Houma-Thibodaux, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
206,082
0.816% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
0.8% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.4%
2.21% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,443
7.18% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$175,600
8.93% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
88,971
0.472% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houma-Thibodaux, LA had a population of 206k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $62,443. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houma-Thibodaux, LA declined from 207,777 to 206,082, a −0.816% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,260 to $62,443, a 7.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.67%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.48%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.84%).

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 (1,435 degrees awarded in 2022), Fletcher Technical Community College (831 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Houma (121 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was $175,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%.

Most people in Houma-Thibodaux, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 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.

Population & Diversity

Houma-Thibodaux, LA is home to a population of 206k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.26% of Houma-Thibodaux, LA residents were born outside of the country (4.66k people).

In 2022, there were 4.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in Houma-Thibodaux, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.56k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Houma-Thibodaux, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was 98.5%, 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)
    145k ± 386
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    33.5k ± 846
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    7.56k ± 440
4.94%
Hispanic Population
10.2k people

In 2022, there were 4.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in Houma-Thibodaux, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.56k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.94% of the people in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are hispanic (10.2k 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
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.66k people
2.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.96k people

As of 2022, 2.26% of Houma-Thibodaux, LA residents (4.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was 2.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,442 ± 436
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,669 ± 330
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,618 ± 373

Houma-Thibodaux, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houma-Thibodaux, LA employs 89k people. The largest industries in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,464 people), Retail Trade (12,798 people), and Educational Services (7,397 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,796), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,127), and Utilities ($73,408).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

89k
2022 Value
± 2,717
0.472%
1 Year growth
± 4.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houma-Thibodaux, LA grew at a rate of 0.472%, from 88.6k employees to 89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (10,001 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,692 people), and Management Occupations (7,193 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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Employment by Industries

89k
2022 Value
± 2,717
0.472%
1 Year growth
± 4.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houma-Thibodaux, LA grew at a rate of 0.472%, from 88.6k employees to 89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,464 people), Retail Trade (12,798 people), and Educational Services (7,397 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

$56,708
Median earning men ± $1,615
$30,438
Median earning women ± $1,051

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($84,423), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,004), and Manufacturing ($69,548).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,328), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,543), and Wholesale Trade ($43,320).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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

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Civics

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Houma-Thibodaux, LA awarded 2,653 degrees. The student population of Houma-Thibodaux, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,662 male students and 5,675 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are White (1,793 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (487 and 18.6%), Hispanic or Latino (130 and 4.96%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (78 and 2.98%).

The largest universities in Houma-Thibodaux, LA by number of degrees awarded are Nicholls State University (1,435 and 54.1%), Fletcher Technical Community College (831 and 31.3%), and Unitech Training Academy-Houma (121 and 4.56%).

The most popular majors in Houma-Thibodaux, LA are General Studies (265 and 9.99%), Registered Nursing (209 and 7.88%), and General Business Administration & Management (178 and 6.71%).

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 2022 in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,337 (31.9% men and 68.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,337 students enrolled in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, 31.9% men and 68.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,011 records, of which 67.7% were women and 32.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 142 degrees awarded
  2. 135 degrees awarded
  3. 128 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 142 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. 1,435 degrees awarded
  2. 831 degrees awarded
  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nicholls State University with 1,435 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 906 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Houma-Thibodaux, LA, which is 0.519 times less than the 1,747 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,793 degrees mean that there were 3.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 487 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 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,234) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was $175,600 in 2022, which is 0.623 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $161,200 to $175,600, a 8.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Houma-Thibodaux, LA is 76.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houma-Thibodaux, LA have an average commute time of 26.7 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 $62,443. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,191.

Property

$175,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,687
$59,624
Median Property Taxes
±$1,998

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

76.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.1% of the housing units in Houma-Thibodaux, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houma-Thibodaux, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,191.

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

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$62,443
Median Household Income
± $3,018
78.3k
Number of Households
± 2,537

In 2022, the median household income of the 78.3k households in Houma-Thibodaux, LA grew to $62,443 from the previous year's value of $58,260.

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.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.51%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Houma-Thibodaux, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (3.51%).

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

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houma-Thibodaux, LA have a shorter commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.9% 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

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houma-Thibodaux, LA (33.2k out of 202k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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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Health

93.3% of the population of Houma-Thibodaux, LA has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.645% on military or VA plans.

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 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

6.73%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.645%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houma-Thibodaux, LA declined by 3.26% from 6.95% to 6.73%.

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