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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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New Iberia is a town in Louisiana with a population of 30,292. New Iberia is in Iberia Parish. Living in New Iberia offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in New Iberia and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in New Iberia are above average.
About New Iberia...
Population
30,292

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$731
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in New Iberia

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,059
National
$55,322
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New Iberia is renowned for its unique culture and cuisine, which draw from the melting pot of its Spanish-French-African American-Creole heritage. The live oak lined Main Street is the spot to stop by an art gallery or dine at a local restaurant with Cajun and Creole influences and fresh Louisiana seafood. Fondly called the "Queen City of the Teche,” this area is known as the spiciest, saltiest, sweetest place on Earth from the abundance of hot pepper sauce, salt domes and sugar cane fields.
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This is the happiest town I have ever seen. The locals accept outsiders with open arms. Nearly every week they are celebrating something. Anyone who says there is nothing to do here must live in a closet. I find myself having to choose most times which event I will attend. The new police force has brought so much optimism. There are so many festivals and local attractions such as The Shadows, The Teche Museum, Tabasco, Konriko Rice Mill, Jefferson Island, Isle of Iberia, Iberia Performing Arts, Beneath the Balconies, Books Along the Teche Literary Festival, The Spanish Festival, The Sugarcane Festival, Classic Movie Night, The Dragon Boat Races, and even the restaurants are starting to come one by one. I could go on and on because this town is on an upswing.
I was born and raised here. I would like to see more of the community living as one all in all. Through the years times have changed this small community but, I know that with God we can come together and make this place great again. My family is here and my heart will always remain for wanting to make my home town great and better for the up and coming individuals in our home town. We can continue to improve and show the up and coming generations what all life has to offer us. We just have to believe in ourselves.