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Population (year 2000): 17,865. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,701 (-0.9% change)
Males: 8,210 (46.0%), Females: 9,655 (54.0%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 24.5 years
Median household income: $23,111 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Natchitoches:

  • Black (53.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (43.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (7.1%), French (7.0%), Irish (5.5%), German (4.9%), English (4.0%), Italian (1.9%).Louisiana

Elevation: 121 feet

Land area: 21.6 square miles

Natchitoches,

For population 25 years and over in Natchitoches

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Natchitoches city

  • Never married: 47.1%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

2.3% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.3% Europe, 0.2% North America).

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: City, LA Bossier (66.8 miles pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: LA Shreveport, (67.8 miles pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (209.0 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (6.5 miles Clarence, LA (6.5 miles Natchez, LA (9.9 miles Campti, LA (10.0 miles Provencal, Powhatan, LA (11.0 miles) , Robeline, LA (15.0 miles) , LA (15.6 miles Montgomery, LA (22.3 miles Goldonna,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 37 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 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

Latitude: 31.75 N, Longitude: 93.10 W

Area code: 318


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.0%), Retail trade (13.0%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,067 (+22.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,999 (76.7%)


 

Crime in Natchitoches by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 1 1 3 1
    per 100,000 11.2 0.0 5.6 5.6 16.8 5.6
Rapes 10 7 9 9 15 4
    per 100,000 56.0 39.2 50.4 50.4 84.0 22.4
Robberies 32 29 13 28 38 26
    per 100,000 179.1 162.3 72.8 156.7 212.7 145.5
Assaults 122 232 151 151 165 152
    per 100,000 682.9 1298.6 845.2 845.2 923.6 850.8
Burglaries 218 449 253 303 366 512
    per 100,000 1220.3 2513.3 1416.2 1696.1 2048.7 2865.9
Thefts 700 571 615 760 812 878
    per 100,000 3918.3 3196.2 3442.5 4254.1 4545.2 4914.6
Auto thefts 58 24 27 39 51 42
    per 100,000 324.7 134.3 151.1 218.3 285.5 235.1
492.0 638.6 465.5 548.2 647.0 644.4

Average climate in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Natchitoches,

