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New Iberia

City of New Iberia

  •   State: 
    Iberia Parish
    New Iberia
      County FIPS: 
    30°0′13″N 91°49′6″W
      Area total: 
    11.25 sq mi (29.15 km²)
      Area land: 
    11.14 sq mi (28.85 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.11 sq mi (0.29 km²)
    1779; Settled 1779; Incorporated (city) 1839
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Lafayette, LA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,563.06 residents per square mile of area (989.64/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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New Iberia dates its founding to the spring of 1779, when a group of some 500 colonists (Malagueños) from Spain, led by Lt. Col. Francisco Bouligny, came up Bayou Teche and settled around what became known as Spanish Lake. The Spanish settlers called the town "Nueva Ieria" in honor of the Iberian Peninsula; French-speakers referred to the town as "Nouvelle Ibérie" while the English settlers arriving after the Louisiana Purchase called it "New Town" The city is served by a major four lane highway, being U.S. 90 (future Interstate 49), and has its own general aviation airfield, Acadiana Regional Airport. The 2020 United States census tabulated a population of 28,555 in the city. In 2000, the population density was 3,088.8 people per square mile (1,192.9/km²) The city has a total area of 10.6 square miles (27.4 km²), all land. The city lies approximately 16 to 20 feet above sea level. There is a sub-tropical climate with an average temperature of 79 °F (26 °C) As of 2021, average high temperature is 79 °C (15 °F) and the annual low is 59 °F(15 °C). The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 29,456 people resided in city limits with the city limits in the 2019 census.


New Iberia dates its founding to the spring of 1779, when a group of some 500 colonists (Malagueños) from Spain came up Bayou Teche. In 1814, the U.S. government opened a post office in the town, officially recognizing the name as New Iberian. The town was incorporated as the "Town of IberIA" in 1839, but the state legislature amended the town's charter in 1847. In September 2008, Hurricane Ike flooded the city, flooding it under several feet of dirty, brown water. The current courthouse was built in 1884 on the present-day site of Bouligny Plaza, two blocks from the city's downtown commercial district. The city was the seat of parish government until 1940, when it was taken over by Iberias Parish, which is now part of the city of New Orleans. courthouse was completed on a landscaped lot in downtown New Ieria, at the site of the current courthouse, in the early 1870s. State senator Samuel Wakefield and his family fled to New Orleans after their son was lynched by a white mob in 1868. That courthouse served Iberius Parish until 1940; it was replaced by a new courthouse in the mid-1970s. The new courthouse is located on Ierius Street, near the New Iveria Street intersection, in what is now the downtown area of the City of New Imeria. It was completed in the late 1970s; it is on the same spot as the current city hall.


New Iberia is located in southern Louisiana, in the Acadiana region. The city has a total area of 10.6 square miles (27.4 km²), all land. In 2000, the population density was 3,088.8 people per square mile (1,192.8/km²) The city lies approximately 16 to 20 feet above sea level. Lake Peigneur was formerly a 10-foot (3.0 m) deep freshwater lake until a 1980 disaster involving oil drilling and a salt mine. There is also Lake Tasse, better known as Spanish Lake. Avery Island, famous for its Tabasco sauce factory, deposits of rock salt, and Jungle Gardens are among the natural features of interest in the region. As of 2021, the annual average high temperature is 79 °F (26 °C) and the annual low is 59 °C (15 °C). The city enjoys a sub-tropical climate with above average rainfall, with an average temperature of 79°F (26°C) in the summer and 59°F in the winter. It is part of the Lafayette metropolitan area, which is home to the Louisiana National Guard and the Lafayette Police Department. It has a population of 3,827.7 (3,828.7 in 2010). The population density is 3,081.8 (3, 8 per square miles) in 2000. There were 12,880 housing units at an average density of 1,219.5 per squaremile (470.9/km 2).


As of the 2020 United States census, there were 28,555 people, 11,030 households, and 7,338 families residing in the city. At the 2010 U.S. census, the population of New Iberia was 30,617. The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 29,456 people resided in the City limits. The city had a median income of $38,221 and mean income of £54,126 in the 2000 census. The racial and ethnic makeup of the city was 51.6% non-Hispanic whites, 40.7% Blacks or African Americans, 0.1% American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1.4% Asian, 2.1%. Hispanics or Latino Americans of any race made up 3.8% of the total population in 2019. The single largest denomination is the Roman Catholic Church, owing in part to the Spanish and French heritage of its residents. Of the religious population, 01% each practice Judaism or an eastern religion. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.24. New Ieria's population had a sex ratio of 96.2 males per 100 females. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.6 males. About 24.9% of families and 29.5%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.8%. of those under 18 and 20.8! of those age 65 or over.


