Statewide Claims to Fame

Houma is 4th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Houma is 10th in Louisiana out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

Houma is 11th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Households

Houma is 11th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Housing units

Houma is 13th in Louisiana out of 99 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Houma is 14th in Louisiana out of 87 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Houma is 18th in Louisiana out of 97 other cities in Retail sales

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Houma Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 33,707 10th 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 14.4 30th 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,339.4 29th 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Houma Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 7.3% 55th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.6% 57th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.6% 53rd 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Houma Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 74.6% 79th 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 17.5% 56th 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Houma Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 66.0% 42nd 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 24.4% 68th 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 4.0% 4th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.0% 55th 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 29th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.9% 35th 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.8% 39th 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 64.2% 41st 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Houma Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 50.9% 80th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.9% 56th 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Houma Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 13,924 11th 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 12.6% 67th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 12,625 11th 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 67.4% 47th 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $146,000 44th $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.6 49th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Houma Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $23,895 37th $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $44,204 49th $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.0% 55th 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Houma Rank Louisiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,442 13th 375,808 27,092,908
Retail sales $505,154 18th $56,543,203 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $15,458 39th $12,921 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $90,580 14th $9,729,869 $613,795,732

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