Natchez, Louisiana

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Natchez, Louisiana

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High Points

Natchez strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Natchez Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 7% Natchez Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Natchez, Louisiana

Comparing Natchez to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 8 2
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5
Senior Citizens 2 1
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 5
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 4
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Natchez Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles SE of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 191 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Natchitoches
Standard Zip Codes 71456
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.675
Longitude -93.044

Natchez Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches
Station BOYCE 3 WNW
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 57 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
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Natchez Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 583 100%
Male 282 48.4%
Female 301 51.6%
Under 18 186 31.9%
18+ 397 68.1%
65+ 51 8.7%
Median Age 31.1
Average Family Size 3.42
White 28 4.8%
African-American 536 91.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.2%
Other 6 1%
Mixed Race 6 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.2%

Estimated Natchez Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 576
Growth -7
Growth % -1.2%

Natchez Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 96.2%
US/American 2.7%
German 0.6%
Jamaican 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Natchez, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cane River (71456)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Natchez 583 $19,643
Campti 1,057 $15,781
Clarence 516 $25,694
Montgomery 787 $23,558
Natchitoches 17,865 $30,396
Provencal 708 $32,625
Robeline 183 $24,583
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