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Population in 2012: 18,299 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 

Males: 8,297  (45.3%)
Females: 10,002  (54.7%)

Median resident age:  27.0 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71457.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,294 (it was $23,111 in 2000)
Natchitoches:

$25,294
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,608

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,242 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Natchitoches:

$127,242
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,317; Detached houses: $134,665; Townhouses or other attached units: $109,157; In 2-unit structures: $67,454; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $211,357; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,707; Mobile homes: $43,814

Median gross rent in 2012: $618.

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  • Black alone - 10,956 (60.0%)
  • White alone - 6,584 (36.0%)
  • Hispanic - 290 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 187 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 111 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 97 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 28 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.06%)

Races in Natchitoches detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Natchitoches: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (7.4%), French (7.4%), English (5.1%), German (4.1%), United States (3.0%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/05/1819

Elevation: 121 feet

Land area: 21.6 square miles.

Population density: 849 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Natchitoches:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Natchitoches city:

  • Never married: 48.0%
  • Now married: 31.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

185 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Natchitoches, Louisiana as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Natchitoches to the number of sex offenders is 359 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $537 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $261 (0.3%)

Natchitoches satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shreveport, LA (63.3 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (193.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Vienna Bend, LA (1.9 miles ), Point Place, LA (2.4 miles ), Clarence, LA (2.5 miles ), Natchez, LA (2.5 miles ), St. Maurice, LA (2.8 miles ), Provencal, LA (3.1 miles ), Campti, LA (3.1 miles ), Powhatan, LA (3.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2004: 59 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2006: 73 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $204,700
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $198,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 31.75 N, Longitude: 93.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,661 (+25.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,876 (80.3%)

Area code: 318

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Crime rates in Natchitoches by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2010 2011 2012
Murders 01131431
per 100,000 0.05.65.616.95.522.616.25.4
Rapes 7991545106
per 100,000 40.750.450.284.422.028.354.132.6
Robberies 2913283826161919
per 100,000 168.572.8156.3213.9142.990.6102.8103.4
Assaults 232151151165152119131131
per 100,000 1348.3845.9842.6928.6835.6673.6708.5712.8
Burglaries 449253303366512420509384
per 100,000 2609.41417.31690.82059.92814.62377.32752.72089.5
Thefts 571615760812878590661713
per 100,000 3318.43445.24241.14570.04826.63339.63574.73879.6
Auto thefts 242739514282211
per 100,000 139.5151.3217.6287.0230.945.3119.059.9
Arson 00328174
per 100,000 0.00.016.711.344.05.737.921.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.0) 673.8487.7567.5695.5641.9529.1588.6512.6

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Crime rate in Natchitoches detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 70 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
Louisiana average:

3.98

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Natchitoches tourist attractions:

Natchitoches, Louisiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +698 (+4.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Natchitoches-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 146% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/11/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Natchitoches city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1983, a category F3 tornado 2.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Natchitoches-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Natchitoches Parish (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Natchitoches topographic map

Birthplace of: Ada Jack Carver Snell - Short story writer, Arthur C. Watson - Louisiana lawyer and politician, Dan Flores - Historian, Eugene P. Watson - Academic, Henry Hopkins Sibley - Confederate Army general, John William Payne (politician) - Planter, Oscar "Buddy" Woods - Texas blues guitarist, Pat Listach - Baseball player, Paul L. Foshee - Politician, Taylor Townsend (Louisiana politician) - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Natchitoches:

  • FMCNA - EAST NATCHITOCHES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 111 MASONIC DR)
  • FMCNA - NATCHITOCHES DX (Dialysis Facility, 700 KEYSER AVE)
  • HARMONY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, 5770 HWY 1 BYPASS)
  • PROFESSIONAL HH SERVICES OF NATCHITOCHES (Home Health Center, 135 EAST FIFTH ST.)
  • FULTON ROAD COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 174 FULTON ROAD)
  • HOPE HOSPICE (Hospital, 1204 HWY 3191)
  • HOSPICE OF NATCHITOCHES INC (Hospital, 340 SECOND STREET)
  • LOUISIANA EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL OF NATCHITOCHES (Hospital, 501 KEYSER AVE 2ND FLOOR)
  • NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 501 KEYSER AVE)
  • OAK GROVE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 195 NEWTOWN ROAD)
  • COURTYARD OF NATCHITOCHES (Nursing Home, 708 KEYSER AVENUE)
  • NATCHITOCHES COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 720 KEYSER AVENUE)
  • NATCHITOCHES NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LL (Nursing Home, 750 KEYSER AVENUE)
  • NATCHITOCHES PARISH HOSP-LTC UNIT (Nursing Home, 501 KEYSER AVE)

