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Natchitoches, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Natchitoches had a population of 18,765 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Natchitoches population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Natchitoches: Nachitoches.

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Natchitoches, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,765
Daytime Population: Workers 11,884
Daytime Population: Residents 11,334
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,218
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 16,592
Population in Familes 12,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,173
Population Density2 827
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $24,845
Average Household Income $44,004
Per Capita Income $18,185


Total Housing Units 8,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,905 (35.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,291 (52.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 967 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $155,015
Average Home Value $177,083


Total Households 7,196
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 3,908
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.23%
Households 0.24% 0.22%
Families 0.11% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

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, 2017 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 # 183 62nd
Diversity Index # 133 72nd
Median Household Income # 448 6th
Per Capita Income # 384 19th

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