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Houma is in Terrebonne Parish.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named for Indian tribe.
The latitude of Houma is 29.595N. The longitude is -90.719W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,025.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Houma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Terrebonne Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houma area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70343 ZIP code.
7% of Houma residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Houma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Houma was $17,720, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Houma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Houma include Houma Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Houma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $814.
Libraries in Houma include Bayou Dularge Branch, East Houma Branch, Terrebonne Parish Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Houma include Houma Courier
Terrebonne Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Houma political report.
The average commute time for Houma workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Houma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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