The city of New Iberia was the founding headquarters for Bruce Foods before their relocation to Lafayette. The city was also the birthplace of Trappey's Hot Sauce. Currently, the economy is stimulated by small businesses, agriculture, New Ieria station, Louisiana Hot Sauce, and Acadiana Regional Airport. The town is home to the Acadiana National Guard and the Louisiana National Guard. It is also the home of Acadiana University, which was founded in 1883. The community is also home to Acadiana State College, which opened its doors in 1885. The local economy is based on small businesses and agriculture. It was also founded by Bruce Foods, which moved to Lafayette in the early 1900s. It also has a history of being a hot-sauce-making town, as well as being home to a hot sauce factory in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1990s, the town was home to Louisiana National Guardsmen, who worked on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. It has also been home to New Imeria station since the early 1950s, which is located in the town's central area. It's also the site of the Louisiana State Guard, which began in 1881. It currently has a population of about 2,000. The economy is also based on agriculture and small business, including agriculture and hot sauce-making. The area has a reputation for being a good place to live and raise a family, especially among young people. The population is also known for its small-town charm.

Arts and culture

New Iberia is home to fictional detective Dave Robicheaux and his creator, author James Lee Burke. The city hosts the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival in September. Other notable festivals include the World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off, and the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival, which celebrates South Louisiana literature. The Bayou Teche Museum has exhibits on the history, culture, artists and industries of the region. New Iberian is also home to Avery Island, home of Tabasco sauce and claims to be the oldest salt mine in North America, in operation since 1862. In the Electric Mist, a movie based on one of Burke's novels, was filmed in New Ieria in 2009 and starred Tommy Lee Jones. The City used to hold a statue of the Roman emperor, Hadrian, until approx. 2008 when it was sold to a private owner. The Sugar Canes Festival celebrates the commencement of the sugar cane harvest, locally referred to as grinding. Sugar cane is a principal crop grown by New Imeria farmers. The town also hosts the El Festival Español de Nueva IberIA, which honors the area's Spanish heritage. It is located on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, near the mouth of the Red River, and is known as the "Gateway to the Gulf of Mexico" The city is also known for its seafood, particularly oysters, crawfish and crawfish, as well as its oysters and oysters. It has a reputation for being a great place to eat.


Iberia Parish is in the service area of Fletcher Technical Community College and of South Louisiana Community College. Public schools serve the city and parish area. Private schools are also served by the parish school system. The parish is home to two high schools and two middle schools. It is also home to a number of private schools and private colleges. The town is located in the parish of Iberia, Louisiana, about 30 miles south of Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana. It has a population of about 3,000 people, mostly residents of the town of about 2,000. The city has a history of being heavily affected by the flooding of the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was the site of one of the worst floods in the state in the 20th century, with more than 1,000 deaths. It also had the worst flooding in the mid-20th century in the area of the same period, with over 1,500 deaths. The area has been hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, which left more than 2,500 people dead or missing in the wake of the disaster. The Parish has a long history of poverty, with the majority of its residents having lived in the town for more than a decade. The population has been declining since the early 1980s, when it reached a high of 3,500. It reached a low of 1,800 people in the early 1990s, with most of the population living in the city of about 1,200 people.

Sister cities

Sister cities are sister cities that share a common history, culture and history. Sister cities are often considered to be the sister cities of each other. The two cities are located near each other in the U.S. state of Washington, D.C. and the city of Chicago. They are also sister cities in the state of Illinois and the state capital of Chicago, Chicago.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana = 84. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 100. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in New Iberia = 5.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 28,555 individuals with a median age of 35.1 age the population grows by 1.52% in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,563.06 residents per square mile of area (989.64/km²). There are average 2.64 people per household in the 12,159 households with an average household income of $33,050 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.00% of the available work force and has dropped -1.46% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.08%. The number of physicians in New Iberia per 100,000 population = 124.2.


The annual rainfall in New Iberia = 59.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 222. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 42 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 26, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana which are owned by the occupant = 56.62%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 41 years with median home cost = $34,650 and home appreciation of -9.83%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.64 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,649 per student. There are 14.3 students for each teacher in the school, 372 students for each Librarian and 216 students for each Counselor. 2.65% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.90% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.37% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • New Iberia's population in Iberia Parish, Louisiana of 6,815 residents in 1900 has increased 4,19-fold to 28,555 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.00% female residents and 47.00% male residents live in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana.

    As of 2020 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana are married and the remaining 49.37% are single population.

  • 22.1 minutes is the average time that residents in New Iberia require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.34% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.49% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.74% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.08% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, 56.62% are owner-occupied homes, another 33.21% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.17% are vacant.

  • The 69.18% of the population in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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