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Houma is in Terrebonne Parish.

It is the parish seat.

The community was named for Indian tribe.

The latitude of Houma is 29.595N. The longitude is -90.719W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,025.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,471
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Houma demographic reports
Houma is on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Public transportation: Good Earth Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 356. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 11 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Calling of the Tribes Pow-Wow - March 16-18, 2007
  • Fall Rodeo - Oct. 20-21, 2007
  • Wetlands Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Houma web sites and events links in the sections below.
Houma attractions: Swamp tours
Historic sites and museums: Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, Terrebonne Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 104

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Houma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Terrebonne Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houma area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70343 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Houma residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Houma ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Houma was $17,720, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Houma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Houma festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Houma include Houma Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Houma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $814.


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Libraries

Libraries in Houma include Bayou Dularge Branch, East Houma Branch, Terrebonne Parish Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Houma include Houma Courier

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Politics

Terrebonne Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Houma political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Houma workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Houma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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