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Encyclopedia > Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. The parish seat is New Iberia and as of 2000, the population is 73,266.

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Geography

The parish has a total area of 2,670 km2 (1,031 mi2). 1,490 km2 (575 mi2) of it is land and 1,180 km2 (456 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 44.21% water.


Adjacent parishes

  • St, Martin Parish (north)
  • Iberville Parish (northeast)
  • Assumption Parish (east)
  • St. Mary Parish (southeast)
  • Gulf of Mexico (south)
  • Vermilion Parish (west)
  • Lafayette Parish (northwest)

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 73,266 people, 25,381 households, and 19,162 families residing in the parish. The population density is 49/km2 (127/mi2). There are 27,844 housing units at an average density of 19/km2 (48/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 65.08% White, 30.81% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.93% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 25,381 households out of which 39.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% are married couples living together, 17.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% are non-families. 21.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.28.


In the parish the population is spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.80 males.


The median income for a household in the parish is $31,204, and the median income for a family is $36,017. Males have a median income of $32,399 versus $18,174 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $14,145. 23.60% of the population and 20.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.50% of those under the age of 18 and 20.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Delcambre
  • Jeanerette
  • Loreauville
  • Lydia
  • New Iberia

External link

  • Convention and Vistor's Bureau website (http://www.iberiaparish.com/)

State of Louisiana
Regions
Acadiana - Florida Parishes - Greater New Orleans - Northwest Louisiana
Largest Cities
Alexandria - Baton Rouge - Bossier City - Houma - Kenner - Lafayette - Lake Charles - Metairie - Monroe - New Iberia - New Orleans - Shreveport
Parishes

Acadia - Allen - Ascension - Assumption - Avoyelles - Beauregard - Bienville - Bossier - Caddo - Calcasieu - Caldwell - Cameron - Catahoula - Claiborne - Concordia - De Soto - East Baton Rouge - East Carroll - East Feliciana - Evangeline - Franklin - Grant - Iberia - Iberville - Jackson - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis -
La Salle - Lafayette - Lafourche - Lincoln - Livingston - Madison - Morehouse - Natchitoches - Orleans - Ouachita - Plaquemines - Pointe Coupee - Rapides -
Red River - Richland - Sabine - St. Bernard - St. Charles - St. Helena - St. James - St. John the Baptist - St. Landry - St. Martin - St. Mary - St. Tammany - Tangipahoa - Tensas - Terrebonne - Union - Vermilion - Vernon - Washington - Webster - West Baton Rouge - West Carroll - West Feliciana - Winn


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Iberia Parish, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
Iberia Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
The parish seat is New Iberia and As of 2000, the population was 73,266.
In the parish the population was spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older.
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