What you need to know about Natchez, MS

Few places are as inherently connected to a geographical feature as is Natchez to the mighty Mississippi River. There's plenty to do in Natchez, which celebrates its tricentennial in 2016 and is the oldest permanent European settlement along the river. Natchez has won many awards and designations, including being named a Preserve America Community, a Main Street Community and listed among Conde Nast Traveler's "Friendliest Cities." Countless examples of Pre-Civil War architecture, breathtaking bluff views, a blossoming economy and warm, Southern hospitality continue to lure newcomers.

Top 10 Employers in Natchez-Adams County, MS
Education, health, manufacturing sectors are all represented
Explore Arts, Music, History in Natchez, MS
Abundant cultural opportunities are available
Restaurants in Natchez-Adams County, MS
Sample and savor the area's top food options

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Population

15,563
Down by 6.08%
Merit Health in  Natchez, MS
Natchez-Adams County, MS Health & Wellness
Two hospitals consolidate into Merit Health Natchez
Smoots Grocery in Natchez, MS with Bill Abel and his Band
Tourism Grows from Natchez' Deep Music Roots
Natchez celebrates deep roots in American music

Nearby Cities

Great Mississippi Balloon Race in Natchez
Natchez, MS Celebrates 300 Years of Progress
The city of Natchez turned 300 in 2016, and the celebration is still going strong
Run barrels at Charboneau Distillery
Brewery, Winery and Distillery Open for Business in Natchez, MS
City becomes smallest in U.S. with distillery, winery and brewery

Housing

Homes Owned 55.44%
55.44% Complete
Homes Rented 44.56%
44.56% Complete

Real Estate

In Natchez, Mississippi


Ready to move to Natchez? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Natchez.
A horse drawn carriage takes a family past a historic home in Natchez, MS.
Natchez, MS, Commemorates Tricentennial
City commemorates rich history, sets stage for even brighter future

Median Home Price

$95,200
Lower than the state average
Natchez Community Hospital in Natchez, MS
Health and Wellness in Natchez, MS
Hospitals, senior care and hospices among many services
Kayaking on the Mississippi River in Natchez, MS
Sports and Recreation in Natchez, MS
Options include adventure, parks, golf, kayaking
I loved growing up in a small town. The people, Natchezians, are the most hospitable, generous and kind-hearted people you will meet.

Caitlin Goodman, Natchez Young Professionals

Schools

In Natchez, Mississippi


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Natchez rates.

Median Household Income

$26,853
Lower than the national average

Business

In Natchez, Mississippi


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Natchez.
Natchez Festival of Music in Natchez, MS
Explore Arts, Music, History in Natchez, MS
Abundant cultural opportunities are available
Downtown Business District in Natchez, MS
Natchez-Adams County, MS Business Overview
Strong sectors move the local economy forward

Residents

Most residents are
Over 65 Years old
Natchez Trails Project in Natchez, MS
Natchez Trails Boost Tourism, Local Pride
Volunteer-led Natchez Trails Project teaches, inspires and builds economy
Natchez Trails Bluff Walkway in Natchez, MS
Natchez Attracts Retirees, Young Professionals
Natchez attracts retirees and young professionals
Fat Mama’s Tamales in Natchez, MS
Restaurants in Natchez-Adams County, MS
Sample and savor the area's top food options
Natchez Bridge Crossing the Mississippi River
Mississippi River's Enduring Local Economic Impact
Mississippi River means money to local economy

Health

In Natchez, Mississippi


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Natchez.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 22%
22% Complete
Graduated High School 82%
82% Complete

More About Natchez, MS

Natchez-Adams County, MS Health & Wellness
Two hospitals consolidate into Merit Health Natchez
Tourism Grows from Natchez' Deep Music Roots
Natchez celebrates deep roots in American music
Natchez, MS Celebrates 300 Years of Progress
The city of Natchez turned 300 in 2016, and the celebration is still going strong
Brewery, Winery and Distillery Open for Business in Natchez, MS
City becomes smallest in U.S. with distillery, winery and brewery
Top 10 Employers in Natchez-Adams County, MS
Education, health, manufacturing sectors are all represented
Natchez, MS, Commemorates Tricentennial
City commemorates rich history, sets stage for even brighter future
Health and Wellness in Natchez, MS
Hospitals, senior care and hospices among many services
Schools in Natchez and Adams County, MS
Parents have many top options for their children's education
Sports and Recreation in Natchez, MS
Options include adventure, parks, golf, kayaking
Explore Arts, Music, History in Natchez, MS
Abundant cultural opportunities are available
Natchez-Adams County, MS Business Overview
Strong sectors move the local economy forward
Natchez Trails Boost Tourism, Local Pride
Volunteer-led Natchez Trails Project teaches, inspires and builds economy
Natchez Attracts Retirees, Young Professionals
Natchez attracts retirees and young professionals
Restaurants in Natchez-Adams County, MS
Sample and savor the area's top food options
Mississippi River's Enduring Local Economic Impact
Mississippi River means money to local economy
Resident Helps Natchez Land James Brown Bio
If you have a project in Natchez, David Paradise is the man who can get it done