Natchez, MS-LA

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Population

51,794

0.463% decline

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$30,285

0.48% decline

Poverty Rate

33.1%


Number of Employees

16,958

4.46% decline

Median Property Value

$87,100

1.63% growth

About

In 2017, Natchez, MS-LA had a population of 51.8k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $30,285. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Natchez, MS-LA declined from 52,035 to 51,794, a -0.463% decrease and its median household income declined from $30,431 to $30,285, a -0.48% decrease.

The population of Natchez, MS-LA is 48.2% Black or African American Alone, 44.7% White Alone, and 5.66% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Natchez, MS-LA speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Natchez, MS-LA is $87,100, and the homeownership rate is 62.9%. Most people in Natchez, MS-LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Natchez, MS-LA is 2 cars per household.

Natchez, MS-LA borders Baton Rouge, LA.

Economy

The economy of Natchez, MS-LA employs 17k people. The largest industries in Natchez, MS-LA are Retail Trade (2,599 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,454 people), and Educational Services (1,546 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,568), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,350), and Wholesale Trade ($44,375).

Median household income in Natchez, MS-LA is $30,285. Males in Natchez, MS-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 Natchez, MS-LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,285

2017 value

± $1,569

-0.48%

1 Year Growth

± 7.78%

Households in Natchez, MS-LA have a median annual income of $30,285, 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 $30,431 in 2016, which represents a -0.48% 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 Natchez, MS-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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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Natchez, MS-LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $70,561, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and Livingston Parish, LA, with respective values of $67,396 and $60,471.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

33.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Natchez, MS-LA (15.6k out of 47.2k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    10,396 ± 649

  2. White

    4,677 ± 537

  3. Hispanic

    969 ± 349

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Natchez, MS-LA 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17k

2017 Value

± 927

-4.46%

1 Year decline

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Natchez, MS-LA declined at a rate of -4.46%, from 17.7k employees to 17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Natchez, MS-LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,192 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,159 people), and Management Occupations (1,257 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Natchez, MS-LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Natchez, MS-LA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,192 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,159 people), and Management Occupations (1,257 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Natchez, MS-LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.8 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.3 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Natchez, MS-LA, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($52,905), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,599), and Management Occupations ($52,034).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17k

2017 Value

± 927

-4.46%

1 Year decline

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Natchez, MS-LA declined at a rate of -4.46%, from 17.7k employees to 17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Natchez, MS-LA, are Retail Trade (2,599 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,454 people), and Educational Services (1,546 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Natchez, MS-LA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,599 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,454 people), and Educational Services (1,546 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Natchez, MS-LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.57 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.49 times), and Utilities (2.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Natchez, MS-LA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,568), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,350), and Wholesale Trade ($44,375).

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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

80.7% of the population of Natchez, MS-LA has health coverage, with 29.6% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.907% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Natchez, MS-LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 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

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1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana 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

19.3%

Uninsured

29.6%

Employer Coverage

25.8%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

0.907%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Natchez, MS-LA declined by 4.5% from 20.2% to 19.3%.

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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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

Natchez, MS-LA is home to a population of 51.8k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.62% of Natchez, MS-LA residents were born outside of the country (2.91k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Natchez, MS-LA is composed of 25k Black or African American Alone residents (48.2%), 23.1k White Alone residents (44.7%), 2.93k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.66%), 386 Two or More Races residents (0.745%), 240 Asian Alone residents (0.463%), 68 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.131%), 26 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0502%), and 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0135%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Natchez, MS-LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Natchez, MS-LA was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Natchez, MS-LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Natchez, MS-LA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.62%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.91k people

5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.6k people

As of 2017, 5.62% of Natchez, MS-LA residents (2.91k 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 Natchez, MS-LA was 5%, 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

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Natchez, MS-LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Natchez, MS-LA was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    25k ± 342

  2. White Alone

    23.1k ± 12

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.93k ± 595

In 2017, there were 1.08 times more Black or African American Alone residents (25k people) in Natchez, MS-LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.1k White Alone and 2.93k 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 Natchez, MS-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 Natchez, MS-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 Natchez, MS-LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Natchez, MS-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

    813 ± 157

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    265 ± 151

  3. Korea

    254 ± 70

Natchez, MS-LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Natchez, MS-LA was $87,100 in 2017, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,700 to $87,100, a 1.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Natchez, MS-LA is 62.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Natchez, MS-LA have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Natchez, MS-LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,285

Median Household Income

± $1,569

18.9k

Number of Households

± 898

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.9k households in Natchez, MS-LA declined from $30,285 from the previous year's value of $30,431.

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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Housing

Property Value

$87,100

2017 Median

± $4,340

$85,700

2016 Median

± $3,637

In 2017, the median property value in Natchez, MS-LA grew to to $87,100 from the previous year's value of $85,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Natchez, MS-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 Natchez, MS-LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Natchez, MS-LA 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.

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Rent vs Own

62.9%

2017 Homeownership

62.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.9% of the housing units in Natchez, MS-LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Natchez, MS-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 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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Natchez, MS-LA have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.22% of the workforce in Natchez, MS-LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.9%

  2. Carpooled

    5.95%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Natchez, MS-LA was Drove Alone (88.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.95%) and those who Worked At Home (2.53%).

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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