Haughton is a quiet family-oriented community with a population of approximately 3,400, as noted in the 2010 census, which is an increase of ten percent since 2000. This small city is known for offering its residents a high quality of life in a laid-back atmosphere. The low unemployment rate among the residents and the low cost of living help make Haughton a coveted place to call home. Its proximity to Bossier City makes this commuter community appealing to all ages. The short drive of approximately twenty miles is ideal for providing commuters with a time to unwind and relax before reaching home.
Haughton families with children appreciate the quality educational facilities in the area. Exceptional schools with excellent academic and sports records offer above average educational opportunities in both public and private settings. Those in the public schools enjoy a low student to teacher ratio of only 16.4 students per teacher. This type of individual instruction provides students with an edge over larger classes in bigger cities. Adults who wish to further their education will find universities, colleges and technical schools just a short drive away in Shreveport.
In 2012, this area saw an impressive increase of approximately eight percent in home values over previous years. Those who may have postponed selling their homes before this upturn are now more willing to place their homes on the market. The local economy is stimulated when more prospective buyers arrive because of more homes for sale in the area. The residential and commercial properties for sale appeal to prospective investors who are interested in further developing the region. The temperate climate provides ideal weather for enjoying outdoor and indoor activities. Shreveport and Bossier City offer many varied entertainment options for those living in this area, such as a colorful nightlife and several riverboat casinos. The colorful history of this area includes the location of the burial place for a musical entertainer. The country musician and songwriter, Johnny Horton was killed nearby and is buried in the local cemetery, which has become a local tourist attraction in recent years.