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Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Natchitoches Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Seat Natchitoches
Largest city Natchitoches
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,299 sq mi (3,365 km²)
1,255 sq mi (3,252 km²)
44 sq mi (114 km²), 3.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

39,080
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1805
Named for Natchitoches Native Americans
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.historicnatchitoches.com
The Natchitoches Parish Courthouse was completed in 1939, during the tenure of Police Jury president Sylvan Friedman, later a member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature.
The Natchitoches Parish Library is across the street from the First Baptist Church.


Natchitoches Parish (French: Paroisse des Natchitoches) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Natchitoches. As of 2000, the population was 39,080. This is the heart of the Cane River Louisiana Creole community. The Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Natchitoches Parish.

Including extensive outbuildings at Magnolia and Oakland plantations, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park interprets the history and culture of the Louisiana Creoles. It was designated one of the original sites on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

Contents

History

Natchitoches Parish was created by the act of April 10, 1805 that divided the Territory of Orleans into 12 parishes, including Orleans, Iberville, Rapides and Natchitoches.

Geography

The parish is one of the largest in the state in terms of land area. It has a total area of 1,299 square miles (3,365 km²), of which, 1,255 square miles (3,252 km²) of it is land and 44 square miles (114 km²) of it (3.37%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent parishes

National protected areas

Demographics

Census Pop.  %±
1900 33,216
1910 36,455 9.8%
1920 38,602 5.9%
1930 38,477 −0.3%
1940 40,997 6.5%
1950 38,144 −7.0%
1960 35,653 −6.5%
1970 35,219 −1.2%
1980 39,863 13.2%
1990 36,689 −8.0%
2000 39,080 6.5%
Est. 2006 38,719 [1] −0.9%
Natchitoches Parish Census Data[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 39,080 people, 14,263 households, and 9,499 families residing in the parish. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 16,890 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 57.85% White, 38.43% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 1.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,263 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.30% were married couples living together, 17.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the parish the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 17.90% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.80 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $25,722, and the median income for a family was $32,816. Males had a median income of $29,388 versus $19,234 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,743. About 20.90% of families and 26.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.70% of those under age 18 and 19.00% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives and residents

  • Caroline Dormon (1888-1971), naturalist, botanist, and preservationist (1888-1971) was born and lived on her family estate of Briarwood in Natchitoches Parish.

Communities

Map of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Cities and towns

Creston Baptist Church is located at the intersections of the highways leading to Ashland, Goldonna, and Readhimer.

Unincorporated areas

Education

Natchitoches Parish School Board operates local public schools.

See also

References

Coordinates: 31°44′N 93°06′W / 31.73°N 93.10°W / 31.73; -93.10


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Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Natchitoches Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1805
Seat Natchitoches
Largest City Natchitoches
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

39080
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.historicnatchitoches.com
Named for: Natchitoches Native Americans

Natchitoches Parish (French: Paroisse des Natchitoches) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Natchitoches. As of 2000, the population was 39,080.

The Louisiana naturalist, botanist, and preservationist Caroline Dormon (1888-1971) was born and lived on her family estate of Briarwood in Natchitoches Parish.

Contents

History

Natchitoches Parish was created by the act of April 10, 1805 that divided the Orleans Territory into 12 parishes, including Orleans, Iberville, Rapides and Natchitoches.

Geography

The parish is one of the largest, in terms of land area, in the state. It has a total area of 3,365 km² (1,299 sq mi). 3,252 km² (1,255 sq mi) of it is land and 114 km² (44 sq mi) of it (3.37%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 39,080 people, 14,263 households, and 9,499 families residing in the parish. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 16,890 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 57.85% White, 38.43% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 1.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,263 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.30% were married couples living together, 17.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the parish the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 17.90% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.80 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $25,722, and the median income for a family was $32,816. Males had a median income of $29,388 versus $19,234 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,743. About 20.90% of families and 26.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.70% of those under age 18 and 19.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Coordinates: 31°44′N 93°06′W / 31.73, -93.10


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