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Time Zone: Natchitoches Parish lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Natchitoches is the Seat for Natchitoches Parish.

Natchitoches Parish is one of the original parishes of Louisiana and was founded in 1807.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Natchitoches had a population of 39,255 people. This is an increase of 0.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 39,080 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Natchitoches represented 0.87% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 30th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201039,566+1.24%+0.79% since 2009
200939,255+0.45%+0.52% since 2008
200039,080The Last Census

More information can be found on the Natchitoches Parish Census Page for Natchitoches Parish.


Below are some of the communities located in Natchitoches Parish (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Natchitoches Parish):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Natchitoches   17,63717,8651.28% decrease  
Campti   1,0831,0572.46% increase  
Provencal   7327083.39% increase  
Natchez   5975832.4% increase  
Clarence   5005163.1% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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