Houma-Thibodaux, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
207,777
0.717% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
37.5
1.35% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
16.8%
7.27% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$58,260
9.37% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$161,200
2.68% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
88,553
0.13% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Houma-Thibodaux, LA had a population of 208k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $58,260. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Houma-Thibodaux, LA declined from 209,277 to 207,777, a −0.717% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,267 to $58,260, a 9.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (71%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%), and White (Hispanic) (1.94%).

None of the households in Houma-Thibodaux, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are Nicholls State University (1,469 degrees awarded in 2021), Fletcher Technical Community College (728 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Houma (169 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was $161,200, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Houma-Thibodaux, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was 2 cars per household.

Houma-Thibodaux, LA borders Morgan City, LA and New Orleans-Metairie, LA.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Houma-Thibodaux, LA is home to a population of 208k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.39% of Houma-Thibodaux, LA residents were born outside of the country (4.96k people).

In 2021, there were 4.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (148k people) in Houma-Thibodaux, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.18k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2021 Citizenship
98.3%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.5% of Houma-Thibodaux, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houma-Thibodaux, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    148k ± 274
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    33.8k ± 710
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    8.18k ± 461
4.85%
Hispanic Population
10.1k people

In 2021, there were 4.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (148k people) in Houma-Thibodaux, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.18k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.85% of the people in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are hispanic (10.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Houma-Thibodaux, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    34,582 ± 4,549 people
  2. Mexico
    24,245 ± 3,813 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,108 ± 3,297 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 34,582 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 24,245 and Vietnam with 18,108.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.96k people
2.73%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.71k people

As of 2021, 2.39% of Houma-Thibodaux, LA residents (4.96k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was 2.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,298 ± 435
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,624 ± 322
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,494 ± 324

Houma-Thibodaux, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Houma-Thibodaux, LA employs 88.6k people. The largest industries in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,032 people), Retail Trade (11,824 people), and Educational Services (7,659 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,076), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,331), and Utilities ($68,560).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,011. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

88.6k
2021 Value
± 2,675
−0.13%
1 Year decline
± 4.39%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Houma-Thibodaux, LA declined at a rate of −0.13%, from 88.7k employees to 88.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,623 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,572 people), and Management Occupations (6,854 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houma-Thibodaux, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

88.6k
2021 Value
± 2,675
−0.13%
1 Year decline
± 4.39%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Houma-Thibodaux, LA declined at a rate of −0.13%, from 88.7k employees to 88.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,032 people), Retail Trade (11,824 people), and Educational Services (7,659 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houma-Thibodaux, LA, though some of these residents may live in Houma-Thibodaux, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,272
Median earning men ± $1,413
$28,409
Median earning women ± $1,007

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,119), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,828), and Manufacturing ($62,983).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,160), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,660), and Manufacturing ($41,436).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,765
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,442
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 936
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.52M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.29M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $602k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $48B
  2. $46.7B
  3. $46.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $48B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($46.7B) and Fuel oils ($46.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$371B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$691B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
86.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $371B. This is expected to increase 86.1% to $691B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $48.8B
  2. $24.6B
  3. $8.21B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $48.8B, followed by Mississippi with $24.6B and Florida and $8.21B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2021, universities in Houma-Thibodaux, LA awarded 2,666 degrees. The student population of Houma-Thibodaux, LA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 5,474 male students and 11,454 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are White (1,743 and 65.9%), followed by Black or African American (544 and 20.6%), Hispanic or Latino (119 and 4.5%), and Two or More Races (91 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Houma-Thibodaux, LA by number of degrees awarded are Nicholls State University (1,469 and 55.1%), Fletcher Technical Community College (728 and 27.3%), and Unitech Training Academy-Houma (169 and 6.34%).

The most popular majors in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are General Studies (236 and 8.85%), Registered Nursing (184 and 6.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (151 and 5.66%).

The median tuition cost in Houma-Thibodaux, LA for a public four year colleges is $4,922 for in-state students and $6,015 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 45.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 16,928 (32.3% men and 67.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 16,928 students enrolled in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, 32.3% men and 67.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,722 records, of which 67.3% were women and 32.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 148 degree-majors awarded
  2. 126 degree-majors awarded
  3. 113 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was Registered Nursing with 148 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Houma-Thibodaux, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,469 degrees awarded
  2. 728 degrees awarded
  3. 169 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nicholls State University with 1,469 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 843 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, which is 0.462 times less than the 1,823 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,743 degrees mean that there were 3.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 544 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($4,922) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,024) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.927% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.797% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (815k), and Secondary Education (622k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was $161,200 in 2021, which is 0.658 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $157,000 to $161,200, a 2.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Houma-Thibodaux, LA is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Houma-Thibodaux, LA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houma-Thibodaux, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Houma-Thibodaux, LA is $58,260. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $86,256, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $72,391 and $72,088.

Property

$161,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,137
$58,826
Median Property Taxes
±$1,982

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Houma-Thibodaux, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Houma-Thibodaux, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2021
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 75.1% of the housing units in Houma-Thibodaux, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $86,256, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $72,391 and $72,088.

The following map shows all of the counties in Houma-Thibodaux, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,260
Median Household Income
± $2,505
78.4k
Number of Households
± 2,510

In 2021, the median household income of the 78.4k households in Houma-Thibodaux, LA grew to $58,260 from the previous year's value of $53,267.

The following chart displays the households in Houma-Thibodaux, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Houma-Thibodaux, LA is from Louisiana.
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2021, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.399% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Other (3.03%)

In 2021, 81% of workers in Houma-Thibodaux, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (3.03%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houma-Thibodaux, LA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 5% of the workforce in Houma-Thibodaux, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Houma-Thibodaux, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Houma-Thibodaux, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houma-Thibodaux, LA (34.3k out of 204k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houma-Thibodaux, LA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93% of the population of Houma-Thibodaux, LA has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.607% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1434 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 305 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,434 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,434 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.95%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
24.2%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.607%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houma-Thibodaux, LA declined by 23.7% from 9.12% to 6.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Houma-Thibodaux, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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