Houma Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Houma: Only incorporated city and parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States

About

Houma is a city located in the county of Terrebonne Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 33,727 and a population density of 894 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 32,467 inhabitants.

The city was created 188 years ago in 1833.

Houma Quick Facts

Population : 32,467 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Terrebonne Parish
Phone Area Codes : 985
Area : 37.72 km2
Named for : Houma people
Altitude : 10 feet / 3 meters
Capital city : Houma is capital of Terrebonne Parish
Establishment : January 01, 1834 (188 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 16:35:02 (25th January 2022)
Postal code : 70360
Density : 861 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.88% (2010-2020)
Houma locator map
Location of Houma on Louisiana map.
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Geography

Houma is located at 29°35'45"N 90°43'10"W (29.5957700, -90.7195300).

Houma map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Houma decreased by 3.88% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 33,727 - census
2011 33,613 -0.34% estimation process
2012 33,573 -0.12% estimation process
2013 33,815 0.72% estimation process
2014 33,989 0.51% estimation process
2015 34,025 0.11% estimation process
2016 33,713 -0.93% estimation process
2017 33,242 -1.42% estimation process
2018 32,970 -0.82% estimation process
2019 32,696 -0.84% estimation process
2020 32,467 -0.71% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,600
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 8,900
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -3.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 8,634
April 1, 2010 Population : 8,898
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.8%
People over 65 (%) : 22.4%
Female persons, % : 48.8%
White only, percent : 97.6%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.4%
Asians alone % : 0.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 95.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 559
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.0%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 4,204

Houma zip code is 70360. County name: Terrebonne, County fips: 22109

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 4,204
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $96,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,098
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $450
2015-2019 median gross rent : $664
Permits for construction, 2020 : 3
2015-2019 Households : 3,701
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.29
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 76.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.8%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 33,598
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 86,141
2012 total retail sales per capita : $9,833
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $55,205
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $31,069
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.9%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 189
2019 total employment : 4,081
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 160,611
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 20.9%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 629
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 690
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 398
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 193
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 664
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 146
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 521
2010 population per square mile : 20.7
2010 land area in square miles : 430.59

People born in Houma (39)

People born in Houma, including football running back Brandon Jacobs, basketball player Brandon Brown, actress Quvenzhané Wallis, .

List

  • Shane Gibson (American musician) he was born in 21/02/1979
  • Ron Eschete (American music educator and jazz musician) he was born in 19/08/1948
  • Kim Willoughby (American volleyball player) she was born in 07/11/1980
  • Melissa Dettwiller (American model and actress) she was born in 12/11/1977
  • Tramon Williams (American football player) he was born in 16/03/1983
  • Waylon Thibodeaux (American Cajun singer and fiddler) he was born in 01/01/1953
  • Lloyd Pye (Paranormal researcher (1946-2013)) he was born in 07/09/1946
  • Claude B. Duval (United States Marine) he was born in 24/10/1914
  • Gordon Dove (Member of Louisiana State Legislature) he was born in 05/04/1957
  • Hal Haydel (American baseball player) he was born in 09/07/1944
  • Frank Lewis (American football player) he was born in 04/07/1947
  • Jay Pennison (American football player) he was born in 09/09/1961
  • Jerry Helluin (American football player (1929-2017)) he was born in 08/08/1929
  • Joe Burks (American football player (1899-1968)) he was born in 08/07/1899
  • Karl Morgan (American football player and coach) he was born in 23/02/1961
  • Lenar Whitney (American politician) she was born in 01/01/1959
  • Phillip Livas (American football player) he was born in 24/04/1989
  • Richie Cunningham (American football player) he was born in 18/08/1970

Schools in Houma

College & universities near Houma, LA

Code Name City ZIP
450021 Blue Cliff College-Houma Houma (LA) 70360

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Houma, LA

Code Name Address Type
SCH Schriever Hwy 20 and Hwy 24 RAIL
NOL New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 1001 Loyola Avenue UNK
HMD Hammond 404 N.E. Railroad Ave. RAIL
BTR Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1253 Florida St. BUS
NIB New Iberia West Washington St. RAIL

Post offices near Houma

Post Office Name City ZIP
Houma Post Office Houma (LA) 70360

Other cities in Terrebonne Parish

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Terrebonne Parish , LA.

City Name Population Title
Bayou Cane 19,355 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Schriever 6,853 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Chauvin 2,912 Census-designated place (CDP) in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States
Montegut 1,540 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Dulac 1,463 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Houma distances to largest Louisiana cities