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The City of Natchez had a population of 15,090 as of July 1, 2021. Natchez ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Natchez is located at latitude 31.5604 and longitude -91.4032 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Natchez encompass a land area of 13.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 217 feet.

The City of Natchez has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Natchez is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Natchez: Fort Panmure, Fort Rosalie, Naches, Natches.

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Natchez, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 15,090 (100%)
Population in Households 14,753 (97.8%)
Population in Families 11,349 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 337 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 954
Diversity Index2 53
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,982
Average Household Income $44,053
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $19,328
Wealth Index5 37
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 7,949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,640 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,976 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,332 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $115,547
Average Home Value $161,851
Housing Affordability Index3 140
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,617
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,878
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.53% -0.68%
Households -0.41% -0.62%
Families -0.66% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.26%

Natchez, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Natchez to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 93rd
Population Density # 72 80th
Median Household Income # 301 17th
Housing Affordability Index # 37 10th
Per Capita Income # 211 42nd
Diversity Index # 101 73rd

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