Houma, Louisiana Population 2018

Houma, Louisiana's estimated population is 33,278 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Houma, Louisiana is the 10th largest city in Louisiana based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2306.83 people/mi² (890.67 people/km²), with a household density of 365.68 people/km² (947.12 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 36.4 years, 34.6 years for males, and 37.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 13,663 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.7%, with a median rent of $785/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $154,800.

The median income for households in Houma, Louisiana is $48,280, while the mean household income is $65,785. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201733,278-444-1.32%
201633,722-316-0.93%
201534,038530.16%
201433,9851820.54%
201333,8032240.67%
201233,579-30-0.09%
201133,609-42-0.12%
201033,6511,2580.38%
200032,3931,8980.61%
199030,495-2,107-0.67%
198032,6021,6800.53%
197030,9228,3613.20%
196022,56111,0566.97%
195011,5052,4532.43%
19409,0522,5213.32%
19306,5311,3712.38%
19205,1601360.27%
19105,0241,8124.57%
19003,2120.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White22,708
Black or African American8,305
American Indian and Alaska Native1,338
Two or More Races1,000
Asian424
Some Other Race277

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Houma La Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Houma La Median Age

36.4


Total

34.6


Male

37.8


Female

Houma La Adults

There are 25,675 adults, (4,597 of which are seniors) in Houma La.

Houma La Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Houma La Sex Ratio

Female

16,869

49.54%

Male

17,183

50.46%

Houma La Households and Families

Houma La Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houma La Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
Male77.8%22.2%
All65.3%34.7%
Non Family54%46%
Female39.5%60.5%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Houma La Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1952.7765.3
Married5,5073.3479.9
Non Family4,1171.3254
Female1,7383.8839.5
Male8333.9177.8

3.34

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houma La Households

Houma La Education

Houma La Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8568.26%
9th to 12th Grade2,28010.15%
High School Graduate8,69138.70%
Some College4,50020.04%
Associates Degree1,0804.81%
Bachelors Degree2,96313.19%
Graduate Degree1,0904.85%

Houma La Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,18312,9023,248
Black4,9003,648427
Hispanic1,131794201
Native American66449812
Asian317297150
Multiple Races30821132
Other Race26856

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.32%.

Houma La Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,286$42,228$26,742
Less Than High School$35,323$40,821$20,266
High School Grad$27,758$39,258$23,125
Some College$32,108$41,161$26,920
Bachelors Degree$51,211$64,375$41,858
Graduate Degree$49,807$52,083$49,119

$35,286

Average Earnings

$42,228

Average Male

$26,742

Average Female

Houma La Language

Houma La Language by Age

Houma La Language

92.22% of Houma La residents speak only English, while 7.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.34% of the population.

Houma La Poverty

Houma La Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,1703,57743.78%
White21,1532,48311.74%
Hispanic1,60552232.52%
Native1,33844032.88%
Multiple1,00011611.60%
Asian424214.95%

21.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.46%

Male Poverty Rate

23.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houma La

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houma La is Black, with 43.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houma La is Asian, with 4.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.92%.

Houma La Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.46%
Some College16.83%
High School15.73%
Bachelors or Greater7.31%

Houma La Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed72.08%
Male Unemployed22.54%
Female Employed11.46%
Male Employed6.93%

Houma La Income

Houma La Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,280$65,785
Families$59,505$76,623
Married Families$76,470$
Non Families$23,880$40,208

Houma La Marital Status

Houma La Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Houma La Married by Age and Sex

Houma La Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Houma La Marital Status by Race

Houma La Veterans

Houma La Veterans by War

1,577

Number of Veterans

1,510

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam494
Second Gulf War323
First Gulf War279
Korea125
World War II99

Houma La Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74363
75+347
35 to 54319
55 to 64311
18 to 34237

Houma La Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2947.30%
Black1933.22%
Indian464.88%
2 or More307.65%
Hispanic272.08%
Asian144.13%

Houma La Veterans by Education

8.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houma La Employment Status

Houma La Employment by Age

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Houma La Employment by Race

Houma La Employment by Education

Houma La Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.43%

Born in Louisiana

95.32%

Native Born

4.68%

Foreign Born

3.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.32% of Houma La residents were born in the United States, with 81.43% having been born in Louisiana. 3.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.