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Overview

Introduction to Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches county, is 64 miles SE of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center) and 193 miles NE of Houston, Texas. The city is home to some 17,865 residents.

Natchitoches History

The city of Natchitoches is the parish seat in Natchitoches Parish. The city was named after an Indian tribe called Natchitoches, who were the original inhabitants. It was founded in the year 1714 by a French Canadian called Louis Antoine Juchereau de St. Denis. The city is the oldest permanent settlement in the borders of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches, originally served as a French outpost on the Red River.

Natchitoches and nearby Attractions

  • Old Courthouse Museum
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Heritage Area
  • Los Adaes State Historic Site
  • Kate Chopin House
  • Caney Creek Lake State Park
  • Lake Bistineau State Park

Things To Do In Natchitoches

Tourists can visit the Old Court Museum while staying in the city. The Lake Bistineau State Park is another tourist attraction that offers facilities for camping, fishing, and boating. Tourists can also take a look around the Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Heritage Area, which are of great historic significance.

Natchitoches Transportation

Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Natchitoches Higher Education

Higher education is available at Nicholls State University, Louisiana Technical College, and Panola College.

People

Total Population 18,460
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,334
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 28.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.7%
Median Earnings25+ $25,200
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,881
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,841

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,204
% Above Poverty Level 64.9%
% Below Poverty Level 35.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $612
Median House Value $140,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 7%

Natchitoches Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles SE of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 193 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Natchitoches
Standard Zip Codes 71457
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71458
Company Zip Codes 71497
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.76
Longitude -93.086

Natchitoches Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NATCHITOCHES
Distance 0.9 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 WINNFIELD 2 W
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches
Station ASHLAND
Distance 28.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cypress (71457)

Hagewood (71457)

Irma (71457)

Natch (71457, 71458)

Northwestern (71457)

Nsu (71457)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Campti 853 $16,176
Clarence 381 $41,250
Natchez 358 $32,500
Powhatan 104 $22,500
Provencal 602 $38,333
Robeline 106 $51,250

Natchitoches Public Libraries

Library
Natchitoches Parish Library
450 SECOND STREET
Natchitoches, Louisiana
(318) 357-3280

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Natchitoches Hospitals

NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
501 KEYSER AVE
(318) 352-1200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Natchitoches High Schools

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NATCHITOCHES CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
200 HIGHWAY 3110 SOUTH BYPASS
318-352-2211
Serves 1,307 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

LOUISIANA SCHOOL FOR MATH SCIENCE & THE ARTS
715 COLLEGE AVENUE
318-357-3174
A Non-traditional School
A Magnet School.
Serves 370 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

NATCHITOCHES EDUCATION CENTER
3707 HIGHWAY 6 WEST
318-357-1252
A Non-traditional School
Serves 135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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