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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Housing
    D+
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    D+
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    B+
Natchitoches Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 38,963. In Natchitoches Parish, most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Natchitoches Parish and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$696
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Natchitoches Parish Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,072
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    109.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,361.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,966.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    136.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Natchitoches Parish

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,795
National
$55,322

Natchitoches Parish Reviews

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It’s nice here. Small town everybody knows everybody. It’s an old town so there’s a lot of history. There’s good places to eat too!
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I feel our parish is the perfect place for retirement and to raise a family. It has all the amenities needed for the older population or a young couple starting out. I know my plans for my post graduate occupation will probably lead me home. But again, Home is Home.
I was born and raised in Natchitoches. We are home to the City of Lights, known for our Christmas Festival, and our wonderful fireworks show on the first weekend in December. I love my little town and I can't wait to see it grow and flourish in the years to come. We have some of the top test scores in the state, when it comes to public schooling.