Natchitoches, Louisiana

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2017: 18,048 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 8,250  (45.7%)
Females: 9,798  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

26.3 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 71457.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $21,318 (it was $23,111 in 2000)
Natchitoches:

$21,318
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,063 (it was $12,642 in 2000)

Natchitoches city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $160,268 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Natchitoches:

$160,268
LA:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $184,832; detached houses: $194,884; townhouses or other attached units: $146,180; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $347,736; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $381,913; mobile homes: $63,046

Median gross rent in 2017: $684.

March 2019 cost of living index in Natchitoches: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 44.7%
(37.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.8% for Black residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.6% for other race residents, 10.4% for two or more races residents)
Business Profiles
Profiles of local businesses
Put your B&M business profile right here for free. 50,000 businesses already created their profiles!
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Natchitoches, LA (2017)
    • 10,74158.8%Black alone
    • 6,76037.0%White alone
    • 4172.3%Hispanic
    • 2431.3%Other race alone
    • 670.4%American Indian alone
    • 580.3%Asian alone
    • 540.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Natchitoches, Louisiana as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Natchitoches is 241 to 1.


Crime rates in Natchitoches by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(22.6)
3
(16.2)
1
(5.4)
1
(5.5)
2
(11.0)
3
(16.3)
3
(16.4)
1
(5.5)
4
(22.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(28.3)
10
(54.1)
6
(32.6)
8
(43.7)
3
(16.4)
6
(32.7)
4
(21.8)
0
(0.0)
8
(44.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(90.6)
19
(102.8)
19
(103.4)
27
(147.6)
47
(257.6)
46
(250.7)
33
(180.0)
20
(109.4)
14
(77.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
119
(673.6)
131
(708.5)
131
(712.8)
113
(617.8)
136
(745.3)
193
(1,052)
148
(807.3)
196
(1,072)
133
(739.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
420
(2,377)
509
(2,753)
384
(2,089)
513
(2,805)
360
(1,973)
334
(1,820)
303
(1,653)
249
(1,362)
308
(1,713)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
590
(3,340)
661
(3,575)
713
(3,880)
928
(5,073)
854
(4,680)
939
(5,117)
963
(5,253)
908
(4,966)
785
(4,366)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(45.3)
22
(119.0)
11
(59.9)
14
(76.5)
24
(131.5)
13
(70.8)
25
(136.4)
25
(136.7)
48
(266.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(5.7)
7
(37.9)
4
(21.8)
3
(16.4)
6
(32.9)
13
(70.8)
4
(21.8)
6
(32.8)
6
(33.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)533.4593.4516.8619.1597.2682.2602.4563.1567.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Click on a table row to update graph
City-data.com crime index in Natchitoches, LA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 70 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
Louisiana average:

3.01
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Natchitoches, LA forum
Recent posts about Natchitoches, Louisiana on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Natchitoches is mentioned 341 times on our forum:
Why is Northern Louisiana not French like Southern Louisiana is?  (19 replies)
New to Natchitoches, Louisiana! Please help  (8 replies)
Pix of Louisiana  (98 replies)
Moving To The Monroe Area  (17 replies)
Cycling in and around the City  (73 replies)
Natchitoches or Thibodaux for retirement?  (5 replies)

Latest news from Natchitoches, LA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Natchitoches, LA City Guides:

Ancestries: French (13.5%), English (2.5%), Italian (2.5%), Irish (2.0%), American (2.0%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/05/1819

Elevation: 121 feet

Land area: 21.6 square miles.

Population density: 837 people per square mile   (low).

Natchitoches, Louisiana map

426 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.5% Latin America, 0.4% Europe, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

2.3%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $733 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $293 (0.2%)

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)

Latitude: 31.75 N, Longitude: 93.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,067 (+22.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,318 (80.7%)

Area code: 318

Distribution of median household income in Natchitoches, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Natchitoches, LA in 2017
Natchitoches satellite photo by USGS

Natchitoches tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $266,300
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $213,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Natchitoches, LA residents
Average permit cost in Natchitoches, LA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Natchitoches, LA
Historical housing units in Natchitoches, LA

