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Overview

Introduction to Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams county, is located 77 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana and 136 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city has a population of 18,464.

Natchez History

The Natchez Native Americans inhabited this region starting in the 8th century. In fact, their main ceremonial village was located where the present day city of Natchez stands. The French established a trading port in this area in 1714. In 1716, they built Fort Rosalie in order to protect the post. There were frequent skirmishes between the Native Indians and the French, and ultimately, in the Natchez War of 1729, the entire French colony in the region was wiped out. However, the French counterattacked, and in 1731, the Natchez Indians were forced to surrender. In 1840, the city was struck by a devastating tornado that killed more than 300 people. Prior to the American Civil War, Natchez was the wealthiest city in the United States.

Natchez and nearby Attractions

  • Natchez Museum of African-American History and Culture
  • Frogmore Plantation
  • Natchez National Historical Park
  • Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
  • Auburn Museum & Historic Home

Things To Do In Natchez

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians includes a reconstructed Natchez Indian house, a museum, and three ceremonial mounds. At the Natchez National Historical Park, visitors can take a look around the 18th-century Fort Rosalie, John T. McMurran's estate and the William Johnson House. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Beau Pre Golf Club. The Auburn Museum & Historic Home, which was built in 1812, is known for its architectural design. The St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge offers facilities for fishing and hunting. The Vidalia Flea Market and the Spring Market on the RiverWalk are also popular local destinations. In addition, the residents of the city organize the Angels On The Bluff festival and the Natchez Festival of Music every year.

Natchez Transportation

Baton Rouge Metropolitan is the closest major airport.

Natchez Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College-Shelby Jackson Campus, Alcorn State University and Louisiana Technical College-Avoyelles Campus are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 15,563
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,572
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $28,756
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,533
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,879

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,770
% Above Poverty Level 66.2%
% Below Poverty Level 33.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $594
Median House Value $95,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 5%

Natchez Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 39120
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39121, 39122
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.56
Longitude -91.403

Natchez 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 NATCHEZ
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 62 inches
Station ST JOSEPH 3 N
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station LIBERTY 5 W
Distance 40.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Church Hill (39120)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fayette 1,799 $25,887
Roxie 568 $31,250

Natchez Public Libraries

Library
Homochitto Valley Library Service
220 S. COMMERCE STREET
Natchez, Mississippi
(601) 445-8862

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Natchez Hospitals

NATCHEZ REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
52 SEARGENT PRENTISS DRIVE
(601) 443-2100
Emergency Service: Yes

NATCHEZ COMMUNITY HOSPITAL/SWING BED
(Proprietary)
129 JEFFERSON DAVIS BLVD BOX 1203
(601) 445-6205
Emergency Service: Yes

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Natchez High Schools

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NATCHEZ HIGH SCHOOL
319 SEARGENT PRENTISS DRIVE
601-445-2863
Serves 1,251 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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315 SEARGENT PRENTISS DRIVE
601-445-2902
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601-445-2941
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Historic Natchez

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Gloucester (home of Winthrop Sargent, first governor of Mississippi) ca. 1904

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Gloucester (home of Winthrop Sargent, first governor of Mississippi) ca. 1904

Natchez (under the hill, and the Mississippi) 1890 October

Under the hill and the Mississippi) between 1910 and 1920

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