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Welcome to Houma ...

The city of Houma is located in Terrebonne Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Terrebonne Parish.



Houma was established in 1810.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Houma has a population of 32,753 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Houma is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Houma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Houma is within the (985) area code.

The ZIP codes for Houma: 70360-70361, 70363-70364<4>

Websites for Houma ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.houmachamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Houma, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Houma had an population of 32,753 people. This is a decrease of 2.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Houma had a population of 33,727 people (which is 30.15% of the total population of Terrebonne Parish). This makes Houma the parish's most populous community.

The population of Houma represents 0.74% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,727 people, the population of Houma increased 4.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 32,393 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Houma.

Communities near Houma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Houma.

  • Thibodaux
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thibodaux have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thibodaux
    • Thibodaux is located in Lafourche Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thibodaux <6>
  • Lockport
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Bayou Blue
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Blue
    • Bayou Blue is located in Lafourche Parish
  • Ardoyne
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardoyne
    • Ardoyne is located in Terrebonne Parish
  • Bourg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourg
    • Bourg is located in Terrebonne Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bourg <6>
  • Gray
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
    • Gray is located in Terrebonne Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray <6>
  • Theriot
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theriot have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theriot
    • Theriot is located in Terrebonne Parish
  • Magnolia Plantation
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Plantation
    • Magnolia Plantation is located in Terrebonne Parish
  • Minerva Plantation
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minerva Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minerva Plantation
    • Minerva Plantation is located in Terrebonne Parish
  • Godchaux
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Godchaux have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Godchaux
    • Godchaux is located in Lafourche Parish

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Houma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Houma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Houma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Houma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Houma. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Houma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houma ...

Looking for more information about Houma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Houma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Houma.

Adding Houma to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Houma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Houma was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Houma on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Houma.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Houma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Terrebonne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Houma.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Houma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Houma or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Houma includes: 70360, 70363 & 70364.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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