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Local government website: www.ci.natchitoches.la.us/IE_Default.htm

Colleges/Universities in Natchitoches:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Full-time enrollment: 5,626; Location: College Ave; Public; Website: www.nsula.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • Northwest Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus (FT enrollment: 228; Location: 6587 Hwy 1 Bypass; Public; Website: www.ltc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Natchitoches:

  • Grambling State University (about 58 miles; Grambling, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,504)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 59 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 60 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 64 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 3,177)
  • University of Louisiana Monroe (about 81 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,712)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 93 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 10,307)
  • Angelina College (about 102 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Public high schools in Natchitoches:

Private high school in Natchitoches:

  • ST MARY'S SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 1101 E 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Natchitoches:

Private elementary/middle school in Natchitoches:

  • OASIS OF LOVE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 135; Location: 7681 HWY 1 BYPASS; Grades: PK - 9)
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Library in Natchitoches:

  • NATCHITOCHES PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,481,120; Location: 450 SECOND STREET; 84,207 books; 169 e-books; 2,174 audio materials; 3,706 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 214 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Natchitoches: Northwestern Hills Golf Course (A), Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery (B), Old Market (C), Upper Landing (D), Natchitoches Parish Fire District 6 (E), Westside Fire Station (F), Natchitoches Fire Department (G), Creative and Performing Arts Center (H), Eastside Fire Station (I), Eugene P Watson Memorial Library (J), Natchitoches City Hall (K), Natchitoches Parish Courthouse (L), Natchitoches Parish Library (M), North Street Community Center (N), Prather Coliseum (O), George Williamson Museum (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cane River Shopping Center (1), Self Help Shopping Center (2), University Shopping Center (3), Broadmoor Shopping Center (4), Dixie Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Natchitoches include: Rockford Church (A), Westside Church (B), Westside Baptist Church (C), Trinity Episcopal Church (D), Church of the Immaculate Conception (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Methodist Church (G), Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (H), Dickerson House of Prayer (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fern Park Cemetery (1), American Cemetery (2), Catholic Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Chaplin Lake (A), Breda Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gumroot Branch (A), Breedlove Branch (B), Big Henry Branch (C), Youngs Bayou (D), Bayou Amulet (E), Slate Branch (F), Bayou Boulet De Canon (G), Rio Hondo (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Natchitoches include: Natchitoches Historic District (1), Natchitoches City Park (2), Lee Street Park (3), Highland Park (4), Fort Saint Jean Baptiste State Historic Site (5), Sudbury park (6), Sibley Lake Public Boat Ramp (7), Manning Memorial Park (8), Turpin Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Court House Museum (600 2nd Street) (1), Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (452 Jefferson Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (5207 University Parkway) (1), Days Inn (1000 College Avenue) (2), Riverview Inn & Apartments (1316 Washington Street) (3), Ryder Companies (452 Jefferson Street) (4), Hampton Inn (5300 University Pkwy) (5), Ryder Inn (7624 Highway 1 Bypass) (6), Ole Fort Pub (7624 Highway 1 Bypass) (7), Super 8 Motel (5821 Highway 1 Bypass) (8), Comfort Inn (RR 6 Box 5362) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Natchitoches Parish - Clerk Of Court (New Court House) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Natchitoches Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Natchitoches and their reported violations in the past:

HAGEWOOD WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-15-2000 and AUG-14-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-15-1997 and SEP-14-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-12-1997), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-1997), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between SEP-15-1996 and OCT-14-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-1996), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-1996), Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-1997), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-12-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (NOV-12-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUN-20-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (NOV-12-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2000), Fed FAO issued (SEP-07-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2001)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Natchitoches that have no violations reported:

  • SABINE PARISH LANDFILL WATER SYSTEM (Address: 1747 HIGHWAY 6, P.O. BOX 38, Population served: 63, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.3%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for Black residents, 44.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.9% for other race residents, 33.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.8%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Natchitoches, LA

People in group quarters in Natchitoches in 2010:

  • 1,352 people in college/university student housing
  • 461 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 255 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 84 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Natchitoches in 2000:

  • 1,948 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 282 people in state prisons
  • 194 people in nursing homes
  • 104 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Natchitoches compared to Louisiana state average:

Natchitoches, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Natchitoches (2011 data):

