Houma, Louisiana Population 2024

29,035

Houma is a city located in Terrebonne Parish Louisiana. Houma has a 2024 population of 29,035. It is also the county seat of Terrebonne Parish.Houma is currently declining at a rate of -4.51% annually and its population has decreased by -12.9% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,336 in 2020.

The average household income in Houma is $85,363 with a poverty rate of 16.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Houma is 35.7 years, 35.2 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.

Houma Demographics

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

  • White: 68.65%
  • Black or African American: 20.74%
  • Two or more races: 4.6%
  • Native American: 4.4%
  • Other race: 0.99%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
14.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,012.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-12.9% (-4,301)
The current population of Houma, Louisiana is 29,035 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 33,336.

Houma, Louisiana Population 2024

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Houma Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,71868.65%
Black or African American6,86520.74%
Two or more races1,5224.6%
Native American1,4554.4%
Other race3280.99%
Asian1880.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander180.05%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Houma Population by Race

Houma Population Pyramid 2024

Houma Median Age

35.7

Total

35.2

Male

36.4

Female

Houma Adults

There are 24,377 adults, (5,083 of whom are seniors) in Houma.

Houma Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Houma Sex Ratio

Female16,92951.15%
Male16,16548.85%

Houma Population by Age

Houma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,3152.4770.129.9
Married5,6453.24919
Non Family4,6221.2153.746.3
Female2,0802.9446.153.9
Male9682.9978.321.7
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Houma Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Houma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 43.13%.

Houma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,041

Average Earnings

$66,285

Average Male

$32,200

Average Female

Houma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Houma Language

94.81% of Houma residents speak only English, while 5.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.79% of the population.

Houma Language

Houma Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,1962,52411.37%
Black6,8162,09530.74%
Native1,45544730.72%
Multiple1,52238125.03%
Hispanic1,38420915.1%
Asian1882714.36%
Other32820.61%
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16.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.05%

Male Poverty Rate

20.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houma is Black, with 30.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houma is Other, with 0.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.89%.

Houma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.88%
High School23.07%
Some College11.36%
Bachelors or Greater4.09%
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Houma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.89%
Female Unemployed27.15%
Female Employed16.84%
Male Employed2.67%
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Houma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Houma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Houma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Houma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,622

Number of Veterans

1,555

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

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Houma Veterans by War

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Houma Veterans by Age

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Houma Veterans by Race

Houma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Houma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Houma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Houma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.51%

Born in Houma

97.96%

Native Born

2.04%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

0.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.96% of Houma residents were born in the United States, with 86.51% having been born in Louisiana. 1.54% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,185-1,370-5.82%
202823,555-1,370-5.5%
202724,925-1,370-5.21%
202626,295-1,370-4.95%
202527,665-1,370-4.72%
202429,035-1,370-4.51%
202330,405-1,370-4.31%
202231,775-1,370-4.13%
202133,145-191-0.57%
202033,3365831.78%
201932,753-257-0.78%
201833,010-260-0.78%
201733,270-475-1.41%
201633,745-317-0.93%
201534,062370.11%
201434,0251740.51%
201333,8512470.74%
201233,604-42-0.12%
201133,646-16-0.05%
201033,6621,2693.92%
200032,3931,8986.22%
199030,495-2,107-6.46%
198032,6021,6805.43%
197030,9228,36137.06%
196022,56111,05696.1%
195011,5052,45327.1%
19409,0522,52138.6%
19306,5311,37126.57%
19205,1601362.71%
19105,0241,81256.41%
19003,212
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Houma Population by Year