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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Houma is a town in Louisiana with a population of 34,052. Houma is in Terrebonne Parish. Living in Houma offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Houma there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Houma and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Houma are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$785
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Houma Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    244
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    53
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    493
    500
  • Theft
    3,013
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,280
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Houma is a great town that is currently expanding everyday. Here in the south, we use food to express many different emotions. Our town offers a large variety of southern style foods as well as multi-cultural restaurants. There are many different types of homes available for reasonable prices in addition to fair store prices. Houma has primary care physicians and specialists that are experienced to treat rare illnesses. We are definitely a melting pot with races like Hispanic, African, and Asian to name a few. Our traffic volume is minimal to moderate. The worst time of the year is Mardi Gras when is comes to traffic delays, but definitely one of the funniest parts of the year to enjoy our large parades and nightlife. Most of the community is very pleasant. This is an area where you meet no strangers because everyone tells each other hello and then strikes up a conversation.
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The people in Houma, or rather south LA, are very friendly and family oriented. Of course, not everyone is like that, but it's rare to hear of any negative drama or events happening in town. The only thing I would wish for is more places for entertainment. The only "fun" things Houma has is a mall, bowling alley, movie theater, skating rink, and a fairly new trampoline park. Those are the only thing that I know of at least, and after a while it gets pretty boring. Houma would be perfect if it wasn't for the lack of things to do.
I’ve been living in Houma all my life and I’ve seen a lot of good and bad. As a Mason our organization and other organizations like ours service the committee with services to help the needy. Being in the South there’s a lot of racism that’s really unnecessary. The local Native American and White Americans dislike everyone else. It’s a strange situation because the Indians have been treated like slaves as well. The worst is that the White Americans used Indians to lighten the skin tone to create a total White America.