New Iberia, Louisiana Population 2023

27,937

New Iberia is a city located in Iberia Parish Louisiana. With a 2023 population of 27,937, it is the 17th largest city in Louisiana and the 1648th largest city in the United States.New Iberia is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -2.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,555 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, New Iberia has a population density of 2,508 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Iberia is $54,126 with a poverty rate of 33.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in New Iberia is 36.4 years, 35.7 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

New Iberia Demographics

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

  • White: 52.33%
  • Black or African American: 41.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.23%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Other race: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of New Iberia, Louisiana is 27,937 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,555.

New Iberia, Louisiana Population 2023

Population by Race

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 2023

New Iberia Median Age

36.4

Total

35.7

Male

36.6

Female

New Iberia Adults

There are 21,158 adults, (4,589 of whom are seniors) in New Iberia.

New Iberia Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Child Dependency Ratio

New Iberia Sex Ratio

Female15,04851.95%
Male13,91748.05%

New Iberia Population by Age

New Iberia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.12

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

New Iberia Households and Families

Male

Female

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

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.5%.

New Iberia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$30,821

Average Earnings

$40,404

Average Male

$20,596

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

91.91% of New Iberia residents speak only English, while 8.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.73% of the population.

New Iberia Language

New Iberia Poverty by Race

rate

33.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.45%

Male Poverty Rate

29.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Iberia

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Iberia is Other, with 70.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Iberia is White, with 18.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.94%.

New Iberia Poverty

New Iberia Poverty Rate by Education

New Iberia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Iberia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

New Iberia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

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 55-64.

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

1,640

Number of Veterans

1,223

Male Veterans

417

Female Veterans

New Iberia Veterans by War

New Iberia Veterans by Age

count

New Iberia Veterans by Race

New Iberia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Iberia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

10.7%

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

90.41%

Born in New Iberia

98.71%

Native Born

2.72%

Foreign Born

1.5%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.71% of New Iberia residents were born in the United States, with 90.41% having been born in Louisiana. 1.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

New Iberia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

New Iberia Population by Year