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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    D
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Natchitoches is a town in Louisiana with a population of 18,080. Natchitoches is in Natchitoches Parish. Living in Natchitoches offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Natchitoches there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Natchitoches and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$670
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Natchitoches Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    739.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    22.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    77.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,712.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,365.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    266.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    26%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Natchitoches

Jobs
D
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$21,854
National
$55,322
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Natchitoches Reviews

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I absolutely love Natchitoches. Everyone in this town is very friendly and helpful. If you’re looking for a “home” away from home Natchitoches is the place to visit! The town is full of history and if you love to shop the front street is the place to see. My favorite thing about Natchitoches is their festival of Christmas lights. The town is decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights along the river and is visit by people all around the world.
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Natchitoches is a small, southern town with the most unique environment I have ever experienced. The university creates a diverse culture, with students throughout the world and country. Although the town is small, there are many opportunities for college students to relax; paddle boarding/kayaking, a great nightlife, biking trails, and a fantastic music scene.
I like how the community comes together and celebrates things such as the Christmas season when we all come together at the Christmas festival. Though, I do not appreciate that there aren't many opportunities here career-wise unless you're going into the medical field.