Natchez, MS-LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
48,102
1.66% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
39.7
1.53% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
29.8%
0.312% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$37,726
9.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$98,200
7.91% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Natchez, MS-LA had a population of 48.1k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $37,726. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Natchez, MS-LA declined from 48,916 to 48,102, a −1.66% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,483 to $37,726, a 9.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Natchez, MS-LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), Other (Hispanic) (2.47%), White (Hispanic) (1.51%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%).

None of the households in Natchez, MS-LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Natchez, MS-LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Natchez, MS-LA was $98,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.7%.

Most people in Natchez, MS-LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Natchez, MS-LA was 2 cars per household.

Natchez, MS-LA borders Baton Rouge, LA.

Population & Diversity

Natchez, MS-LA is home to a population of 48.1k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.04% of Natchez, MS-LA residents were born outside of the country (1.94k people).

In 2022, there were 1.07 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (23k people) in Natchez, MS-LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.19k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Natchez, MS-LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Natchez, MS-LA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Natchez, MS-LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23k ± 409
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.5k ± 70
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.19k ± 449
5%
Hispanic Population
2.41k people

In 2022, there were 1.07 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (23k people) in Natchez, MS-LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.19k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5% of the people in Natchez, MS-LA are hispanic (2.41k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Natchez, MS-LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.94k people
4.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.4k people

As of 2022, 4.04% of Natchez, MS-LA residents (1.94k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Natchez, MS-LA was 4.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    954 ± 185
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    331 ± 111
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    294 ± 154

Natchez, MS-LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Natchez, MS-LA employs 15.7k people. The largest industries in Natchez, MS-LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,575 people), Retail Trade (1,734 people), and Educational Services (1,582 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,047), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,141), and Utilities ($58,108).

Occupations

15.7k
2022 Value
± 1,120
1.51%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Natchez, MS-LA grew at a rate of 1.51%, from 15.5k employees to 15.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Natchez, MS-LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,802 people), Management Occupations (1,475 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,433 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Natchez, MS-LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.7k
2022 Value
± 1,120
1.51%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Natchez, MS-LA grew at a rate of 1.51%, from 15.5k employees to 15.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Natchez, MS-LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,575 people), Retail Trade (1,734 people), and Educational Services (1,582 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Natchez, MS-LA, though some of these residents may live in Natchez, MS-LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,838
Median earning men ± $3,275
$29,138
Median earning women ± $1,531

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,875), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,927), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,449).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,808), Construction ($41,460), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,000).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 456
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 371
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 282
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi and Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.857%).

Bill Cassidy, John Kennedy, Roger Wicker, and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana and Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana and Mississippi is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana and Mississippi

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Bill Cassidy, John Kennedy, Roger Wicker, and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Louisiana and Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana and Mississippi

Louisiana and Mississippi is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana and Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.89M), Some college (1.35M), and Secondary Education (1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Natchez, MS-LA was $98,200 in 2022, which is 0.348 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $91,000 to $98,200, a 7.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Natchez, MS-LA is 67.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Natchez, MS-LA have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Natchez, MS-LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Natchez, MS-LA is $37,726. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Natchez, MS-LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and DeSoto County, MS, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,666.

Property

$98,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,934
$12,137
Median Property Taxes
±$785

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Natchez, MS-LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Natchez, MS-LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.7%
Homeownership
2022
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.7% of the housing units in Natchez, MS-LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Natchez, MS-LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and DeSoto County, MS, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,666.

The following map shows all of the counties in Natchez, MS-LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$37,726
Median Household Income
± $3,588
17.9k
Number of Households
± 994

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.9k households in Natchez, MS-LA grew to $37,726 from the previous year's value of $34,483.

The following chart displays the households in Natchez, MS-LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Natchez, MS-LA is from Louisiana and Mississippi.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 and income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana and Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (89%)
  2. Carpooled (5.63%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.16%)

In 2022, 89% of workers in Natchez, MS-LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.63%) and those who worked at home (2.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Natchez, MS-LA have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.59% of the workforce in Natchez, MS-LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Natchez, MS-LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Natchez, MS-LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Natchez, MS-LA (13.3k out of 44.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Natchez, MS-LA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Natchez, MS-LA has health coverage, with 28.4% on employee plans, 32.5% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.27% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1434 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 305 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Mississippi see 1860 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1890 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2031 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 543 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,434 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana
1,860 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,434 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1,890 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana and Mississippi in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.1% were men and 55.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
28.4%
Employer Coverage
32.5%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Natchez, MS-LA declined by 7.11% from 12.5% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Natchez, MS-LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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