Demographics and Information

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Population
City of Natchitoches 18,275
Natchitoches Parish 39,166

Total Estimate
Civilian employed population 16 years and over – 16,068
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining – 956
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting – 421
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction – 535
Construction – 1,062
Manufacturing – 1,692
Wholesale trade – 260
Retail trade – 2,139
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities – 833
Transportation and warehousing – 574
Utilities – 259
Information – 186
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing – 595
Finance and insurance – 338
Real estate and rental and leasing – 257
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services – 935
Professional, scientific, and technical services – 423
Management of companies and enterprises – 0
Administrative and support and waste management services – 512
Educational services, and health care and social assistance – 4,065
Educational services – 2,200
Health care and social assistance – 1,865
Arts, entertainment, and recreation,and accommodation and food services – 1,395
Arts, entertainment, and recreation – 241
Accommodation and food services – 1,154
Other services, except public administration – 964
Public administration – 986

– Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2012

Transportation Assets

Natchitoches Regional Airport
www.natchitochesla.gov/airport/natchitoches-regional-airport

  • Two runways:
  • Runway 17/35: 5,000 x 150 feet; lighted and paved
  • Runway 7/25: 4,000 x 100 feet; lighted and paved
  • Full service FBO; full-service mechanic shop (24 hours); 100LL and Jet fuel available; courtesy cars available
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Alexandria International Airport (AEX)
www.englandairpark.org/aex

  • Serviced by American Airlines, Delta and United

Highways

  • Interstate 49
  • U.S. Highways 71 and 84
  • Louisiana Highways 1, 6, 9, 117, 118, 119, 120, 153, 156, 479, 480 and 487

Railroad Service

  • Kansas City Southern
  • Union Pacific

Motor Freight Service

  • Major freight lines
  • Terminal facilities available within the parish

Waterways

  • Shallow draft port: Port of Natchitoches on the Red River
  • Closest deep draft port: Baton Rouge (160 miles)