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Welcome to Houma ...
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.
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.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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