Population change in the 1990s: +698 (+4.1%).
Most common industries in Natchitoches, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Food (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Wood products (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Food (4.2%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.8%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Natchitoches, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Natchitoches, Louisiana average temperatures Natchitoches, Louisiana average precipitation Natchitoches, Louisiana humidity Natchitoches, Louisiana wind speed Natchitoches, Louisiana snowfall Natchitoches, Louisiana sunshine Natchitoches, Louisiana clear and cloudy days

Natchitoches, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Tornado activity:

Natchitoches-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 65% 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 above Louisiana state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.0 miles away from Natchitoches center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 244.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 312.2 miles away from Natchitoches center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 346.4 miles away from Natchitoches center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 278.8 miles away from Natchitoches center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Natchitoches Parish (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Freezes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Natchitoches topographic map

Hospitals in Natchitoches:

  • FULTON ROAD COMMUNITY HOME (174 FULTON ROAD)
  • HOPE HOSPICE (1204 HWY 3191)
  • HOSPICE OF NATCHITOCHES INC (340 SECOND STREET)
  • LOUISIANA EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL OF NATCHITOCHES (501 KEYSER AVE 2ND FLOOR)
  • NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 501 KEYSER AVE)
  • OAK GROVE GROUP HOME (195 NEWTOWN ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Natchitoches:

  • COURTYARD OF NATCHITOCHES (708 KEYSER AVENUE)
  • NATCHITOCHES COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (720 KEYSER AVENUE)
  • NATCHITOCHES NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LL (750 KEYSER AVENUE)
  • NATCHITOCHES PARISH HOSP-LTC UNIT (501 KEYSER AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Natchitoches:

  • FMCNA - EAST NATCHITOCHES DIALYSIS (111 MASONIC DR)
  • FMCNA - NATCHITOCHES DX (700 KEYSER AVE)

Home Health Centers in Natchitoches:

  • HARMONY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (5770 HWY 1 BYPASS)
  • PROFESSIONAL HH SERVICES OF NATCHITOCHES (135 EAST FIFTH ST.)

Airports and heliports located in Natchitoches:

See details about Airports and heliports located in Natchitoches, LA

College/University in Natchitoches:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Full-time enrollment: 7,700; Location: University Parkway; Public; Website: www.nsula.edu/; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Natchitoches:

  • Grambling State University (about 58 miles; Grambling, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,885)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 59 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 60 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 64 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 70 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 81 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 81 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)

Public high schools in Natchitoches:

Private high schools in Natchitoches:

  • ST MARY'S SCHOOL (Students: 397, Location: 1101 E 5TH ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • OASIS OF LOVE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 100, Location: 7681 HIGHWAY 1 BYPASS, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Natchitoches:

See full list of schools located in Natchitoches

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)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear city borders

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

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.

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: 945, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-30-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-11-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-30-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-11-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-30-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-11-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-30-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-11-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-30-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-11-2014)
  • 17 other older monitoring violations

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

  • ST LUKES RV PARK (Address: 127 SHADY GROVE RD , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Natchitoches:

Marital status in Natchitoches, LA
  • Never married: 60.9%
  • Now married: 25.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Natchitoches:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Natchitoches
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Natchitoches, LA (based on Natchitoches Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,74776
Catholic4,60215
Mainline Protestant1,74212
Black Protestant1,0697
Other4023
None20,004-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Natchitoches Parish:

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.
Louisiana:

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

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

11.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Natchitoches Parish:

30.8%
Louisiana:

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

13.3%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Natchitoches:

50.2%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Natchitoches:

49.3%
State:

46.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Natchitoches:

18.6%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Natchitoches:

32.7%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Natchitoches:

57.4%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.7%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Natchitoches, LA Residents

