Natchitoches is a city of Natchitoches Parish. It is also the parish seat and was established in 1714 by Juchereau de St. Denis as a part of French Louisiana. This city was named after the Natchitoches Indian tribe. This city was first incorporated in 1819. As the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, its sister city is Nacogdoches in Texas.
This city lies in a boundary region which separated the Texas plains from humid Gulf Coast. This city gets almost 53 inches of rain and 1 inches of snowfall each year. The measurable precipitation is 89 days. On average, there are almost 215 sunny days each year in this city. The month of July is high with 94 degrees Fahrenheit and January month is lowest with 37 degrees Fahrenheit. This way, the winters are mild and summers are humid.
The population of the city was 17,865 as per the 2000 census. As of 2009, Natchitoches population is 18,177 with -0.76 percent increase.
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