Houma, Louisiana Population 2021

32,148
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Houma is a city located in Terrebonne Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 32,148, it is the 10th largest city in Louisiana and the 1220th largest city in the United States . Houma is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -4.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,727 in 2010. Houma reached it's highest population of 34,025 in 2015. Spanning over 15 miles, Houma has a population density of 2,228 people per square mile.

The average household income in Houma is $71,456 with a poverty rate of 23.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $778 per month, and the median house value is $157,600. The median age in Houma is 36.8 years, 35.6 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Houma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Houma was:

  • White: 65.33%
  • Black or African American: 23.29%
  • Native American: 6.20%
  • Two or more races: 3.91%
  • Other race: 0.91%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Houma, Louisiana is 32,148 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,970.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,727.

Houma, Louisiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021205,937-1,069-0.52%
2020207,006-1,069-0.52%
2019208,075-1,069-0.51%
2018209,144-802-0.38%
2017209,946-1,566-0.75%
2016211,512-619-0.29%
2015212,1317630.36%
2014211,3681,3850.66%
2013209,9831,0980.52%
2012208,8851720.08%
2011208,7134620.22%
2010208,2510.00%

Houma Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,77865.33%
Black or African American7,76423.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,0686.20%
Two or More Races1,3053.91%
Some Other Race3030.91%
Asian1160.35%
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Houma Population by Race

Houma Population Pyramid $2021

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Houma Median Age

36.8


Total

35.6


Male

38.2


Female

Houma Adults

There are 25,316 adults, (4,881 of whom are seniors) in Houma.

Houma Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Houma Sex Ratio

Female

16,892

50.67%

Male

16,442

49.33%

Houma Population by Age

Houma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Houma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
Male76.1%23.9%
All64.8%35.2%
Female46.1%53.9%
Non Family45.6%54.4%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Houma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6122.6264.8
Married4,9673.389.5
Non Family4,6421.3345.6
Female2,2343.6146.1
Male7693.2176.1

3.28

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Houma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6787.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,9918.77%
High School Graduate8,60037.90%
Some College4,79221.12%
Associates Degree1,2465.49%
Bachelors Degree3,13713.82%
Graduate Degree1,2485.50%
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Houma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houma Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,12313,0053,713
Black5,1104,105436
Native American1,23582880
Hispanic81161837
2+ Races37734172
Other Race1387826
Asian10010021

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.55%.

Houma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,299$49,012$29,624
Less Than 9th Grade$29,069$39,464$16,447
High School Graduate$32,032$48,805$23,566
Some College$32,490$42,655$27,334
Bachelors Degree$51,966$60,682$47,041
Graduate Degree$51,840$82,054$41,164

$36,299

Average Earnings

$49,012

Average Male

$29,624

Average Female

Houma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houma Language by Age

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Houma Language

92.13% of Houma residents speak only English, while 7.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.74% of the population.

Houma Language

Houma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,5783,41845.10%
White20,5422,70513.17%
Hispanic1,42978955.21%
Multiple1,30547436.32%
Native2,06846022.24%
Other30315651.49%
Asian1162420.69%

23.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.14%

Male Poverty Rate

26.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houma is Hispanic, with 55.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houma is White, with 13.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.23%.

Houma Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.82%
High School23.18%
Some College16.63%
Bachelors or Greater6.92%

Houma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed48.77%
Male Unemployed17.99%
Female Employed17.06%
Male Employed6.34%

Houma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,949$71,456
Families$59,906$79,906
Married Families$80,481-
Non Families$24,616$54,592
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Income by Household Type

Houma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Houma Married by Age and Sex

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Houma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Houma Marital Status by Race

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Houma Marital Status

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1,543

Number of Veterans

1,384

Male Veterans

159

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War466
Vietnam456
First Gulf War248
Korea89
World War II76

Houma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54404
65 to 74310
55 to 64304
75+290
18 to 34235

Houma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9795.68%
Black2644.52%
Native American25619.02%
Other Race2611.45%
2+ Races183.22%

Houma Veterans by Race

Houma Veterans by Education

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21.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houma Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Houma Employment by Age

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Houma Employment by Race

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Houma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.39%

Born in Houma

97.08%

Native Born

2.92%

Foreign Born

1.82%

Non Citizen

1.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.08% of Houma residents were born in the United States, with 84.39% having been born in Louisiana. 1.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Houma Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202132,148-274-0.85%
202032,422-274-0.84%
201932,696-274-0.83%
201832,970-272-0.82%
201733,242-471-1.40%
201633,713-312-0.92%
201534,025360.11%
201433,9891740.51%
201333,8152420.72%
201233,573-40-0.12%
201133,613-19-0.06%
201033,6321,2390.38%
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%

Houma Population by Year