Natchitoches government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,038,000 ($112.92)
    Air Transportation: $1,400,000 ($77.57)
    General - Other: $450,000 ($24.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000 ($10.14)
    Regular Highways: $179,000 ($9.92)
    Electric Utilities: $31,000 ($1.72)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $24,621,000 ($1364.20)
    Police Protection: $5,810,000 ($321.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,598,000 ($199.36)
    General - Other: $3,364,000 ($186.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,173,000 ($175.81)
    Water Utilities: $2,446,000 ($135.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,242,000 ($124.22)
    Sewerage: $1,793,000 ($99.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,434,000 ($79.45)
    Regular Highways: $1,352,000 ($74.91)
    Central Staff Services: $819,000 ($45.38)
    Air Transportation: $556,000 ($30.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000 ($24.16)
    Financial Administration: $286,000 ($15.85)
    Health - Other: $159,000 ($8.81)
    General Public Buildings: $107,000 ($5.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($0.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $111,000 ($6.15)
    Water Utilities: $72,000 ($3.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($2.88)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($2.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($1.39)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($1.11)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($0.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $787,000 ($43.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,321,000 ($73.19)

Natchitoches government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,113,000 ($117.08)
    Sewerage: $1,587,000 ($87.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,254,000 ($69.48)
    Air Transportation: $432,000 ($23.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $293,000 ($16.23)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($1.72)
    Other: $21,000 ($1.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,356,000 ($130.54)
    Air Transportation: $827,000 ($45.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $203,000 ($11.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,703,000 ($94.36)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,055,000 ($58.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $228,000 ($12.63)
    Rents: $186,000 ($10.31)
    Sale of Property: $21,000 ($1.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $29,125,000 ($1613.75)
    Water Utilities: $4,083,000 ($226.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,858,000 ($102.95)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($2.77)
    Highways: $49,000 ($2.71)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,963,000 ($552.03)
    Property: $2,677,000 ($148.33)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $742,000 ($41.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $442,000 ($24.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $180,000 ($9.97)
    Other License: $92,000 ($5.10)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $28,000 ($1.55)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $23,000 ($1.27)

Natchitoches government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,000,000 ($1385.20)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,000,000 ($1385.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $534,000 ($29.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $534,000 ($29.59)

Natchitoches government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,280,000 ($70.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,657,000 ($2031.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,016,000 ($1884.75)

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sabine Parish, LA  0.50% ($40,242 average AGI)
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.46% ($58,263)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.42% ($30,113)


6.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.72% ($32,044 average AGI)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.50% ($34,000)
to Sabine Parish, LA  0.36% ($49,957)
Businesses in Natchitoches, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Best Western1Maurices1
Burger King2McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Nike1
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Popeyes1
Days Inn1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
FedEx6SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hilton1UPS6
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

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
See more detailed statistics of Natchitoches fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 70Number of bridges
  • 1,033ft / 315mTotal length
  • $5,612,000Total costs
  • 419,597Total average daily traffic
  • 55,891Total average daily truck traffic
  • 239,513Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Natchitoches, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 201980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 62010-2018
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: 263 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Natchitoches, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (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: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Natchitoches)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Natchitoches)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 116. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 210 took place in 2011, and the least - 8 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Natchitoches, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.5%), and Structure Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Natchitoches, LA
    • 78842.5%Outside Fires
    • 60632.7%Structure Fires
    • 35619.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1065.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Natchitoches, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Natchitoches, Louisiana:

  • Comfort Inn, 5362 Hwy 6 W, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 , Phone: (318) 352-7500, Fax: (318) 352-7500
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 5335 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 , Phone: (318) 214-0700, Fax: (318) 214-9721
  • Hampton Inn, 5300 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 , Phone: (318) 354-0010, Fax: (318) 354-7771
  • Holdiay Inn Express & Suites, 5137 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 , Phone: (318) 354-9911, Fax: (318) 354-9333
  • Days Inn-Natchitoches, 5135 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 , Phone: (318) 352-0783, Fax: (318) 356-5743
  • Comfort Suites, 151 Hayes Ave, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 , Phone: (318) 228-8816, Fax: (318) 228-8831
  • Fairfield Inn And Suites, 150 Hayes Ave, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 , Phone: (318) 354-8007, Fax: (318) 354-8014
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Natchitoches, Louisiana
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Natchitoches, LA
  • 59.8%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Natchitoches, LA
  • 79.8%Electricity
  • 18.9%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Natchitoches compared to Louisiana state average:

  • 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Natchitoches on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
There are 32 pilots and 16 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Stanley Flenniken (2)
  • Robert H. Dalling (2)
  • Juliette Delabbio (2)
  • Charles David O'Con (1)
  • Julie Delabbio (1)
  • Stephen Costin (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2020.