  • The Peoples State Bank: Natchitoches North Branch, Sibley Lake Branch, 315 Royal Street Branch. Info updated 2008/06/09: Bank assets: $496.6 mil, Deposits: $420.2 mil, headquarters in Many, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Psb Financial Corporation
  • City Bank & Trust Co.: Keyser Avenue Branch, University Branch, at Second And St. Denis Streets. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $247.5 mil, Deposits: $221.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: City Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sabine State Bank and Trust Company: Downtown Natchitoches Branch, Natchitoches Branch, Natchitoches Bypass Branch. Info updated 2006/09/14: Bank assets: $683.7 mil, Deposits: $592.9 mil, headquarters in Many, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Sabine Bancshares, Inc.
  • Exchange Bank and Trust Company, Natchitoches, Louisiana: East Natchitoches Branch at 104 Highway 1 South, branch established on 1967/09/29; Exchange Bank And Trust Company, Natchitoches, Louisiana at 700 Front Street, branch established on 1892/09/28. Info updated 2008/01/25: Bank assets: $111.4 mil, Deposits: $94.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Exchange Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Federal Bank of Louisiana: Natchitoches Branch at 5696 Highway 1 Bypass, branch established on 1999/11/06; 701 Keyser Avenue at 701 Keyser Avenue, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $749.5 mil, Deposits: $588.2 mil, headquarters in Lake Charles, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Bank of Montgomery: Natchitoches Branch at 952 Keyser Ave., branch established on 2000/10/10; Washington Square Branch at 814 Washington Street, branch established on 2007/03/05. Info updated 2008/02/20: Bank assets: $174.7 mil, Deposits: $157.1 mil, headquarters in Montgomery, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Grant Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Natchitoches, Louisiana:

  • Ramada Inn Natchitoches, 7624hwy 1 South, Natchitoches, LA 71457 , Phone: (318) 357-8281, Fax: (318) 352-9907
  • Super 8, Hwy 3110, Natchitoches, LA 71457 , Phone: (318) 352-1700
  • Comfort Inn, 5362 Hwy 6 W, Natchitoches, LA 71457 , Phone: (318) 352-7500, Fax: (318) 352-7500
  • Best Western, 5135 Hwy 6, Natchitoches, LA 71457 , Phone: (318) 352-6655
  • Holiday Inn Express, 5131 Hwy 6, Natchitoches, LA 71457 , Phone: (318) 354-9911
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 5335 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457 , Phone: (318) 214-0700, Fax: (318) 214-9721
  • Hampton Inn, 5300 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457 , Phone: (318) 354-0010, Fax: (318) 354-7771
  • Holdiay Inn Express & Suites, 5137 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457 , Phone: (318) 354-9911, Fax: (318) 354-9333
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Natchitoches travel time to work - commute


Natchitoches mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Natchitoches city (based on Natchitoches Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.25%
Here52.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents55.0%24.0%10.6%2.7%1.3%
Congregations41.0%16.9%16.9%6.0%2.4%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.1%1.0%0.8%0.7%2.7%
Congregations1.2%1.2%1.2%2.4%10.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Natchitoches Parish:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Natchitoches Parish:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Natchitoches Parish:

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.8%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Natchitoches Parish:

13.3%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 26$75,052$34,6391$1,118
Other Government Administration 12$27,110$27,1100$0
Judicial and Legal 15$26,524$21,2190$0
Police Protection - Officers 49$139,781$34,2320$0
Police - Other 16$31,804$23,8539$5,039
Firefighters 44$121,141$33,0380$0
Fire - Other 1$2,004$24,0480$0
Streets and Highways 26$49,740$22,9570$0
Airports 0$0 5$3,367
Health 3$4,313$17,2520$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,948$23,6880$0
Sewerage 10$34,671$41,6050$0
Parks and Recreation 5$14,568$34,96322$11,995
Housing and Community Development(Local) 22$60,628$33,0701$434
Water Supply 10$26,778$32,1340$0
Electric Power 35$95,202$32,6410$0
Other and Unallocable 13$36,270$33,4808$5,914
Totals for Government 289$749,534$31,12346$27,867

