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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    New York, Apr 14 ( ANI ): Wearing your pants low enough to show your boxers could result in a fine for residents Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
    It formed in 1993, the year after Hurricane Andrew caused major flooding in Terrebonne Parish.
    On 14 November 2012, the adorable youngster was honoured with the key to her hometown, Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
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    Terrebonne Parish officials will help plan a new power plant in Morgan City designed to improve reliability, rates and emissions for utility customers in Houma.
    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (Louisiana DEQ) announced that a Terrebonne Parish man has been charged with the illegal disposal of hundreds of waste tires, felony damage to property and criminal trespass.
    In Louisiana, the coast guard had to evacuate workers and equipment from coastal areas in Terrebonne Parish because of tidal surges that could cause flooding.
    Terrebonne Parish maintains one of the most distinctive cultures in the country--a dialect, music, cuisine, traditions all its own--but just barely.