New Iberia, LA

New Iberia profile

Living in New Iberia

New Iberia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 28,454 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, New Iberia is the 13th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, New Iberia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Iberia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Iberia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Iberia who work in sales jobs (10.53%), office and administrative support (10.40%), and teaching (7.02%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of New Iberia rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.93% of adults 25 and older in New Iberia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in New Iberia in 2018 was $21,171, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,684 for a family of four. However, New Iberia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

New Iberia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Iberia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Iberia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Iberia include French, Acadian/Cajun, German, Irish, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in New Iberia is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.