Demographics of Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Northwest Louisiana Technical College (NWLTC) consists of nine parishes in northwest Louisiana: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster. The district is served by five campuses of the LTC: Mansfield, Natchitoches, Minden, Sabine Valley (Many), and the Shreveport Bossier Campus.
For the nine-parish area comprising NWLTC, the estimated 2006 population (U.S. Census) was 520,000, The Shreveport-Bossier City-Minden Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is made up of four parishes in Northwestern Louisiana, Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, and Webster. As of the 2000 census, the CSA had a population of 417,796 (though a July 1, 2006 estimate placed the population at 428,079).
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Approximately one-third of the region’s residents are African American. Women comprise approximately 52% of the district’s population. Among the most common occupations in the Shreveport-Bossier area are:
- Management, professional, and related occupations, 31 percent
- Sales and office occupations, 25 percent
- Service occupations, 22 percent
- Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 12 percent
- Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations, 11 percent
Seventy-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 22 percent were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 5 percent were Self-employed, according to the U.S. Census. The median income of households in Shreveport--Bossier City-Minden CSA was $35,201.
Indoors or outdoors, the NWLTC sevice area provides something for everyone.
- Waterways for boating, fishing and recreational activities
- Historical Sites
- Variety of cultures
- Museums and Art Galleries
- Educational Institutions
- Barksdale Air Force Base
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