The small city of Houma, Louisiana is home to approximately 34,000 residents. Families with young children should feel right at home, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the population. The majority of Houma residents own their homes, and 36% of residents rent. The average rent of $837 a month is just below the state average.
Houma residents have an average commute of about 23 minutes, faster than the Louisiana average of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 38% of workers, while public transportation isn't used widely. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.
Houma has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or GED (26%) compared to the national average. Further, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Houma residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 12% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $62K, Houma workers earn about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. Houma, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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