Natchitoches, Louisiana Population 2020

17,219
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Natchitoches is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 17,219, it is the 19th largest city in Louisiana and the 2094th largest city in the United States. Natchitoches is currently declining at a rate of -1.52% annually and its population has decreased by -6.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,323 in 2010. Natchitoches reached it's highest population of 18,518 in 2010. Spanning over 26 miles, Natchitoches has a population density of 758 people per square mile.

The average household income in Natchitoches is $42,680 with a poverty rate of 43.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $673 per month, and the median house value is $164,700. The median age in Natchitoches is 25.6 years, 25.6 years for males, and 25.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.

Natchitoches Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 57.45%
  • White: 38.51%
  • Other race: 2.18%
  • Two or more races: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Natchitoches, Louisiana is 17,219, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,751.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,323.

Natchitoches, Louisiana Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,700-458-1.21%
201938,158-458-1.20%
201838,616-426-1.10%
201739,042180.05%
201639,024200.05%
201539,004-120-0.31%
201439,12460.02%
201339,118-221-0.56%
201239,339-47-0.12%
201139,386-142-0.36%
201039,5280.00%

Natchitoches Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American10,28357.45%
White6,89238.51%
Some Other Race3912.18%
Two or More Races1420.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1220.68%
Asian680.38%
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Natchitoches Population by Race

Natchitoches Population Pyramid 2020

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Natchitoches Median Age

25.6


Total

25.6


Male

25.5


Female

Natchitoches Adults

There are 13,862 adults, (2,151 of whom are seniors) in Natchitoches.

Natchitoches Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Natchitoches Sex Ratio

Female

9,581

53.53%

Male

8,317

46.47%

Natchitoches Population by Age

Natchitoches Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Natchitoches Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.2%33.8%
All30.7%69.3%
Female29.6%70.4%
Non Family16%84%
Male16%84%

30.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Natchitoches Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2222.7430.7
Non Family3,4491.716
Married1,5583.6466.2
Female9784.7729.6
Male2373.4916

3.93

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Natchitoches Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2662.91%
9th to 12th Grade95510.44%
High School Graduate2,99232.71%
Some College1,66318.18%
Associates Degree1,20413.16%
Bachelors Degree1,14012.46%
Graduate Degree92710.13%
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Natchitoches Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Natchitoches Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,2194,217506
White3,6273,4231,485
Hispanic14612433
Other Race1381386
Native American686821
Multiple Races281313
Asian27279

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 46.43%.

Natchitoches Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,698$38,979$25,781
Less Than High School$17,184$20,464$16,836
High School Grad$24,419$25,199$20,813
Some College$27,680$37,756$21,221
Bachelors Degree$43,860$50,272$41,394
Graduate Degree$54,778$70,500$51,053

$30,698

Average Earnings

$38,979

Average Male

$25,781

Average Female

Natchitoches Earnings by Educational Attainment

Natchitoches Language by Age

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Natchitoches Language

96.39% of Natchitoches residents speak only English, while 3.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.86% of the population.

Natchitoches Language

Natchitoches Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,7945,01151.16%
White6,3972,24935.16%
Other39123760.61%
Hispanic53615829.48%

43.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.33%

Male Poverty Rate

45.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Natchitoches

The race most likely to be in poverty in Natchitoches is Other, with 60.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Natchitoches is Hispanic, with 29.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 63.17%.

Natchitoches Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.46%
High School40.32%
Some College30.79%
Bachelors or Greater8.96%

Natchitoches Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.47%
Male Unemployed31.24%
Female Employed13.26%
Male Employed11.67%

Natchitoches Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Natchitoches Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$21,715$42,680
Families$44,804$66,452
Married Families$76,818-
Non Families$15,166$22,874
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Income by Household Type

Natchitoches Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

22.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.2%

Male Marriage Rate

20.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Natchitoches Married by Age and Sex

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Natchitoches Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Natchitoches Marital Status by Race

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Natchitoches Marital Status

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753

Number of Veterans

697

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam253
First Gulf War191
Second Gulf War161
Korea47
World War II31

Natchitoches Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54269
55 to 64163
65 to 74153
75+110
18 to 3458

Natchitoches Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black3854.98%
White3335.87%
Hispanic4811.57%
Other217.42%
Indian1413.59%

Natchitoches Veterans by Race

Natchitoches Veterans by Education

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6.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Natchitoches Veterans by Education

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41.2%

Labor Force Participation

33.7%

Employment Rate

18.3%

Unemployment Rate

Natchitoches Employment by Age

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Natchitoches Employment by Race

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Natchitoches Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.95%

Born in Louisiana

98.19%

Native Born

1.81%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.19% of Natchitoches residents were born in the United States, with 75.95% having been born in Louisiana. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Natchitoches Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,219-266-1.52%
201917,485-266-1.50%
201817,751-249-1.38%
201718,000-82-0.45%
201618,082-59-0.33%
201518,141-107-0.59%
201418,248-31-0.17%
201318,279-133-0.72%
201218,412-24-0.13%
201118,436-82-0.44%
201018,5186530.36%
200017,8651,2560.73%
199016,609-55-0.03%
198016,6646900.42%
197015,9742,0501.38%
196013,9244,0103.46%
19509,9143,1023.82%
19406,8122,2654.12%
19304,5471,1592.99%
19203,3888562.96%
19102,5327323.47%
19001,800-985-2.16%
18802,7850.00%

Natchitoches Population by Year