New Iberia, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Iberia, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of New Iberia had a population of 30,640 as of July 1, 2016. New Iberia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Iberia is located at latitude 30.0055 and longitude -91.8203 in Iberia Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of New Iberia (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Iberia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of New Iberia (GNIS ID: 2404363) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of New Iberia is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iberia Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Iberia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Iberia: Iberia, New Town, Nouvelle Iberie, Nueva Iberia, Nuevo Iberia.

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New Iberia, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,640
Population in Households 30,293
Population in Familes 24,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 347
Population Density1 2,751
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 11,867
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 7,761
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,528 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,339 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,565 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $107,247
Average Home Value $140,709


Median Household Income $35,858
Average Household Income $52,006
Per Capita Income $20,519
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.1%
Households 0.22% 0.24%
Families 0.01% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Iberia, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Iberia to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 97th
Population Density1 # 21 96th
Diversity Index2 # 42 91st
Median Household Income # 299 37th
Per Capita Income # 273 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.