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Bossier City
Bossier Parish, Louisiana

ZipCodes
71111, 71112




Page Contents for Bossier City, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Bossier City is approximately 60,505 (2005), 61315 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 21,815 (1990), 23866 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bossier City is 98.487 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bossier City is 40.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.896 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bossier City to Washington DC is 1066 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 208 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bossier City is positioned 32.51 degrees north of the equator and 93.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bossier City elevation is 170 feet above sea level.
Bossier City median income is $ 36,561 (2000).
The Bossier City median home price is $ 80,700 (2000).

Location

in northwestern Louisiana near the Texas border, about six miles from Shreveport. Other nearby communities include Red Chute, Eastwood, Benton, Haughton, Blanchard, Belcher and Doyline.
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Climate


mild
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Weather


moderate. Here is a weather page for the Shreveport/Bossier area.
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History & History Related Items

When Webster Parish was created from eastern Bossier Parish in 1871, a new seat was needed. Bellevue had been the parish seat, but with the division, it was no longer near the center of the county. It also was not near any railroad lines which was becoming increasingly important. Benton was chosen the new Parish seat after a highly charged election. One of the many towns that had attempted to become the parish seat was a small village on the Red River. The name had been changed to Bossier City in the hope the election would be swayed their way. Though it didnít emerge the victor, it did become prosperous. By 1907, the town had incorporated. In 1925, a terrible fire burnt many buildings but the community continued to grow. Barksdale Field, or as it now known as Barksdale Air Force Base, was opened in 1933. The base was a great benefit to Bossier City which now had a great boost to its economy. When Highway 80, called the Dixie-Overland Highway, opened, Bossier City also benefited and has become the largest city in the Parish.

Try this history page for Bossier City. Here is a brief history of Bossier Parish.
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The founding of Bossier City

1884

The incorporation of Bossier City

1907


Attractions

Sports Museum of Champions
700 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana
Phone: (318) 221-0712
Toll-free: (888) 97I-BOWL
The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Museum of Champions honors athletes from Shreveport and Bossier City who have won national, international or world championships or who have attained the status of "All-America".

All types of Things to see and do in Shreveport/Bossier

The Shreveport/Bossier page - with lots of information about the area.

Take a City Tour of the Shreveport/Bossier area
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Bossier City City Government

Bossier City
620 Benton Road
P.O. Box 5337
Bossier City, LA 71171-5337
Phone: 318-741-8500

Bossier City Chamber

Bossier Chamber of Commerce
710 Benton Rd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-746-0252
Greater Shreveport Chamber Of Commerce
400 Edwards St
P.O. Box 20074
Shreveport, LA 71101-6134
Phone: 318-677-2500
Phone: (318) 677-2553
Fax: (318) 677-2541
Email: info@shreveportchamber.org

Bossier City Organizations

Bossier Chamber of Commerce
710 Benton Rd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-746-0252
Greater Shreveport Chamber Of Commerce
400 Edwards St
P.O. Box 20074
Shreveport, LA 71101-6134
Phone: 318-677-2500
Phone: (318) 677-2553
Fax: (318) 677-2541
Email: info@shreveportchamber.org

Bossier City Libraries

Bossier Parish Library

Bossier City Schools

Bossier Parish School District Bossier Parish School District

High Schools in Bossier Parish School District:
Airline High School
2801 Airline Dr.
Bossier City LA 71111-5803
318-746-3558

Benton High School

Bossier High School
777 Bearkat Dr.
Bossier City LA 71111-4565
318-222-9424

Haughton High School

Parkway High School
4301 Panther Dr.
Bossier City LA 71112-4233
Phone: 318-746-1430

Plain Dealing High School Bossier City

Miscellany

The population of Bossier City was:
1910 - 775
1930 - 3,000
1940 - 5,000
1950 - 15,260 1990 - 52,721
2000 - 56,461
2005 - 60,505

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