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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,717
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+12,323
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married38.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,520
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,421
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,397

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,335
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$705
Median House Value$105,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.9%
French Except Basque15.2%
German4.5%
Canadian4.1%
Irish2.5%
Italian2.4%
English2.2%
Polish1.6%
African0.6%
Nigerian0.4%
Swedish0.2%
Liberian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Russian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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New Iberia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Iberia Parish
Standard Zip Codes70560, 70563
P.O. Box Zip Codes70562
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30
Approximate Longitude-91.81

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)

StationNEW IBERIA
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp59 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.8 inches
StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip62.1 inches
StationGRAND COTEAU
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp56 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 82 F
Annual Precip63.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Broussard10,221$83,839
Delcambre2,273$48,250
Jeanerette5,526$33,158
Loreauville756$47,500
St. Martinville6,096$34,706
Youngsville10,878$91,907

New Iberia Public Libraries

Iberia Parish Library
445 E. MAIN ST.
New Iberia, Louisiana
(337) 364-7150

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New Iberia Hospitals

Iberia Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
532 Jefferson Terrace Street
(337) 364-6923
Dauterive Hospital
(Proprietary)
600 N Lewis Ave.
(337) 365-7311
Iberia Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
2315 E Main St
(337) 369-1100

New Iberia Public Schools

Anderson Middle School
1059 Anderson Street
ZIP: 70560
(337) 365-3932
Middle
Total Enrollment 559
Caneview Elementary School
5301 Hwy 90 Frontage Road
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-6517
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Center Street Elementary School
1520 Center Street
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-9059
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Coteau Elementary School
2414 Coteau Road
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-3653
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Iberia Middle School
613 Weeks Island Road
ZIP: 70560
(337) 364-3927
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Jefferson Island Road Elementary
6007 Jefferson Island Road
ZIP: 70560
(337) 365-1120
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Johnston Hopkins Elementary School
1200 Hopkins Street
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-9687
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Magnolia Elementary
3116 East Admiral Doyle Drive
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
New Iberia Senior High School
1301 East Admiral Doyle Drive
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-6412
High
Total Enrollment 1800
North Street Elementary School
121 North Street
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-6636
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Park Elementary School
1609 West Admiral Doyle Drive
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-6189
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Pesson Addition Elementary School
619 Broussard Street
ZIP: 70560
(337) 369-9907
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Sugarland Elementary School
2403 Jefferson Island Road
ZIP: 70560
(337) 365-9624
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Westgate High School
2305 Jefferson Island Road
ZIP: 70560
(337) 365-2431
High
Total Enrollment 1098
Belle Place Middle School
4110 Loreauville Road
ZIP: 70563
(337) 364-2141
Middle
Total Enrollment 485
Daspit Road Elementary School
1103 Daspit Road
ZIP: 70563
(337) 364-2371
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Dodson Street Elementary School
420 Dodson Street
ZIP: 70563
(337) 369-3738
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
North Lewis Elementary School
604 North Lewis Street
ZIP: 70563
(337) 369-6132
Primary
Total Enrollment 722

New Iberia Private Schools

Assembly Christian School
4219 E Admiral Doyle Dr
ZIP: 70560
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 267
Catholic High School
1301 De Lasalle Dr
ZIP: 70560
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 835
Epiphany Day School
120 Jefferson St
ZIP: 70560
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
St Edward School
175 Porter St
ZIP: 70560
Elementary
Total Enrollment 290
Highland Baptist Christian School
708 Angers St
ZIP: 70563
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 437
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