Natchitoches, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Natchitoches, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Natchitoches had a population of 18,718 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Natchitoches is located at latitude 31.7348 and longitude -93.1009 in Natchitoches Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Natchitoches (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.7 sq. miles and a water area of 3.69 sq. miles. Natchitoches Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Natchitoches (GNIS ID: 2404352) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Natchitoches is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Natchitoches Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Natchitoches: Nachitoches.

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Natchitoches, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,718
Population in Households 16,545
Population in Familes 12,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,173
Population Density2 825
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $25,296
Average Household Income $46,073
Per Capita Income $18,905


Total Housing Units 8,106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,793 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,357 (53.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 956 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $154,181
Average Home Value $180,603


Total Households 7,150
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 3,867
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.21% 0.24%
Households 0.14% 0.2%
Families -0.03% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   0.89%

Natchitoches, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Natchitoches to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 95th
Population Density # 184 61st
Diversity Index # 127 73rd
Median Household Income # 446 6th
Per Capita Income # 357 25th

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