2020 Census Results – Natchitoches Parish Population Decreased
The Census Bureau released the results of the 2020 census on Thursday. The data shows the population of Natchitoches Parish has declined 5.2% over the past 10 years, from 39,566 in 2010 to 37,515 in 2020 , a decrease of 2,051 people (205 people per year).
Possible effects of population decline are:
fewer schools, because there are fewer children;
a fall in real estate prices as more homes are unoccupied;
fewer new houses being built;
less demand for rental housing;
fewer care facilities;
less product turnover for stores and businesses;
fewer sports facilities;
fewer people go to the theatre, cinema or concerts, so these facilities are eventually reduced;
local residents have to travel further to reach the facilities they want.
To learn more about the Natchitoches Parish Census data from the 2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, click on the file below:
Demographic changes across the country since the 2010 census
Yesterday’s release reveals changes in the size and distribution of the population in the United States. The population of US metropolitan areas grew by 9% between 2010 and 2020, resulting in 86% of the population living in US metropolitan areas in 2020, up from 85% in 2010.
“Many counties in metropolitan areas have seen growth, especially those in the south and west. However, as we have seen in our annual population estimates, our country is growing more slowly than before,” said Marc Perry, senior demographer at the Census Bureau. “This decline is evident at the local level where approximately 52% of counties in the United States saw their 2020 census populations decline from their 2010 census populations.”
County and Metro Area Highlights:
The largest county in the United States as of 2020 remains Los Angeles County, with over 10 million residents.
The largest city (incorporated location) in the United States as of 2020 remains New York, with 8.8 million people.
312 of 384 US metropolitan areas grew in population between 2010 and 2020.
The fastest growing US metropolitan area between the 2010 census and the 2020 census was The Villages, FL, which grew 39% from about 93,000 people to about 130,000 people.
72 US metro areas lost population between the 2010 census and the 2020 census. The US metro areas with the largest percentage declines were Pine Bluff, AR, and Danville, IL, at -12.5% and -9.1%, respectively.
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