New Iberia, Louisiana Population 2021

27,432
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New Iberia is a city located in Iberia Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 27,432, it is the 12th largest city in Louisiana and the 1402nd largest city in the United States . New Iberia is currently declining at a rate of -1.83% annually and its population has decreased by -10.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,617 in 2010. New Iberia reached it's highest population of 32,766 in 1980. Spanning over 11 miles, New Iberia has a population density of 2,463 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Iberia is $54,126 with a poverty rate of 27.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $762 per month, and the median house value is $114,600. The median age in New Iberia is 36.2 years, 35.2 years for males, and 37 years for females.

New Iberia Demographics

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

  • White: 53.70%
  • Black or African American: 40.77%
  • Two or more races: 2.92%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Other race: 1.06%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of New Iberia, Louisiana is 27,432 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,965.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,617.

New Iberia, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,81853.70%
Black or African American12,01040.77%
Two or More Races8602.92%
Asian4221.43%
Some Other Race3111.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.12%
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New Iberia Population by Race

New Iberia Population Pyramid $2021

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New Iberia Median Age

36.2


Total

35.2


Male

37


Female

New Iberia Adults

There are 21,785 adults, (4,663 of whom are seniors) in New Iberia.

New Iberia Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

New Iberia Sex Ratio

Female

15,011

50.96%

Male

14,445

49.04%

New Iberia Population by Age

New Iberia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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New Iberia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All56.1%43.9%
Male45.5%54.5%
Non Family43.6%56.4%
Female38.6%61.4%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Iberia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0302.6356.1
Married4,2683.1978.2
Non Family3,6921.243.6
Female2,2333.6238.6
Male8373.5345.5

3.24

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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New Iberia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6708.66%
9th to 12th Grade2,43812.65%
High School Graduate8,00541.52%
Some College2,84814.77%
Associates Degree1,0545.47%
Bachelors Degree2,40212.46%
Graduate Degree8614.47%
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New Iberia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Iberia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,0269,0672,422
Black7,0135,252727
Hispanic72359763
Asian33119042
2+ Races21710119
Other Race209174
Native American2612

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 83.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.97%.

New Iberia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,735$39,232$21,671
Less Than 9th Grade$21,396$31,514$16,103
High School Graduate$26,217$38,884$16,830
Some College$30,787$36,831$22,767
Bachelors Degree$46,453$57,227$43,355
Graduate Degree$52,614$83,281$

$29,735

Average Earnings

$39,232

Average Male

$21,671

Average Female

New Iberia Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Iberia Language by Age

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New Iberia Language

90.81% of New Iberia residents speak only English, while 9.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.06% of the population.

New Iberia Language

New Iberia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,8755,15543.41%
White14,9742,02113.50%
Hispanic1,11642538.08%
Multiple85229634.74%
Other31124177.49%
Asian42213832.70%

27.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.52%

Male Poverty Rate

29.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Iberia

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Iberia is Other, with 77.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Iberia is White, with 13.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.72%.

New Iberia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.01%
High School21.34%
Some College17.01%
Bachelors or Greater6.58%

New Iberia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.25%
Male Unemployed53.03%
Female Employed14.41%
Male Employed9.25%

New Iberia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Iberia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,221$54,126
Families$45,640$60,212
Married Families$70,690-
Non Families$28,021$38,482
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Income by Household Type

New Iberia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

New Iberia Married by Age and Sex

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New Iberia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

New Iberia Marital Status by Race

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New Iberia Marital Status

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1,427

Number of Veterans

1,234

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam587
First Gulf War312
Second Gulf War250
Korea111
World War II51

New Iberia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74401
35 to 54330
75+304
55 to 64266
18 to 34126

New Iberia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8806.95%
Black5386.50%
2+ Races94.15%

New Iberia Veterans by Race

New Iberia Veterans by Education

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16.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Iberia Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

New Iberia Employment by Age

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New Iberia Employment by Race

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New Iberia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.93%

Born in New Iberia

96.66%

Native Born

3.34%

Foreign Born

2.14%

Non Citizen

1.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.66% of New Iberia residents were born in the United States, with 87.93% having been born in Louisiana. 2.14% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,432-511-1.83%
202027,943-511-1.80%
201928,454-511-1.76%
201828,965-530-1.80%
201729,495-542-1.80%
201630,037-396-1.30%
201530,433-105-0.34%
201430,538-112-0.37%
201330,650-30-0.10%
201230,680-2-0.01%
201130,682720.24%
201030,610-2,013-0.63%
200032,6237950.25%
199031,828-938-0.29%
198032,7662,6190.84%
197030,1471,0850.37%
196029,06212,5955.85%
195016,4672,7201.82%
194013,7475,7445.56%
19308,0031,7252.46%
19206,278-1,221-1.76%
19107,4996840.96%
19006,8153,3687.05%
18903,4477382.44%
18802,7090.00%

New Iberia Population by Year