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Houma, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Houma had a population of 35,052 as of July 1, 2017. Houma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houma is located at latitude 29.5787 and longitude -90.708 in Terrebonne Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Houma (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Terrebonne Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Houma (GNIS ID: 2404734) has a C9 Census Class Code which indicates an inactive or nonfunctioning incorporated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "N" which identifies a NONFUNCTIONING LEGAL ENTITY.

The City of Houma is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Terrebonne Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Houma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Houma, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,052
Daytime Population: Workers 18,780
Daytime Population: Residents 22,463
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41,243
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 34,789
Population in Familes 28,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density2 2,430
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $48,637
Average Household Income $70,105
Per Capita Income $26,721


Total Housing Units 14,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,374 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,978 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,142 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $168,597
Average Home Value $215,617


Total Households 13,352
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 8,970
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.53%
Households 0.66% 0.59%
Families 0.51% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Houma, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houma to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 98th
Population Density # 34 93rd
Diversity Index # 51 89th
Median Household Income # 143 70th
Per Capita Income # 96 80th

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