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Houma, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Houma had a population of 33,533 as of July 1, 2020. 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 29.5958 and longitude -90.7195 in Terrebonne Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Houma 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 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Terrebonne Parish.


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Houma, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 33,533 (100%)
Population in Households 33,270 (99.2%)
Population in Families 26,971 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 263 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 2,324
Diversity Index2 59
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,471
Average Household Income $72,285
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $27,322
Wealth Index5 75
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 14,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,166 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,614 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,406 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $172,515
Average Home Value $219,690
Housing Affordability Index3 176
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,779
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 8,550
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.04% -0.26%
Households 0.04% -0.21%
Families -0.11% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.23%

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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, 2020 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 # 12 98th
Population Density # 35 93rd
Median Household Income # 157 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 140 30th
Per Capita Income # 122 74th
Diversity Index # 55 89th

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