Natchitoches-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/11/1968, a category 3 (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 3 tornado 2.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers in Natchitoches:
  • NATCHITOCHES PARISH HOSPITAL (501 KEYSER AVE)
  • SATELLITE REHAB HOSPITAL AT NATCHITOCH (501 KEYSER AVE 3RD FLOOR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Natchitoches:
  • CHRISTUS COUSHATTA HEALTH CARE CENTER (about 26 miles; COUSHATTA, LA)
  • COMMUNITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL COUS (about 26 miles; COUSHATTA, LA)
  • WINN PARISH MEDICAL CENTER (about 34 miles; WINNFIELD, LA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Natchitoches:
  • ALEXANDRIA INTL (about 50 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA; ID: AEX)
  • POLK AAF (about 50 miles; FORT POLK, LA; ID: POE)
  • BARKSDALE AFB (about 65 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; ID: BAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Natchitoches:
  • NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL (about 2 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; ID: IER)
  • THE RED RIVER (about 22 miles; COUSHATTA, LA; ID: 0R7)
  • HART (about 31 miles; MANY, LA; ID: 3R4)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 9 $15,172 $20,229 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 13 $21,500 $19,846 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 58 $128,345 $26,554 0 $0
Police - Other 20 $31,881 $19,128 9 $3,114
Firefighters 45 $88,495 $23,598 0 $0
Financial Administration 32 $75,802 $28,425 3 $1,554
Streets and Highways 28 $48,443 $20,761 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 18 $38,470 $25,646 1 $508
Fire - Other 1 $1,720 $20,640 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $12,619 $25,238 92 $15,147
Water Supply 11 $26,970 $29,421 0 $0
Electric Power 35 $97,854 $33,549 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 11 $30,350 $33,109 1 $777
Sewerage 12 $33,906 $33,906 0 $0
Airports 1 $3,023 $36,276 6 $1,554
Totals for Government 300 $654,548 $26,181 112 $22,653
Colleges/Universities in Natchitoches:
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (Full-time enrollment: 7,710; Location: COLLEGE AVE; Public; Website: www.nsula.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-NATCHITOCHES CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 166; Location: 6587 HWY 1 BYPASS 3110; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Natchitoches:
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 56 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,059)
  • GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; GRAMBLING, LA; FT enrollment: 4,299)
  • LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; RUSTON, LA; FT enrollment: 9,013)
  • BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; FT enrollment: 2,743)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE (about 89 miles; MONROE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,116)
  • SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 104 miles; MAGNOLIA, AR; FT enrollment: 2,646)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 104 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
Public high school in Natchitoches:
  • LOUISIANA SCHOOL FOR MATH, SCIENCE & THE ARTS (Students: 370; Location: 715 COLLEGE AVENUE; Grades: 11 - 12)
Private high schools in Natchitoches:
  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 1101 E 5TH ST P O BOX 2070; Grades: PK - 12)
  • OASIS OF LOVE CHRISTIAN ACADEM (Students: 155; Location: 7681 HWY 1 BY PASS; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Natchitoches:
  • NATCHITOCHES CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,307; Location: 200 HIGHWAY 3110, SOUTH BYPASS; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NORTH NATCHITOCHES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 1500 GOLD STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • M.R. WEAVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 520 SAINT MAURICE LANE; Grades: PK - 03)
  • GEORGE L. PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 800 KOONCE STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • NATCHITOCHES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 1621 WELCH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • N.S.U. ELEMENTARY LAB SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: #1 CALDWELL DRIVE - NSU CAMPUS; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST NATCHITOCHES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 1001 EAST FIFTH STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • N.S.U. MIDDLE LAB SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: TECHNICAL BLDG, NSU, POD A; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NATCHITOCHES EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 135; Location: 3707 HIGHWAY 6 WEST; Grades: PK - 12)
Library in Natchitoches:
  • NATCHITOCHES (Operating income: $949,243; Location: 450 SECOND STREET; 67,488 books; 891 video materials; 173 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Natchitoches: Northwestern Hills Golf Course (A), Old Market (B), Upper Landing (C), Westside Fire Station (D), Natchitoches Parish Library (E), Prather Coliseum (F), Central Fire Station (G), Natchitoches Parish Courthouse (H), George Williamson Museum (I), Eastside Fire Station (J), Natchitoches City Hall (K), Eugene P Watson Memorial Library (L), Creative and Performing Arts Center (M), North Street Community Center (N).

Shopping Centers: Cane River Shopping Center (1), Dixie Plaza Shopping Center (2), Self Help Shopping Center (3), Broadmoor Shopping Center (4), University Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Natchitoches include: Holy Cross Catholic Church (A), Rockford Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First Methodist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Dickerson House of Prayer (F), Church of the Immaculate Conception (G), Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (H).

Cemeteries: American Cemetery (1), Catholic Cemetery (2), Fern Park Cemetery (3).

Lakes and reservoirs: Chaplin Lake (A), Breda Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boulet De Canon, Bayou (A), Breedlove Branch (B), Bayou Amulet (C), Youngs Bayou (D), Gumroot Branch (E), Rio Hondo (F), Big Henry Branch (G), Slate Branch (H).

Parks in Natchitoches include: Highland Park (1), Lee Street Park (2), Manning Memorial Park (3), Natchitoches City Park (4), Natchitoches Historic District (5), Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery (6), Normal Hill Historic District (7), Turpin Stadium (8), Sibley Lake Public Boat Ramp (9).

Post office: (A).  


Natchitoches compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
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)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
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.)
  • K211DY (90.1 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • K280CK (103.9 FM; NATCHITOCHES CAMPTI, LA; Owner: DRY PRONG EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • KAVK (89.3 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
TV broadcast stations around Natchitoches:
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., 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)

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