Natchitoches, LA


Highest Appreciating Natchitoches Neighborhoods Since 2000

Natchitoches, LA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Natchitoches Housing Market Information

With a population of 18,365, 6,741 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $159,979, Natchitoches real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Natchitoches, accounting for 54.06% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Natchitoches include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.03%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.12%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 7.35%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Natchitoches are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 39.32% owning and 60.68% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Natchitoches built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Natchitoches built between 1940-1969 ( 24.42%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 17.87%). There's also some housing in Natchitoches built before 1939 ( 10.82%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Natchitoches. Fully 17.99% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Natchitoches homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Natchitoches real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Natchitoches Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Natchitoches have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 14.83%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Natchitoches house appreciation rate of 1.39%.

Over the last year, Natchitoches appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Natchitoches's appreciation rate has been 0.70%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Natchitoches were at -0.90%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.57%.

Notably, Natchitoches's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Louisiana, our data show that Natchitoches's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Louisiana.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Natchitoches differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Natchitoches - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Natchitoches real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Natchitoches, LA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,071,000 0.4
$803,001 - $1,071,000 1.0
$535,001 - $803,000 1.1
$429,001 - $535,000 2.8
$321,001 - $429,000 1.9
$214,001 - $321,000 16.0
$107,001 - $214,000 36.2
$54,001 - $107,000 27.4
$0 - $54,000 13.1

Very High for LA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
45.7195593577874 15.6794425087108

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Natchitoches Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
65.69% 2.97% 7 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$830 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.32
Renters 60.68
Vacant 17.99

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Natchitoches HOMES
2000 or Newer 17.9
1970 - 1999 46.9
1940 - 1969 24.4
1939 or Older 10.8

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Natchitoches HOMES
Single-Family 54.1
Townhomes 6.4
Small Apt. Buildings 10.1
Apt. Complexes 22.0
Mobile Homes 7.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Natchitoches HOMES
No Bedroom 5.50
1 Bedroom 12.25
2 Bedrooms 28.14
3 Bedrooms 39.22
4 Bedrooms 13.15
5 or more bedrooms 1.74

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