New Iberia, Louisiana Population 2020

28,053

New Iberia is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 28,053, it is the 12th largest city in Louisiana and the 1355th largest city in the United States. New Iberia is currently declining at a rate of -1.83% annually and its population has decreased by -8.37% 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 2,518 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Iberia is $52,962 with a poverty rate of 25.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $750 per month, and the median house value is $106,900. The median age in New Iberia is 36.4 years, 35.3 years for males, and 36.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.5 males.

New Iberia Demographics

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

  • White: 53.57%
  • Black or African American: 40.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.52%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Other race: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of New Iberia, Louisiana is 28,053, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,099.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,617.

New Iberia, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,06653.57%
Black or African American12,24540.83%
Two or More Races7572.52%
Asian6082.03%
Some Other Race2840.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.11%

New Iberia Population Pyramid 2020

New Iberia Median Age

36.4


Total

35.3


Male

36.8


Female

New Iberia Adults

There are 22,103 adults, (4,352 of whom are seniors) in New Iberia.

New Iberia Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

New Iberia Sex Ratio

Female

15,188

50.64%

Male

14,804

49.36%

New Iberia Households and Families

New Iberia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

New Iberia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All54.8%45.2%
Female44.5%55.5%
Male41.1%58.9%
Non Family40.7%59.3%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,1412.6654.8
Married4,3073.3375.2
Non Family3,9631.2140.7
Female2,1333.7744.5
Male7383.2941.1

3.37

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Iberia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8439.52%
9th to 12th Grade2,66713.78%
High School Graduate7,96541.14%
Some College2,95715.27%
Associates Degree9564.94%
Bachelors Degree2,21511.44%
Graduate Degree7573.91%

New Iberia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,8558,6932,239
Black6,9485,056521
Hispanic82765483
Asian51333593
Multiple Races24916247
Other Race197146
Native American329

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 80.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.63%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,881$36,648$22,057
Less Than High School$22,022$31,810$13,875
High School Grad$26,402$31,967$16,979
Some College$31,709$40,172$26,528
Bachelors Degree$42,416$44,048$41,875
Graduate Degree$52,535$77,500$

$29,881

Average Earnings

$36,648

Average Male

$22,057

Average Female

New Iberia Language

New Iberia Language by Age

New Iberia Language

88.96% of New Iberia residents speak only English, while 11.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.59% of the population.

New Iberia Poverty

New Iberia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,1045,17342.74%
White15,0061,90212.67%
Hispanic1,24626821.51%
Multiple72018425.56%
Other28415755.28%
Asian60810216.78%
Native18950.00%

25.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.12%

Male Poverty Rate

27.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Iberia

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Iberia is Other, with 55.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Iberia is White, with 12.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.46%
High School21.78%
Some College12.95%
Bachelors or Greater6.99%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.17%
Male Unemployed52.25%
Female Employed13.29%
Male Employed10.10%

New Iberia Income

New Iberia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,628$52,962
Families$49,968$60,880
Married Families$70,184-
Non Families$29,283$36,965

New Iberia Marital Status

New Iberia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

New Iberia Married by Age and Sex

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

New Iberia Veterans

1,541

Number of Veterans

1,370

Male Veterans

171

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam604
First Gulf War339
Second Gulf War212
Korea136
World War II58
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74419
35 to 54417
75+326
55 to 64294
18 to 3485
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0348.14%
Black4955.92%
2 or More124.58%

$New Iberia Veterans by Education

16.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Iberia Employment Status

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

New Iberia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.08%

Born in Louisiana

95.83%

Native Born

4.17%

Foreign Born

2.82%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.83% of New Iberia residents were born in the United States, with 87.08% having been born in Louisiana. 2.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,053-523-1.83%
201928,576-523-1.80%
201829,099-510-1.72%
201729,609-523-1.74%
201630,132-375-1.23%
201530,507-93-0.30%
201430,600-98-0.32%
201330,698-14-0.05%
201230,712140.05%
201130,698810.26%
201030,617-2,006-0.63%
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%