

Tax Structure: Cost of Doing Business


State Corporate Income Tax
  • 4% on the first $25,000 of net income
  • 5% on the next $25,000
  • 6% on the next $50,000
  • 7% on the next $100,000
  • 8% on the excess of $200,000
  • Louisiana uses single sales factor
State Corporate Franchise Tax
  • $1.50 per $1,000 or major fraction thereof up to $300,000
  • $3.00 per $1,000 or major fraction thereof in excess of $300,000
  • The initial corporation franchise tax is $110
Unemployment Insurance Tax
  • The 2017 wage base is $7,700
  • Standard rate range is .10% - 6.2%
  • Rate for new employers is the average rate for the particular industry
  • Maximum unemployment weekly benefit is 1/2 of the claimant's previous wage earnings for 26 weeks

2018 Parishwide Millage (Property Tax) Rate

135.6 mills*

Total Sales Taxes in Unincorporated Caddo Parish


Total Sales Taxes in Shreveport


Total Sales Taxes in Vivian


Total Sales Taxes in Oil City


Total Sales Taxes in Mooringsport


Total Sales Taxes in Greenwood


Total Sales Taxes in Rodessa


Total Sales Taxes in Blanchard


Total Sales Taxes in Ida

* 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 5% state tax along with a local portion

Shreveport, LA

Shreveport is the third largest city in Louisiana and the parish seat of Caddo Parish. 
The Red River separates Shreveport from neighboring Bossier City. The metropolitan area is commonly referred to as Shreveport-Bossier, which is considered the gateway to the Ark-La-Tex, the crossroads where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet. 
The population for the City of Shreveport was 199,311 at the 2010 census and 375,910 for the larger Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The MSA ranks 117th in the United States.