Natchitoches, Louisiana Population 2020

17,707

Natchitoches is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 17,707, it is the 18th largest city in Louisiana and the 2040th largest city in the United States. Natchitoches is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -3.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,323 in 2010. Natchitoches reached it's highest population of 18,521 in 2010. Spanning over 26 miles, Natchitoches has a population density of 779 people per square mile.

The average household income in Natchitoches is $41,433 with a poverty rate of 46.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $670 per month, and the median house value is $156,000. The median age in Natchitoches is 25.4 years, 25.4 years for males, and 25.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.1 males.

Natchitoches Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 56.50%
  • White: 39.34%
  • Other race: 2.68%
  • Two or more races: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Asian: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Natchitoches, Louisiana is 17,707, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,831.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,323.

Natchitoches, Louisiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,901-379-1.00%
201938,280-379-0.99%
201838,659-379-0.98%
201739,038330.08%
201639,00590.02%
201538,996-121-0.31%
201439,11730.01%
201339,114-221-0.57%
201239,335-45-0.11%
201139,380-147-0.37%
201039,5270.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American10,21656.50%
White7,11339.34%
Some Other Race4842.68%
Two or More Races1380.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.37%
Asian620.34%

Natchitoches Population Pyramid 2020

Natchitoches Median Age

25.4


Total

25.4


Male

25.5


Female

Natchitoches Adults

There are 13,892 adults, (2,148 of whom are seniors) in Natchitoches.

Natchitoches Age Dependency

54

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Natchitoches Sex Ratio

Female

9,819

54.31%

Male

8,261

45.69%

Natchitoches Households and Families

Natchitoches Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Natchitoches Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.2%32.8%
All31.2%68.8%
Female28.1%71.9%
Non Family17.1%82.9%
Male15.4%84.6%

31.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2602.7731.2
Non Family3,4061.7617.1
Married1,5443.6267.2
Female1,0504.6228.1
Male2603.5715.4

3.87

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Natchitoches Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4374.74%
9th to 12th Grade1,06911.60%
High School Graduate2,83930.81%
Some College1,72018.67%
Associates Degree1,16712.67%
Bachelors Degree1,09511.88%
Graduate Degree8879.63%

Natchitoches Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,2464,066488
White3,6083,3051,424
Other Race17116512
Hispanic15014431
Native American454520
Multiple Races40237
Asian353512

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 native american people with a rate of 44.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,728$31,892$25,469
Less Than High School$15,334$9,607$16,235
High School Grad$23,835$24,545$21,445
Some College$24,761$31,250$20,923
Bachelors Degree$43,601$52,292$40,918
Graduate Degree$54,075$73,482$50,714

$27,728

Average Earnings

$31,892

Average Male

$25,469

Average Female

Natchitoches Language

Natchitoches Language by Age

Natchitoches Language

96.32% of Natchitoches residents speak only English, while 3.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Natchitoches Poverty

Natchitoches Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,8535,41054.91%
White6,6142,49537.72%
Other48423147.73%
Hispanic4637816.85%
Multiple1201210.00%

46.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

46.46%

Male Poverty Rate

47.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Natchitoches

The race most likely to be in poverty in Natchitoches is Black, with 54.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Natchitoches is Multiple, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 64.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.20%
High School40.73%
Some College36.53%
Bachelors or Greater7.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed71.49%
Male Unemployed21.60%
Female Employed15.05%
Male Employed14.20%

Natchitoches Income

Natchitoches Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$21,854$41,433
Families$39,474$63,471
Married Families$66,875-
Non Families$14,784$21,934

Natchitoches Marital Status

Natchitoches Marital Status

Marriage Rates

22.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.4%

Male Marriage Rate

20.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Natchitoches Married by Age and Sex

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

Natchitoches Veterans

582

Number of Veterans

543

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam219
First Gulf War146
Second Gulf War62
Korea30
World War II28
Name Veterans % of Total
White3075.33%
Black2473.21%
Other155.42%
Indian1321.31%

$Natchitoches Veterans by Education

6.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Natchitoches Employment Status

41.1%

Labor Force Participation

34%

Employment Rate

17.2%

Unemployment Rate

Natchitoches Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.99%

Born in Louisiana

97.93%

Native Born

2.07%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.93% of Natchitoches residents were born in the United States, with 76.99% having been born in Louisiana. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,707-62-0.35%
201917,769-62-0.35%
201817,831-221-1.22%
201718,052-62-0.34%
201618,114-61-0.34%
201518,175-100-0.55%
201418,275-25-0.14%
201318,300-127-0.69%
201218,427-15-0.08%
201118,442-79-0.43%
201018,5216560.36%
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%