Natchitoches Parish, LA

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Population

39,051

0.527% decline

Median Age

33.6


Median Household Income

$29,001

5.52% decline

Poverty Rate

31.9%


Number of Employees

12,941

5.42% decline

Median Property Value

$114,100

8.25% growth

About

In 2017, Natchitoches Parish, LA had a population of 39.1k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $29,001. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Natchitoches Parish, LA declined from 39,258 to 39,051, a -0.527% decrease and its median household income declined from $30,697 to $29,001, a -5.52% decrease.

The population of Natchitoches Parish, LA is 52.7% White Alone, 40.9% Black or African American Alone, and 2.16% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Natchitoches Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Natchitoches Parish, LA are Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,949 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Natchitoches Parish, LA is $114,100, and the homeownership rate is 50%. Most people in Natchitoches Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Natchitoches Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Natchitoches Parish, LA employs 12.9k people. The largest industries in Natchitoches Parish, LA are Manufacturing (2,428 people), Educational Services (1,823 people), and Retail Trade (1,681 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,086), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,176), and Wholesale Trade ($51,321).

Median household income in Natchitoches Parish, LA is $29,001. Males in Natchitoches Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Natchitoches Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,001

2017 value

± $1,903

-5.52%

1 Year Growth

± 9.51%

Households in Natchitoches Parish, LA have a median annual income of $29,001, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,697 in 2016, which represents a -5.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Natchitoches Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 9

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Natchitoches Parish, LA was Census Tract 5 with a value of $42,222, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $42,056 and $41,382.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

31.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Natchitoches Parish, LA (12.2k out of 38.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    7,119 ± 525

  2. White

    4,505 ± 416

  3. Other

    292 ± 153

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Natchitoches Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Other.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.9k

2017 Value

± 770

-5.42%

1 Year decline

± 8.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Natchitoches Parish, LA declined at a rate of -5.42%, from 13.7k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Natchitoches Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,711 people), Production Occupations (1,650 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,320 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Natchitoches Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Natchitoches Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,711 people), Production Occupations (1,650 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,320 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Natchitoches Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.2 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.09 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Natchitoches Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,938), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,368), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,451).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.9k

2017 Value

± 770

-5.42%

1 Year decline

± 8.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Natchitoches Parish, LA declined at a rate of -5.42%, from 13.7k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Natchitoches Parish, LA, are Manufacturing (2,428 people), Educational Services (1,823 people), and Retail Trade (1,681 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Natchitoches Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Natchitoches Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Natchitoches Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,428 people), Educational Services (1,823 people), and Retail Trade (1,681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Natchitoches Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.38 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.87 times), and Manufacturing (1.85 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Natchitoches Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,086), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,176), and Wholesale Trade ($51,321).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.3% of the population of Natchitoches Parish, LA has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Natchitoches Parish, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Natchitoches Parish, LA see 1632 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.17% decrease from the previous year (1703 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3560 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 284 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,632 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Natchitoches Parish, LA see an average of 1,632 patients per year. This represents a 4.17% decrease from the previous year (1,703 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Natchitoches Parish, LA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.7%

Uninsured

32.5%

Employer Coverage

26.6%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Natchitoches Parish, LA declined by 14.4% from 16% to 13.7%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Natchitoches Parish, LA is home to a population of 39.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.68% of Natchitoches Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (655 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Natchitoches Parish, LA is composed of 20.6k White Alone residents (52.7%), 16k Black or African American Alone residents (40.9%), 844 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.16%), 562 Two or More Races residents (1.44%), 428 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.1%), 412 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.06%), 266 Asian Alone residents (0.681%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Natchitoches Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Natchitoches Parish, LA was 33.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Natchitoches Parish, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Natchitoches Parish, LA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

655 people

1.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

612 people

As of 2017, 1.68% of Natchitoches Parish, LA residents (655 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Natchitoches Parish, LA was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Natchitoches Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Natchitoches Parish, LA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.6k ± 131

  2. Black or African American Alone

    16k ± 226

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    844 ± 148

In 2017, there were 1.29 times more White Alone residents (20.6k people) in Natchitoches Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16k Black or African American Alone and 844 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Natchitoches Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Natchitoches Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Natchitoches Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Natchitoches Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    822 ± 121

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    270 ± 99

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    169 ± 98

Natchitoches Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Natchitoches Parish, LA awarded 1,949 degrees. The student population of Natchitoches Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 2,950 male students and 6,869 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Natchitoches Parish, LA are White (1,190 and 61.8%), followed by Black or African American (509 and 26.4%), Hispanic or Latino (67 and 3.48%), and Two or More Races (62 and 3.22%).

The largest universities in Natchitoches Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,949 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Natchitoches Parish, LA are General Studies (417 and 21.4%), Registered Nursing (382 and 19.6%), and General Psychology (111 and 5.7%).

The median tuition costs in Natchitoches Parish, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,180 and $15,968 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 104 degrees awarded

  2. 235 degrees awarded

  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Natchitoches Parish, LA was General Studies with 104 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Natchitoches Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,949 degrees awarded

$5,180

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Natchitoches Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern State University of Louisiana with 1,949 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

542

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,407

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 542 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Natchitoches Parish, LA, which is 0.385 times less than the 1,407 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Natchitoches Parish, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,190 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    509 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Natchitoches Parish, LA were to White students. These 1,190 degrees mean that there were 2.34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 509 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Natchitoches Parish, LA was $114,100 in 2017, which is 0.524 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,400 to $114,100, a 8.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Natchitoches Parish, LA is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Natchitoches Parish, LA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Natchitoches Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$29,001

Median Household Income

± $1,903

14.5k

Number of Households

± 743

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.5k households in Natchitoches Parish, LA declined from $29,001 from the previous year's value of $30,697.

The following chart displays the households in Natchitoches Parish, 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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Housing

Property Value

$114,100

2017 Median

± $8,740

$105,400

2016 Median

± $8,159

In 2017, the median property value in Natchitoches Parish, LA grew to to $114,100 from the previous year's value of $105,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Natchitoches Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Natchitoches Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Natchitoches Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Natchitoches Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

50%

2017 Homeownership

55.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50% of the housing units in Natchitoches Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Natchitoches Parish, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Natchitoches Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Natchitoches Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Natchitoches Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.56% of the workforce in Natchitoches Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Walked

    1.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Natchitoches Parish, LA was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Walked (1.96%).

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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