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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.

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

Houma was established in 1810.

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 located in 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 [Lafourche Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thibodaux
    • Thibodaux [Lafourche Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Houma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thibodaux have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thibodaux
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thibodaux<7>
  • Lockport [Lafourche Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
    • Lockport [Lafourche Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Houma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,390 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<7>
  • Bayou Blue [Lafourche Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Blue
    • Bayou Blue [Lafourche Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Houma
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Blue
  • Ardoyne [Terrebonne Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardoyne
    • Ardoyne [Terrebonne Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Houma
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardoyne
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bourg [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourg
      • Bourg [Terrebonne Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Houma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bourg<7>
    • Gray [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
      • Gray [Terrebonne Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Houma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray<7>
    • Theriot [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theriot
      • Theriot [Terrebonne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Houma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theriot have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theriot
    • Magnolia Plantation [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Plantation
      • Magnolia Plantation [Terrebonne Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Houma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Plantation
    • Minerva Plantation [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minerva Plantation
      • Minerva Plantation [Terrebonne Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Houma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minerva Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva Plantation
    • Godchaux [Lafourche Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Godchaux
      • Godchaux [Lafourche Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Houma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Godchaux have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godchaux

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Houma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Houma on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Houma

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Terrebonne Parish

About Louisiana

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Houma) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Houma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HoumaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5917, Longitude: -90.7127    
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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