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New Iberia is in Iberia Parish.

It is the parish seat.

The latitude of New Iberia is 30.003N. The longitude is -91.818W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,502.


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Median household income
Local
$26,079
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Iberia demographic reports
New Iberia is on the Bayou Teche.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 250. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Sugar Cane Festival - Sept. 26-30, 2007
  • Cajun Hot Sauce Festival - March 13-15, 2007
  • Cajun Food Fest - Sept. 7-8, 2007
  • Les Cadiens du Teche Cajun Music Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Festival of Live Oaks - March 17, 2007
  • Bunk Johnson Jazz, Arts & Heritage Festival - May 25-27, 2007
  • Festival of Riches Square Dance Festival - Aug. 10-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check New Iberia web sites and events links in the sections below.
New Iberia attractions: Live Oak Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Shadows-on-the-Teche
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 112

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Ancestry & family history

4% of New Iberia residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Iberia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Iberia was $13,084, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of New Iberia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Iberia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.


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Libraries in New Iberia include City Park Branch, Coteau Branch, Iberia Parish Library, Morton Branch, West End Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in New Iberia include New Iberia Daily Iberian

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Iberia Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Iberia political report.

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The average commute time for New Iberia workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Iberia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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