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Overview

Introduction to Houma, Louisiana

Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne county, is 39 miles SW of Kenner, Louisiana (center to center) and 46 miles SW of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Houma History

Houma was established in 1810. It was incorporated once in 1848 and again in the year 1898. Houma is named after the Houmas Indian tribe, who were the original inhabitants of the area.

Houma and nearby Attractions

  • Houma Golf Course
  • Lynn Park Shopping Center
  • Williams Avenue Recreation Center
  • Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

Things To Do In Houma

The Terrebonne Museum and the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum can be visited during your stay in the city. Saint John Church and Saint Matthews Episcopal Church are some of the local churches. Golf enthusiasts will surely be tempted to be at the Houma Golf Course. Tourists can enjoy shopping at the Lynn Park Shopping Center. Harmond Park and Williams Avenue Recreation Center are the places to chill out. Houma hosts several festivals and events like the Wetlands Festival, Calling of the Tribes Pow - Wow, and the Fall Rodeo every year.

Houma Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Houma Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College - L E Fletcher Campus is located in Houma. Tulane University of Louisiana, Nicholls State University, and Loyola University New Orleans also offer courses for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,784
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+13,777
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$35,013
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,852

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,876
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$789
Median House Value$153,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.6%
French Except Basque19.5%
German5.8%
Irish5.5%
Italian5.2%
Canadian4.4%
English3.8%
Scottish0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
African0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Polish0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Czech0.1%
Australian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Houma Almanac

CategoryValue
County Terrebonne Parish
Standard Zip Codes70360, 70363, 70364
P.O. Box Zip Codes70361
Phone Area Codes985
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.58
Approximate Longitude-90.81

Houma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHOUMA
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 63 F
Apr Temp59 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.6 inches
StationTHIBODAUX 3 ESE
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 63 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip68.9 inches
StationNEW ORLEANS INTL AP
Distance39.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 80 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lockport2,678$70,167
Thibodaux14,488$53,958

Houma Public Libraries

Terrebonne Parish
151 LIBRARY DRIVE
Houma, Louisiana
(985) 876-5861

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Houma Hospitals

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
(Government - State)
1978 Industrial Blvd
(985) 873-2200
Terrebonne General Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
8166 Main St
(985) 873-3520
Houma-amg Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
629 Dunn Street
(985) 274-0001
Physicians Medical Center
(Proprietary)
218 Corporate Dr
(985) 853-1390
Compass Behavioral Center Of Houma
(Proprietary)
4701 W Park Ave
(985) 876-1715

Houma Public Schools

Bayou Black Elementary School
4449 Bayou Black Drive
ZIP: 70360
(985) 872-2460
Primary
Total Enrollment 194
Evergreen Junior High School
5000 West Main Street
ZIP: 70360
(985) 876-2606
Middle
Total Enrollment 762
Houma Junior High School
315 St. Charles
ZIP: 70360
(985) 872-1511
Middle
Total Enrollment 1081
Mulberry Elementary School
450 Cougar Drive
ZIP: 70360
(985) 872-5328
Primary
Total Enrollment 931
Southdown Elementary School
1124 St. Charles Street
ZIP: 70360
(985) 872-9429
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Terrebonne High School
7318 Main Street
ZIP: 70360
(985) 879-3377
High
Total Enrollment 997
Acadian Elementary School
1020 Saadi Street
ZIP: 70363
(985) 876-0612
Primary
Total Enrollment 825
Dularge Elementary School
621 Dularge Road
ZIP: 70363
(985) 879-1629
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
East Houma Elementary School
222 Connely Street
ZIP: 70363
(985) 872-1990
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Ellender Memorial High School
3012 Patriot Drive
ZIP: 70363
(985) 868-7903
High
Total Enrollment 987
Elysian Fields Middle School
700 Hibernia Place
ZIP: 70363
(985) 876-2041
Middle
Total Enrollment 375
Grand Caillou Elementary School
3933 Grand Caillou Road
ZIP: 70363
(985) 879-3001
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Grand Caillou Middle School
2161 Grand Caillou Road
ZIP: 70363
(985) 563-4488
Middle
Total Enrollment 337
Honduras Elementary School
530 Grand Caillou Road
ZIP: 70363
(985) 872-5695
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Oaklawn Junior High School
2215 Acadian Drive
ZIP: 70363
(985) 872-3904
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
School For Exceptional Children
105 Moffet Road
ZIP: 70363
(985) 872-2496
Other
Total Enrollment 30
Terrebonne Career And Technical High School
3051 Patriot Drive
ZIP: 70363
(985) 851-1163
High
Village East Middle School
315 Lafayette Woods
ZIP: 70363
(985) 868-4900
Middle
Total Enrollment 217
Bayou Blue Elementary School
1916 Bayou Blue Road
ZIP: 70364
(985) 879-4378
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Bayou Blue Middle School
196 Mazerac Street
ZIP: 70364
(985) 851-1952
Middle
Total Enrollment 470
Broadmoor Elementary School
1010 Broadmoor Avenue
ZIP: 70364
(985) 879-1042
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Coteau-bayou Blue Elementary School
2550 Coteau Road
ZIP: 70364
(985) 868-4267
Primary
Total Enrollment 745
Legion Park Elementary School
710 Williams Avenue
ZIP: 70364
(985) 876-2272
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Lisa Park Elementary School
6639 Lisa Park Avenue
ZIP: 70364
(985) 876-1055
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Oakshire Elementary School
5459 Vicari Street
ZIP: 70364
(985) 876-1007
Primary
Total Enrollment 703

Houma Private Schools

Houma Christian School
109 Valhi Blvd
ZIP: 70360
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 352
Messiah Montessori
1224 Museum Dr
ZIP: 70360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
St Matthew's Episcopal School
266 Gabasse St
ZIP: 70360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 182
Vandebilt Catholic High School
209 S Hollywood Rd
ZIP: 70360
Secondary
Total Enrollment 934
Maria Immacolata Catholic School
324 Estate Dr
ZIP: 70364
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
St Bernadette School
309 Funderburk Ave
ZIP: 70364
Elementary
Total Enrollment 391
St Francis De Sales Elementary School
300 Verret St
ZIP: 70364
Elementary
Total Enrollment 679
St Gregory Barbarigo School
441 Sixth St
ZIP: 70364
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
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