Bayou Cane

17 reviews
  1. Town in Louisiana
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$960
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,968
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

17 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    7
  • Average
    4
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
The past year has been given a bad rep for Houma because there have been a few murders and whatnot, but a few of said murders have actually been from folks who aren't even from around here! The Police are EVERYWHERE and not in a bad way. They know us all on a personal level. You can see a cop standing around, walk up and have a nice conversation with them. There are no racial prejudiced issues between cops and minorities. We often find the Caucasian people down here are what get into the most trouble. Cops are just a phone call away and are at your door at the appropriate response time. There are 5 cops living down my street, and this is an upstanding neighborhood! I only rate the crime great instead of 5/5 because as a woman, I still refuse to walk the streets at night alone, no matter how great crime can be.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 11 2016
I've been back and forth to this area since I was a child, so I have seen this area grow over the years. In the past, this area wasn't much to look at. It was a literal "Small Town" where everything was within walking distance. But over the years, we have managed to catch up with the "outside world" and even though our small community now has a population in the 1X,XXXs, every single person here knows one another. Strangers always go out of their way to help and get to know one another. There's such a rich culture in just this one area that I wouldn't trade it for the world.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 11 2016
Houma offers pretty much every store I personally need. There are tons of grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores, etc. I do not shop at lots of "private businesses," and to be honest, I do not notice them much. I'm more of a Walmart/Target kind of person.
  • Niche User
  • May 5 2015