New Iberia, Louisiana Population 2024

26,552

New Iberia is a city located in Iberia Parish, Lafayette Parish, St. Martin Parish, and Vermilion Parish Louisiana. New Iberia has a 2024 population of 26,552. New Iberia is currently declining at a rate of -1.7% annually and its population has decreased by -6.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,394 in 2020.

The average household income in New Iberia is $68,050 with a poverty rate of 30.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in New Iberia is 34.9 years, 34.6 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

New Iberia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New Iberia was:

  • White: 46.58%
  • Black or African American: 44.71%
  • Two or more races: 6.28%
  • Asian: 1.56%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
11.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,383.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.49% (-1,842)
The current population of New Iberia, Louisiana is 26,552 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,394.

New Iberia, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,21146.58%
Black or African American12,68244.71%
Two or more races1,7826.28%
Asian4431.56%
Other race1620.57%
Native American820.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

New Iberia Population by Race

New Iberia Population Pyramid 2024

New Iberia Median Age

34.9

Total

34.6

Male

35.4

Female

New Iberia Adults

There are 20,552 adults, (4,390 of whom are seniors) in New Iberia.

New Iberia Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Child Dependency Ratio

New Iberia Sex Ratio

Female14,46951.01%
Male13,89448.99%

New Iberia Population by Age

New Iberia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,2012.55149
Non Family3,9061.1841.158.9
Married3,7903.2578.121.9
Female2,2723.2427.972.1
Male1,2333.0141.858.2

3.09

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

New Iberia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0465.78%
9th to 12th Grade2,40013.25%
High School Graduate7,02038.76%
Some College3,54719.58%
Associates Degree1,1546.37%
Bachelors Degree2,06711.41%
Graduate Degree8774.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

New Iberia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Iberia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,4137,8081,930
Black7,2325,745614
2+ Races793623282
Hispanic729637215
Asian36924988
Other Race71678
Native American42220
Islander110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 35.56%.

New Iberia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,561$47,212$23,311
Less Than 9th Grade$25,469$35,758$18,956
High School Graduate$28,564$50,250$19,051
Some College$31,653$43,801$23,152
Bachelors Degree$50,707$63,586$41,552
Graduate Degree$83,203$84,961$65,104

$34,561

Average Earnings

$47,212

Average Male

$23,311

Average Female

New Iberia Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Iberia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

New Iberia Language

92.81% of New Iberia residents speak only English, while 7.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.3% of the population.

New Iberia Language

New Iberia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black12,5685,58344.42%
White12,7082,40618.93%
Multiple1,75234519.69%
Hispanic1,20923919.77%
Other1629961.11%
Asian4438719.64%

30.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.97%

Male Poverty Rate

36.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Iberia

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Iberia is Other, with 61.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Iberia is White, with 18.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.16%.

New Iberia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.9%
High School25.75%
Some College19.68%
Bachelors or Greater6.56%

New Iberia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.96%
Male Unemployed32.6%
Female Employed19.66%
Male Employed6.77%

New Iberia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Iberia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$47,108$68,050
Families$51,546$66,196
Married Families$74,069$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,455$66,610

mean

median

Income by Household Type

New Iberia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

Female Marriage Rate

New Iberia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

New Iberia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

New Iberia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

New Iberia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,256

Number of Veterans

1,089

Male Veterans

167

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam361
Second Gulf War349
First Gulf War342
Korea84
World War II24

New Iberia Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+380
35 to 54337
65 to 74244
55 to 64160
18 to 34135

New Iberia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6836.41%
Black4265.06%
2+ Races14716.1%
Hispanic161.79%

New Iberia Veterans by Race

New Iberia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Iberia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

New Iberia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

New Iberia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

New Iberia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.26%

Born in New Iberia

97.59%

Native Born

2.41%

Foreign Born

1.48%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.59% of New Iberia residents were born in the United States, with 88.26% having been born in Louisiana. 1.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

New Iberia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,249-461-1.87%
202824,710-460-1.83%
202725,170-461-1.8%
202625,631-460-1.76%
202526,091-461-1.74%
202426,552-460-1.7%
202327,012-461-1.68%
202227,473-507-1.81%
202127,980-414-1.46%
202028,394-5-0.02%
201928,399-480-1.66%
201828,879-580-1.97%
201729,459-536-1.79%
201629,995-412-1.35%
201530,407-106-0.35%
201430,513-117-0.38%
201330,630-33-0.11%
201230,663-5-0.02%
201130,668680.22%
201030,600-2,023-6.2%
200032,6237952.5%
199031,828-938-2.86%
198032,7662,6198.69%
197030,1471,0853.73%
196029,06212,59576.49%
195016,4672,72019.79%
194013,7475,74471.77%
19308,0031,72527.48%
19206,278-1,221-16.28%
19107,49968410.04%
19006,8153,36897.71%
18903,44773827.24%
18802,70900%
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New Iberia Population by Year