Houma, LA Profile: Facts & Data

Advertisement

Houma Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Houma Content

Also See: Houma, LA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Houma, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Houma had a population of 34,174 as of July 1, 2019. 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.


Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Houma 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Houma (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Louisiana Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Louisiana Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Houma, LA - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Photos | Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a Louisiana Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, parish, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2019, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Advertisement

Houma, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Houma, LA Housing Affordability Index is 122
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Houma, LA Wealth Index is 68
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
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.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for cities, Parishes, ZIP Codes and even neighborhoods (Census Blocks) when you search by a specific Louisiana address.

See our:

  1. New 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  2. References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.

POPULATION

Total Population 34,174
Population in Households 33,911
Population in Familes 27,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density 2,369
Diversity Index1 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,609
Average Household Income $64,763
Per Capita Income $24,401
Wealth Index3 68

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,694 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,290 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,365 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $171,071
Housing Affordability Index2 122
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,984
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 8,699
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.16% 0.16%
Households 0.21% 0.19%
Families 0.07% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

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, 2019 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 # 35 93rd
Diversity Index # 55 89th
Median Household Income # 266 44th
Per Capita Income # 165 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Louisiana July 1, 2019 Data
Data:
Locations:
Highest or Lowest:
Results:
Advertisement