Natchitoches Parish

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Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 799
Natchitoches, LA 71458
Phone: (318) 352-2714
Fax: (318) 357-2208
nppj.org

In west-central LA, northwest of Alexandria; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Indian tribe, from a Caddoan word translated variously as 'chinquapin eaters,' 'chestnut eaters,' 'pawpaw eaters,' or 'pawpaws.'

Area (sq mi):: 1299.30 (land 1255.45; water 43.85) Population per square mile: 30.70
Population 2005: 38,541 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 6.50% Population 2000: 39,080 (White 57.20%; Black or African American 38.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 30.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,743; median household $25,722; Population below poverty level: 26.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,004-$21,698
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Natchitoches County seat (17,916)

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