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Louisiana

Bossier City

Nearest city: Shreveport
Population: 272,470
Median household income: $68,857

Bossier City, home of the Barksdale Air Force Base, is across the Red River from Shreveport. It has mild weather, a healthy tourist industry, and great restaurants.

Runners-up:
Lafayette
Monroe

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