Natchez, MS

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2022 Population
14,380
0.381% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
32.6%
1.59% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$31,800
9.05% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$111,100
14.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Natchez, MS had a population of 14.4k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $31,800. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Natchez, MS declined from 14,435 to 14,380, a −0.381% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,162 to $31,800, a 9.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Natchez, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (62.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.09%), White (Hispanic) (1.86%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%).

None of the households in Natchez, MS 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.

99.5% of the residents in Natchez, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Natchez, MS was $111,100, and the homeownership rate was 56%.

Most people in Natchez, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Natchez, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Natchez, MS is home to a population of 14.4k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.668% of Natchez, MS residents were born outside of the country (96 people).

In 2022, there were 1.95 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.95k people) in Natchez, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.59k White (Non-Hispanic) and 301 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Natchez, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Natchez, MS was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Natchez, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.95k ± 493
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.59k ± 407
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    301 ± 300
4.02%
Hispanic Population
578 people

In 2022, there were 1.95 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.95k people) in Natchez, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.59k White (Non-Hispanic) and 301 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.02% of the people in Natchez, MS are hispanic (578 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.668%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
96 people
0.984%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
142 people

As of 2022, 0.668% of Natchez, MS residents (96 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 was 0.984%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    246 ± 87
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    132 ± 75
  3. World War II
    50 ± 48

Natchez, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Natchez, MS employs 4.92k people. The largest industries in Natchez, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (989 people), Educational Services (658 people), and Retail Trade (586 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,589), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,273), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,938).

Occupations

4.92k
2022 Value
± 541
−0.546%
1 Year decline
± 16.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Natchez, MS declined at a rate of −0.546%, from 4.95k employees to 4.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Natchez, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (614 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (534 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (423 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Natchez, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.92k
2022 Value
± 541
−0.546%
1 Year decline
± 16.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Natchez, MS declined at a rate of −0.546%, from 4.95k employees to 4.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Natchez, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (989 people), Educational Services (658 people), and Retail Trade (586 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Natchez, MS, though some of these residents may live in Natchez, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,346
Median earning men ± $6,008
$30,108
Median earning women ± $2,862

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($103,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,278).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($102,600), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,378), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,231).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

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

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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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.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing 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 Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 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 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, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% 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 (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Natchez, MS was $111,100 in 2022, which is 0.394 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $96,800 to $111,100, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Natchez, MS is 56%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Natchez, MS have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Natchez, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Natchez, MS is $31,800. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Natchez, MS was Census Tract 6 with a value of $55,625, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $47,527 and $44,688.

Property

$111,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,709
$3,277
Median Property Taxes
±$374

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 the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56% of the housing units in Natchez, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6
  2. Census Tract 8
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Natchez, MS was Census Tract 6 with a value of $55,625, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $47,527 and $44,688.

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

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Household Income

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$31,800
Median Household Income
± $2,746
5.86k
Number of Households
± 548

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.86k households in Natchez, MS grew to $31,800 from the previous year's value of $29,162.

The following chart displays the households in Natchez, MS 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 is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. 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. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (90.7%)
  2. Carpooled (5.14%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.45%)

In 2022, 90.7% of workers in Natchez, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.14%) and those who worked at home (3.45%).

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

15.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Natchez, MS have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Natchez, MS 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 distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Natchez, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

32.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Natchez, MS (4.58k out of 14k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Natchez, MS is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

87.6% of the population of Natchez, MS has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 32% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 2.18% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Adams County, MS see 1228 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (1114 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2162 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,228 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Adams County, MS

Primary care physicians in Adams County, MS see an average of 1,228 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (1,114 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Adams County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 33.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 39.8% were men and 60.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
30.3%
Employer Coverage
32%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
2.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Natchez, MS grew by 0.0854% from 12.4% to 12.4%.

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