Natchitoches, Louisiana Population 2024

16,998

Natchitoches is a city located in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana. Natchitoches has a 2024 population of 16,998. It is also the county seat of Natchitoches Parish.Natchitoches is currently declining at a rate of -1.28% annually and its population has decreased by -5.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,968 in 2020.

The average household income in Natchitoches is $59,122 with a poverty rate of 38.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Natchitoches is 26.6 years, 25.7 years for males, and 27.7 years for females.

Natchitoches Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Natchitoches was:

  • Black or African American: 56.85%
  • White: 36.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.44%
  • Asian: 1.04%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
22.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
747.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.4% (-970)
The current population of Natchitoches, Louisiana is 16,998 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,968.

Natchitoches, Louisiana Population 2024

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Natchitoches Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American10,18156.85%
White6,53236.48%
Two or more races7964.44%
Asian1861.04%
Other race1650.92%
Native American480.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Natchitoches Population by Race

Natchitoches Population Pyramid 2024

Natchitoches Median Age

26.6

Total

25.7

Male

27.7

Female

Natchitoches Adults

There are 13,988 adults, (2,248 of whom are seniors) in Natchitoches.

Natchitoches Age Dependency

52.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Natchitoches Sex Ratio

Female9,44652.75%
Male8,46247.25%

Natchitoches Population by Age

Natchitoches Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,9982.6542.757.3
Non Family3,1341.5528.671.4
Married1,4963.5974.925.1
Female1,2084.2238.261.8
Male1603.7953.846.3
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3.74

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

42.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Natchitoches Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Natchitoches Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Natchitoches Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.67%.

Natchitoches Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,639

Average Earnings

$35,636

Average Male

$38,640

Average Female

Natchitoches Earnings by Educational Attainment

Natchitoches Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Natchitoches Language

96.78% of Natchitoches residents speak only English, while 3.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Natchitoches Language

Natchitoches Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,2374,31846.75%
White5,6941,43325.17%
Multiple63324638.86%
Hispanic4179723.26%
Other1314635.11%
Asian15985.03%
Native4824.17%
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38.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.81%

Male Poverty Rate

40.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Natchitoches

The race most likely to be in poverty in Natchitoches is Black, with 46.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Natchitoches is Native, with 4.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 56.84%.

Natchitoches Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School39.54%
Less Than 9th Grade37.8%
Some College18.74%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%
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Natchitoches Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.35%
Female Employed26.4%
Male Unemployed26.03%
Male Employed12.97%
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Natchitoches Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Natchitoches Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Natchitoches Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.6%

Male Marriage Rate

23.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Natchitoches Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Natchitoches Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Natchitoches Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Natchitoches Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

706

Number of Veterans

581

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

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Natchitoches Veterans by War

count

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Natchitoches Veterans by Age

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Natchitoches Veterans by Race

Natchitoches Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Natchitoches Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Natchitoches Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Natchitoches Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Natchitoches Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.19%

Born in Natchitoches

98.43%

Native Born

1.57%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.43% of Natchitoches residents were born in the United States, with 75.19% having been born in Louisiana. 0.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Natchitoches Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,893-221-1.37%
202816,114-221-1.35%
202716,335-221-1.33%
202616,556-221-1.32%
202516,777-221-1.3%
202416,998-221-1.28%
202317,219-221-1.27%
202217,440-221-1.25%
202117,661-307-1.71%
202017,9684802.74%
201917,488-259-1.46%
201817,747-250-1.39%
201717,997-76-0.42%
201618,073-71-0.39%
201518,144-105-0.58%
201418,249-27-0.15%
201318,276-133-0.72%
201218,409-22-0.12%
201118,431-84-0.45%
201018,5156503.64%
200017,8651,2567.56%
199016,609-55-0.33%
198016,6646904.32%
197015,9742,05014.72%
196013,9244,01040.45%
19509,9143,10245.54%
19406,8122,26549.81%
19304,5471,15934.21%
19203,38885633.81%
19102,53273240.67%
19001,800-985-35.37%
18802,785
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Natchitoches Population by Year