Houma Essential Info


Houma is a small city (about 40,000 people, not including suburbs) in south central Louisiana. It is the seat and largest city in Terrebonne Parish, and the center of the Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. The region in total is home to a little over 200,000.

Bayou Terrebonne runs through the town roughly east to west between Main Street and Park Avenue, with the Intracostal Waterway running north to south.

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Fun Facts

  1. The city was named after the historic Native American tribe of Houma people, believed to be related to the Choctaw.
  2. Downtown Houma has been listed as a significant historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
  3. The 1999 films Crazy in Alabama, Fight Club and A Lesson Before Dying were partially filmed in Houma.
  4. Richie Cunningham, a former All-Pro National Football League placekicker who played for the Dallas Cowboys, the Carolina Panthers, and the Jacksonville Jaguars during the late 1990s and early 2000s, was born in Houma.

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