Houma, Louisiana Population 2020

31,842

Houma is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 31,842, it is the 10th largest city in Louisiana and the 1224th largest city in the United States. Houma is currently declining at a rate of -1.58% annually and its population has decreased by -5.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,727 in 2010. Houma reached it's highest population of 33,983 in 2015. Spanning over 15 miles, Houma has a population density of 2,207 people per square mile.

The average household income in Houma is $65,285 with a poverty rate of 26.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $808 per month, and the median house value is $155,500. The median age in Houma is 36.6 years, 35.4 years for males, and 37.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

Houma Demographics

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

  • White: 64.50%
  • Black or African American: 24.68%
  • Native American: 5.83%
  • Two or more races: 3.49%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Houma, Louisiana is 31,842, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,864.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,727.

Houma, Louisiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020207,622-757-0.36%
2019208,379-757-0.36%
2018209,136-757-0.36%
2017209,893-1,586-0.76%
2016211,479-640-0.30%
2015212,1197430.35%
2014211,3761,3980.66%
2013209,9781,1120.53%
2012208,8661820.09%
2011208,6844380.21%
2010208,2460.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,62264.50%
Black or African American8,27224.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,9545.83%
Two or More Races1,1693.49%
Some Other Race2900.87%
Asian2130.64%

Houma Population Pyramid 2020

Houma Median Age

36.6


Total

35.4


Male

37.6


Female

Houma Adults

There are 25,177 adults, (4,521 of whom are seniors) in Houma.

Houma Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Houma Sex Ratio

Female

17,039

50.83%

Male

16,481

49.17%

Houma Households and Families

Houma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
Male75.6%24.4%
All63.3%36.7%
Non Family48.7%51.3%
Female41.2%58.8%

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,2912.7163.3
Married5,0653.2982.7
Non Family4,3901.3148.7
Female1,9883.9741.2
Male8483.5775.6

3.32

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houma Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5276.87%
9th to 12th Grade2,1789.80%
High School Graduate8,31337.39%
Some College4,66220.97%
Associates Degree1,0774.84%
Bachelors Degree3,25214.63%
Graduate Degree1,2265.51%

Houma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,70212,6483,593
Black5,2194,058451
Native American1,079719121
Hispanic825679156
Multiple Races31328290
Asian17714164
Other Race1218033

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 90.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.16%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,512$47,625$28,258
Less Than High School$26,147$34,036$16,185
High School Grad$30,357$41,071$25,349
Some College$32,071$40,238$27,955
Bachelors Degree$53,025$59,761$48,007
Graduate Degree$52,969$79,526$43,036

$35,512

Average Earnings

$47,625

Average Male

$28,258

Average Female

Houma Language

Houma Language by Age

Houma Language

91.83% of Houma residents speak only English, while 8.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.01% of the population.

Houma Poverty

Houma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,0584,25752.83%
White20,1312,72713.55%
Hispanic1,55991858.88%
Native1,95458329.84%
Multiple1,16931326.78%
Other29016255.86%
Asian213177.98%

26.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.94%

Male Poverty Rate

30.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houma is Hispanic, with 58.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houma is Asian, with 7.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.74%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.77%
High School21.59%
Some College20.66%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.96%
Male Unemployed26.46%
Female Employed17.23%
Male Employed9.34%

Houma Income

Houma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,780$65,285
Families$56,334$75,708
Married Families$80,813-
Non Families$24,282$43,523

Houma Marital Status

Houma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Houma Married by Age and Sex

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

Houma Veterans

1,567

Number of Veterans

1,367

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam486
Second Gulf War479
First Gulf War220
World War II92
Korea76
Name Veterans % of Total
White9495.63%
Black2734.44%
Indian25019.47%
2 or More468.93%
Other3317.01%
Hispanic303.03%
Asian169.04%

$Houma Veterans by Education

20.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houma Employment Status

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Houma 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

83.43%

Born in Louisiana

96.90%

Native Born

3.10%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.90% of Houma residents were born in the United States, with 83.43% having been born in Louisiana. 2.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202031,842-511-1.58%
201932,353-511-1.55%
201832,864-280-0.84%
201733,144-511-1.52%
201633,655-328-0.97%
201533,983260.08%
201433,9571690.50%
201333,7882370.71%
201233,551-44-0.13%
201133,595-30-0.09%
201033,6251,2320.37%
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%