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New Iberia, Louisiana

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New Iberia is a small city located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 32,623.

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Geography

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Location of New Iberia, Louisiana

New Iberia is located at 30°0'13" North, 91°49'6" West (30.003577, -91.818454)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.4 km² (10.6 mi²). 27.4 km² (10.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Among the lakes is Lake Peigneur, which was formerly a freshwater lake until a disaster involving oil drilling and a salt mine. The lake is now salt water, having been refilled by the Gulf of Mexico.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 32,623 people, 11,756 households, and 8,335 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,192.8/km² (3,088.8/mi²). There are 12,880 housing units at an average density of 470.9/km² (1,219.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 56.99% White, 38.42% African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,756 households out of which 36.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% are married couples living together, 20.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% are non-families. 25.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.24.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $26,079, and the median income for a family is $30,828. Males have a median income of $30,289 versus $16,980 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,084. 29.5% of the population and 24.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 40.8% of those under the age of 18 and 20.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Events

New Iberia was home to early jazz legend Bunk Johnson in his later years, and hosts an annual Bunk Johnson/New Iberia Jazz, Arts & Heritage Festival, also known as the BunkFest.

Since 1941, New Iberia has annually hosted the Sugar Cane Festival and associated events during autumn, to celebrate the commencement of the sugar cane harvest, locally referred to as the grinding. Sugar cane is a principal crop grown by New Iberia farmers.

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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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