Terrebonne Parish


Terrebonne is named from the French phrase “terre bonne” meaning “good earth.”  The civil Parish of Terrebonne was created in 1822 when the large Lafourche Interior Parish was split. Today, Terrebonne Parish covers approximately 1,232 square miles of land.  It is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to its south, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes to its west and northwest, and Lafourche Parish to its north and east.  Terrebonne Parish comprises much of the Terrebonne Estuary.

 Parish Websites

Terrebonne Parish Government tpcg.org
Terrebonne Parish School District tpsd-la.schoolloop.com
Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce houmachamber.com
Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Houmatourism.com
Terrebonne Port Commission terrebonneport.com
Terrebonne Parish Economic Development Authority tpeda.org
Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program btnep.org
South Central Industrial Association sciaonline.net
South Louisiana Economic Council bayouregion.org
Fletcher Community College fletcher.edu
Houma-Terrebonne Airport houma-airport.com

Population, 2010:                                 111,860

Population Estimate, 2019:                  110,461

County Seat:                                        Houma           

The parish seat, Houma, is the largest CDP in the South Central Louisiana region.  In addition to Houma, there are other Census Designated Places in Terrebonne including the following:

CDP 2018 Estimated Population CDP 2018 Estimated Population
Houma 33,520 Gray 5,893
Bayou Cane 20,829 Montegut 2,084
Bourg 2,591 Presquille 1,595
Chauvin 2,579 Schriever 6,407
Dulac 1,504    

One of the parish’s CDP spans parish lines

CDP 2018 Estimated Population
Bayou Blue, in Lafourche and Terrebonne 11,682

For demographic data on Terrebonne Parish visit statsamerica.org.

Updated May 2020

Sorry, you can not to browse this website.

Because you are using an outdated version of MS Internet Explorer. For a better experience using websites, please upgrade to a modern web browser.

Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Internet Explorer Apple Safari Google Chrome