Profile for Natchez, Mississippi, MS
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Natchez is a city in Adams County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Indian tribe, or for Indian term for "woods" or "timber"
The latitude of Natchez is 31.560N. The longitude is -91.403W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 217 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,621.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Natchez demographic reports
Natchez is on the Mississippi River
The French built Fort Rosalie here in 1716; Indians killed most of the men stationed there 13 years later
Prospered in the steamboat era
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 57. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Ranked No. 6, June 2001 in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Ghosts of Mississippi"
· 2004 movie, "The Ladykillers"
Well-known residents have included:
· Richard Wright, writer
· Billy Shaw, football player
Local festivals include:
- Natchez Pow Wow - March 24-25, 2007
- Festival of Music - May 3-28, 2007
- Great Mississippi River Balloon Race - Oct. 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Natchez web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Natchez State Park, St. Catherine Wildlife Refuge
Scenic roads: Natchez Trace Parkway
Historic sites and museums: Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Natchez National Historical Park, Frogmore Plantation, Gov. Holmes House, Stanton Hall, Longwood
Colleges and universities:
Copiah-Lincoln Community College-Natchez Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 117
No one in Natchez is entirely certain how many of Natchez's ante-bellum houses are haunted.
-- An American Notebook
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Ancestry & family history
5% of Natchez residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Natchez ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Natchez was $16,868, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Natchez residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Natchez festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Natchez Pow Wow - M
- Great Mississippi River Balloon Race - O
- Festival of Music - M
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Natchez festival web sites:
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Historic districts in Natchez include Cemetery Bluff District, Church Hill Rural Historic District, Clifton Heights Historic Distruct, Natchez Bluffs and Under-the-Hill Historic District, Natchez On-Top-of-the-Hill Historic District, Upriver Residential District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Natchez, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $240. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $719.
Libraries in Natchez include Judge George W. Armstrong Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Natchez include Natchez Democrat
TV stations in Natchez include WNTZ.
Adams County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Natchez political report.
The average commute time for Natchez workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Natchez between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Natchez include Comfort Inn Natchez, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Natchez, Monmouth Plantation, Natchez Eola Hotel, Ramada Inn, Scottish Inns Natchez.
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“ No one in Natchez is entirely certain how many of Natchez's ante-bellum houses are haunted. ”
~ An American Notebook
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