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Overview

Introduction to New Iberia, Louisiana

New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia county, is 19 miles SE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 104 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana.

New Iberia History

The city of New Iberia is the parish seat in Iberia Parish. The town of New Iberia dates back in the year 1779. It was during that time a group of 500 Malaguenian colonists and Bernardo de Galvez first entered the Bayou Teche area. They settled around the Spanish Lake. The Spanish settlers named the town Nueva Iberia in order to honor the Iberian Peninsula. The French referred the town as "Nouvelle Ibérie" and the English settlers used to call it New Town. New Iberia was incorporated as a city in the year 1839.

New Iberia and nearby Attractions

  • Cypremort Point State Park
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Arlington Plantation
  • Shadows - on - the - Teche
  • Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
  • Baton Rouge Zoo

Things To Do In New Iberia

The Cypremort Point State Park that offers facilities for camping, swimming, and fishing. In fact, it is a popular tourist attraction. The Baton Rogue Zoo is also worth visiting. Tourists can also visit the Arlington Plantation and the Lake Fausse Pointe State Park.

New Iberia Transportation

Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

New Iberia Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University and Louisiana Technical College.

People

Total Population 30,782
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 12,302
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $29,414
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,604
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,973

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,310
% Above Poverty Level 76.7%
% Below Poverty Level 23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $678
Median House Value $105,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.4%
Irish 2.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Iberia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Iberia
Standard Zip Codes 70560, 70563
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70562
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.003
Longitude -91.818

New Iberia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW IBERIA
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.8 inches
Station LAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches
Station GRAND COTEAU
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Broussard 9,637 $80,750
Delcambre 2,232 $46,850
Jeanerette 5,549 $35,822
Loreauville 722 $52,500
St. Martinville 6,105 $33,929
Youngsville 10,109 $91,181

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Iberia Public Libraries

Library
Iberia Parish Library
445 EAST MAIN STREET
New Iberia, Louisiana
(337) 373-0077
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New Iberia Hospitals

IBERIA GENERAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2315 E MAIN STREET
(337) 364-0441
Emergency Service: Yes

DAUTERIVE HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
600 NORTH LEWIS STREET
(337) 365-7311
Emergency Service: Yes

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New Iberia High Schools

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NEW IBERIA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1301 EAST ADMIRAL DOYLE DRIVE
337-369-6412
Serves 1,607 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

WESTGATE HIGH SCHOOL
2305 JEFFERSON ISLAND ROAD
337-365-2431
Serves 1,211 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

LEE STREET ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
500 LEE STREET
337-369-3696
A Non-traditional School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.3

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