Natchez, MS: What you need to know

Few places are as inherently connected to a geographical feature as is Natchez to the mighty Mississippi River. There's plenty to do in Natchez, which celebrates its tricentennial in 2016 and is the oldest permanent European settlement along the river. Natchez has won many awards and designations, including being named a Preserve America Community, a Main Street Community and listed among Conde Nast Traveler's "Friendliest Cities." Countless examples of Pre-Civil War architecture, breathtaking bluff views, a blossoming economy and warm, Southern hospitality continue to lure newcomers.

Natchez, MS City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 15,474
Median Age 39
Median Household Income $28,549
Median Home Price $97,100

Natchez , MS Real Estate

Natchez attracts retirees and young professionals

Natchez , MS Health and Health Care

Two hospitals consolidate into Merit Health Natchez

Hospitals, senior care and hospices among many services

Natchez , MS Business and Economy

City becomes smallest in U.S. with distillery, winery and brewery

Education, health, manufacturing sectors are all represented

Strong sectors move the local economy forward

Mississippi River means money to local economy

If you have a project in Natchez, David Paradise is the man who can get it done

Natchez , MS Schools

Parents have many top options for their children's education

Natchez, MS Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 46.5%
  Female 53.5%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 6
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in Natchez , MS

Median Population

Median Age 39%
Age 18 Over 77.3%
Age 21 Over 74.8%
Age 62 Over 22.3%
Age 65 Over 18.6%


  Ethnicity White 37.8%
  Ethnicity Black 60.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 1.7%
  Ethnicity Other 0.9%


  Median Household Income $28,549
  Median Home Price $97,100
  Homes Owned 44.3%
  Homes Rent 55.7%
  Median Property Rent $578

I loved growing up in a small town. The people, Natchezians, are the most hospitable, generous and kind-hearted people you will meet.
Caitlin Goodman, Natchez Young Professionals


  English Only 97.5%
  English Other 2.5%

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Commute Types

  Walked 0.7%
  Worked at Home 1.9%
  Public Transportation 0.3%
  Other Means 0.7%
  Drove Alone 90.7%
  Carpooled 5.8%