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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,402
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+5,987
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married27.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$25,417
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,714
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,980

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,217
% Above Poverty Level59.6%
% Below Poverty Level40.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$598
Median House Value$140,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.5%
French Except Basque9.4%
Irish7.1%
English5.1%
German2.6%
Italian2.3%
Scottish1.4%
Arab1.2%
Canadian0.6%
Iranian0.5%
African0.5%
Polish0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Natchitoches Almanac

CategoryValue
County Natchitoches Parish
Standard Zip Codes71457
P.O. Box Zip Codes71458
Company Zip Codes71497
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.75
Approximate Longitude-93.09

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)

StationNATCHITOCHES
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip54.9 inches
StationWINNFIELD 2 W
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches
StationASHLAND
Distance28.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campti845$20,066
Clarence341$29,500
Natchez472$0
Powhatan192$13,438
Provencal572$31,442
Robeline102$42,500

Natchitoches Public Libraries

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

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Natchitoches Hospitals

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
501 Keyser Ave
(318) 214-4200
Louisiana Extended Care Hospital Of Natchitoches
501 Keyser Avenue
(318) 354-2044

Natchitoches Public Schools

East Natchitoches Elementary & Middle School
1001 East Fifth Street
ZIP: 71457
(318) 352-4516
Middle
Total Enrollment 470
Frankie Ray Jackson Sr. Technical Center
800 Koonce St.
ZIP: 71457
(318) 357-9410
Other
Total Enrollment 83
George L. Parks Elementary & Middle School
800 Koonce Street
ZIP: 71457
(318) 352-2764
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
L.p. Vaughn Elementary & Middle School
1500 Gold Street
ZIP: 71457
(318) 352-2369
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
Louisiana School For Math Science & The Arts
715 University Parkway
ZIP: 71457
(318) 357-3174
High
Total Enrollment 308
M.r. Weaver Elementary School
520 St.maurice Lane
ZIP: 71457
(318) 352-3623
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Natchitoches Central High School
6513 Hwy. 1 South Bypass
ZIP: 71457
(318) 352-2211
High
Total Enrollment 1427
Natchitoches Magnet School
3707 University Parkway
ZIP: 71457
(318) 357-1252
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
N.s.u. Elementary Lab School
#1 Caldwell Nsu Campus-w Easto
ZIP: 71497
(318) 357-6973
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
N.s.u. Middle Lab School
Tec Bldg. N.s.u. Pod A
ZIP: 71497
(318) 357-4509
Middle
Total Enrollment 176

Natchitoches Private Schools

Oasis Of Love Christian Academy
7681 Highway 1 Bypass
ZIP: 71457
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 79
St Mary's School
1101 E 5th St
ZIP: 71457
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 372
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