Iberia Parish, Louisiana
Iberia Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is New Iberia.
The parish was formed in 1868 during the Reconstruction era and named for the Iberian Peninsula. It is part of the 22-parish Acadiana region of the state, with a large Francophone population.
Some of its ethnic French residents had ancestors who settled here after being expelled in the 18th century by the British from Acadia in present-day Canada. Historically, it has also been a center for sugar cane cultivation and produces the most sugar of any parish in the state.
Iberia Parish is part of the Lafayette metropolitan area. The Port of Iberia has a waterway with access to the Gulf Coast.
Population & More
Median Household Income: $ 46,861
Persons in poverty: 21.9 %
High school graduate: 79.9 %
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.6 %
Persons without health insurance: 11.4 %
Number of Companies: 7,275
Men owned firms: 3,606
Women owned firms: 2,857
Cities & Zip Codes: Delcambre, 70528 - Erath, 70533 - Jeanerette, 70544 - Loreauville, 70552 - New Iberia, 70560, 70562, 70563 - Saint Martinville, 70582 - Avery Island, 70513 - Lydia, 70569.