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Welcome to Natchitoches ...

The city of Natchitoches is located in Natchitoches Parish and is the Parish Seat for Natchitoches Parish.

The location of Natchitoches has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Natchitoches has a population of 17,831 people<2> (see below for details).

Natchitoches was established in 1714.

The community of Natchitoches is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Natchitoches: (318)

The ZIP codes for Natchitoches: 71457-71458, 71497<4>

Websites for Natchitoches ...

Official Website:   www.ci.natchitoches.la.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.natchitocheschamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Natchitoches had an population of 17,831 people. This is a decrease of 2.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Natchitoches had a population of 18,323 people (or 46.31% of the total population of Natchitoches Parish). This makes Natchitoches the parish's most populous community.

The population of Natchitoches represents 0.4% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,323 people, the population of Natchitoches increased 2.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,865 people).

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

Communities near Natchitoches ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Natchitoches.

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    • Campti [Natchitoches Parish]

      • Campti [Natchitoches Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Natchitoches
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    • Montgomery [Grant Parish]

      • Montgomery [Grant Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Natchitoches
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    • Provencal [Natchitoches Parish]

      • Provencal [Natchitoches Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Natchitoches
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    • Clarence [Natchitoches Parish]

      • Clarence [Natchitoches Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Natchitoches
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    • Robeline [Natchitoches Parish]

      • Robeline [Natchitoches Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Natchitoches
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    • Powhatan [Natchitoches Parish]

      • Powhatan [Natchitoches Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Natchitoches
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    • Natchez [Natchitoches Parish]

      • Natchez [Natchitoches Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Natchitoches
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    • Flora [Natchitoches Parish]

      • Flora [Natchitoches Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Natchitoches
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    • Saint Maurice [Winn Parish]

      • Saint Maurice [Winn Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Natchitoches
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    • Melrose [Natchitoches Parish]

      • Melrose [Natchitoches Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Natchitoches
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Natchitoches. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Natchitoches.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Natchitoches. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Natchitoches.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Natchitoches. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Natchitoches.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Natchitoches ...

Looking for more information about Natchitoches? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Natchitoches, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Natchitoches.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Natchitoches: www.ci.natchitoches.la.us/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Natchitoches.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Natchitoches - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Natchitoches). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Natchitoches or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Natchitoches includes: 71457 & 71458.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Natchitoches) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Natchitoches. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Natchitoches

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Natchitoches. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7315, Longitude: -93.0979       In this case, the coordinates for Natchitoches have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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