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Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

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Terrebonne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Houma and as of 2000, the population is 104,503.

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History

Terrebonne Parish formed in 1822 from part of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. "Terrebonne" means "good land" in the French language.

Geography

The parish has a total area of 5,387 km2 (2,080 mi2). 3,250 km2 (1,255 mi2) of it is land and 2,137 km2 (825 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 39.66% water.

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 104,503 people, 35,997 households, and 27,393 families residing in the parish. The population density is 32/km2 (83/mi2). There are 39,928 housing units at an average density of 12/km2 (32/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 74.07% White, 17.79% Black or African American, 5.29% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 35,997 households out of which 39.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% are married couples living together, 14.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.90% are non-families. 19.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.86 and the average family size is 3.29.

In the parish the population is spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 9.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the parish is $35,235, and the median income for a family is $39,912. Males have a median income of $34,869 versus $20,705 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $16,051. 19.10% of the population and 15.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.90% of those under the age of 18 and 17.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Regions
Acadiana - Florida Parishes - Greater New Orleans - Northwest Louisiana
Largest cities
Alexandria - Baton Rouge - Bossier City - Houma - Kenner - Lafayette - Lake Charles - Metairie - Monroe - New Iberia - New Orleans - Shreveport
Parishes

Acadia - Allen - Ascension - Assumption - Avoyelles - Beauregard - Bienville - Bossier - Caddo - Calcasieu - Caldwell - Cameron - Catahoula - Claiborne - Concordia - De Soto - East Baton Rouge - East Carroll - East Feliciana - Evangeline - Franklin - Grant - Iberia - Iberville - Jackson - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis -
La Salle - Lafayette - Lafourche - Lincoln - Livingston - Madison - Morehouse - Natchitoches - Orleans - Ouachita - Plaquemines - Pointe Coupee - Rapides -
Red River - Richland - Sabine - St. Bernard - St. Charles - St. Helena - St. James - St. John the Baptist - St. Landry - St. Martin - St. Mary - St. Tammany - Tangipahoa - Tensas - Terrebonne - Union - Vermilion - Vernon - Washington - Webster - West Baton Rouge - West Carroll - West Feliciana - Winn

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