Best Places to Live in Houma, Louisiana

Small town complex - Southeast Louisiana on the Mississippi Delta, 35 miles south of New Orleans
Pros
-Water recreation
-Wildlife viewing
-Cultural interest
Cons
-Hurricane dislocations
-Heat and humidity
-Low educational attainment

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What Bert Has To Say About Houma-Thibodaux Metro Area

Houma is the commercial and cultural center for a two-parish area comprising much of the Mississippi Delta extension south into the Gulf of Mexico south of the Mississippi River itself. Houma is deep in the marshlands just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico and about 40 miles southwest of New Orleans. The swampy lowlands create the Venice-like canals and bayous for which the area is known.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Louisiana
County: Terrebonne County
Metro Area: Houma-Thibodaux Metro Area
City: Houma
Zip Codes: 70360 70363
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Houma is 7.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Houma jobs have decreased by 4.20%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Houma's cost of living is 11.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Houma's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Houma's population is 34,287 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.44%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Houma is $146,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 28.06%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Houma public schools spend $9,364 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Houma. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Houma

It's a good time to buy in Houma. Home Appreciation is up 1.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Houma Real Estate.

The median home price in Houma is $146,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Houma    4 Reviews
Living in Houma - 1/31/2018
I lived in Houma from 2 years of age until 61. If you love fishing, eating fried/boiled seafood, and enjoy hot humid weather, this is your town. Except for having easy... (Read More)

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Southern boredom - 8/23/2009
Houma has absolutely nothing to... (Read More)

Climate - 9/18/2008
Hot summers; significant hurricanes and tropical storms about once every 5... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN HOUMA, LOUISIANA
70360 70363