Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1569
Houma, LA 70361
Phone: (985) 872-0466
Fax: (985) 868-5143

On the southern border of LA, southwest of New Orleans; organized Mar 22, 1822 from Lafourche Parish. Name Origin: From the French for 'good land.'

Area (sq mi):: 2079.90 (land 1254.93; water 824.97) Population per square mile: 85.70
Population 2005: 107,491 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 2.90%; 1990-2000 7.80% Population 2000: 104,503 (White 73.20%; Black or African American 17.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.80%; Other 7.30%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,051; median household $35,235; Population below poverty level: 19.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,763-$23,851
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 25.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Houma County seat (32,022)

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    The Coast Guard rescued a dozen people from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish, south of New Orleans, some of them from rooftops, a spokeswoman said.
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    In May 2018, 53-year-old Bonnie Brien of Gray, 32-year-old Ashley Burnett of Houma, and 51-year-old Fredericka Burnett of Houma, conspired and participated in a staged U-Haul vehicle crash in Terrebonne Parish, the LSP said.
    Its work and pricing model have saved employees of Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish Council $1.2 million on pharmacy costs by distributing the prescription savings it negotiated among policyholders rather than back to insurers (or itself).
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    It formed in 1993, the year after Hurricane Andrew caused major flooding in Terrebonne Parish.