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Children fishing in bayou at Schriever, 1940.  Photo by Marion Post Wolcott.
Children fishing in bayou at Schriever, 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott.
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Terrebonne
 • Total 14.4 sq mi (37 km2)
 • Land 14.4 sq mi (37 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
13 ft (4 m)
 • Total 5,880
 • Density 408.3/sq mi (157.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 985

Schriever is a census-designated place (CDP) in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,880 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HoumaBayou CaneThibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The place name was for railroad official John George Schriever (1844-1898), in connection with the 1870s opening of the rail line to Houma.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.4 square miles (37.4 km²), of which 14.4 square miles (37.2 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (0.42%) is water.

Amtrak's Sunset Limited train has a stop in Schriever.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,880 people, 2,000 households, and 1,581 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 409.3 people per square mile (158.0/km2). There were 2,127 housing units at an average density of 148.1 per square mile (57.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.08% White, 24.13% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 2,000 households, out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.29..

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 29.6% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,884, and the median income for a family was $42,982. Males had a median income of $33,338 versus $21,477 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,449. About 10.0% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Sherman A. Bernard (1925-2012), Louisiana insurance commissioner, 1972–88, was born in Schriever.
  • Henry S. Thibodaux (in office 1824), former governor of Louisiana, owned a plantation nearby and is buried at Halfway Cemetery in nearby Gray.
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