Natchitoches government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,760,000 ($96.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $401,000 ($21.91)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $26,290,000 ($1436.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,659,000 ($199.96)
    Police Protection: $3,176,000 ($173.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,725,000 ($148.92)
    General - Other: $2,402,000 ($131.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,089,000 ($114.16)
    Sewerage: $1,781,000 ($97.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,779,000 ($97.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,667,000 ($91.10)
    Financial Administration: $865,000 ($47.27)
    Regular Highways: $271,000 ($14.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $240,000 ($13.12)
    Air Transportation: $161,000 ($8.80)
    Central Staff Services: $146,000 ($7.98)
    Health - Other: $118,000 ($6.45)
    General Public Buildings: $32,000 ($1.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,400,000 ($76.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $2,776,000 ($151.70)
    Sewerage: $314,000 ($17.16)
    Water Utilities: $314,000 ($17.16)
    Police Protection: $100,000 ($5.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($3.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($2.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($2.40)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.05)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,709,000 ($585.22)

Natchitoches government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,573,000 ($85.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,223,000 ($66.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $767,000 ($41.91)
    Air Transportation: $133,000 ($7.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($2.68)
    All Other: $25,000 ($1.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,485,000 ($135.80)
    General Local Government Support: $464,000 ($25.36)
    Education: $25,000 ($1.37)
    Highways: $15,000 ($0.82)
    Air Transportation: $14,000 ($0.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($2.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000 ($2.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,492,000 ($136.18)
    Interest Earnings: $1,525,000 ($83.34)
    Sale of Property: $228,000 ($12.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $182,000 ($9.95)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $29,585,000 ($1616.76)
    Water Utilities: $2,884,000 ($157.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,847,000 ($100.93)
    All Other: $1,685,000 ($92.08)
    Public Welfare: $165,000 ($9.02)
    General Local Government Support: $102,000 ($5.57)
    Education: $53,000 ($2.90)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,385,000 ($458.22)
    Property: $1,350,000 ($73.77)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $382,000 ($20.88)
    Other License: $313,000 ($17.10)
    Public Utilities Sales: $230,000 ($12.57)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $29,000 ($1.58)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $18,000 ($0.98)

Natchitoches government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,700,000 ($1131.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,673,000 ($1075.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,064,000 ($112.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,037,000 ($56.67)

Natchitoches government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,168,000 ($1266.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,709,000 ($366.63)

7.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.73% ($21,632 average AGI)
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.58% ($32,493)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.43% ($22,706)


7.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,203 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.73% ($32,391 average AGI)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.68% ($26,875)
to Sabine Parish, LA  0.36% ($27,395)

Strongest AM radio stations in Natchitoches:

  • KNOC (1450 AM; 1 kW; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: NORTH FACE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLAD (800 AM; 1 kW; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRRP (950 AM; 1 kW; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: FRANCIS V. HOBBS)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Natchitoches:

  • KDBH-FM (97.3 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: BALDRIDGE-DUMAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNWD (91.7 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIV. OF LA.)
  • KZBL (100.7 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: BALDRIDGE-DUMAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSBH (94.9 FM; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: KSBH, L.L.C.)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KAYT (88.1 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • KQID-FM (93.1 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • K211DY (90.1 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAVK (89.3 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K280CK (103.9 FM; NATCHITOCHES CAMPTI, LA; Owner: DRY PRONG EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • KCIJ (106.5 FM; ATLANTA, LA; Owner: NORTH FACE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KWLV (107.1 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: WLV-TV, INC.)
  • K220FQ (91.9 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Natchitoches:

  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLPA-TV (Channel 25; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KAIN-LP (Channel 55; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: MARY GILL LEE)
  • KNTS-LP (Channel 17; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: RICHARD GILL)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KNYS-LP (Channel 27; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: MARY GILL LEE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Natchitoches fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 29
Total length: 165 meters (541ft)
Total costs: $3,586,000
Total average daily traffic: 248,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 32,054

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 13
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Natchitoches, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Natchitoches)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 205 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Natchitoches, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Natchitoches)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Natchitoches)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 49
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Natchitoches


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Natchitoches, LA

Most common first names in Natchitoches, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17978.7 years
John16473.9 years
James15271.4 years
William10672.6 years
Willie9972.9 years
Joseph8173.4 years
Robert7570.8 years
Henry7074.2 years
Charles6370.4 years
George6374.2 years
Most common last names in Natchitoches, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13675.6 years
Williams11676.7 years
Smith11274.9 years
Jones9676.3 years
Rachal8775.6 years
Metoyer7979.0 years
Brown7777.1 years
Jackson7670.6 years
Davis7074.2 years
Mitchell5679.6 years
Businesses in Natchitoches, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King2Payless1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx6Sears1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS6
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets3
Browse common businesses in Natchitoches, LA

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  • Charles David O'Con (1)
  • Juliette Delabbio (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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