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The 2000 Census showed that Iberia Parish had a population of 73,266 people. This represented 1.64% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 17th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Iberia had a population of 75,101 people. This is an increase of 2.5% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201073,240  
200975,101+2.5%+0.11% since 2008
200875,020+2.39%+0.28% since 2007
200774,810+2.11%+0.44% since 2006
200674,481+1.66%+1.2% since 2005
200573,599+0.45%+0.27% since 2004
200473,399+0.18% 
200373,390+0.17% 
200273,345+0.11%+0.09% since 2001
200173,277  
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200073,266The Last Census

Iberia Parish had 27,844 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Iberia Parish has a total area<3> of 1,030 square miles [2,669 km²]. Of this total, 575 square miles [1,489 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (44.21%) being water (455.7 square miles [1,180 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Iberia Parish had a population density of 127.4 people per square mile [49.19 people/km²], making it the state's 15th most densely populated county (out of 64 parishes).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Iberia Parish is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Iberia and the state of Louisiana.

Click here for the Iberia Parish QuickFact (QF-22045).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Iberia Parish:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
New IberiaQF-225403532,87532,6230.77%
JeaneretteQF-22380755,8455,997-2.53%

Below are the parishes that adjoin and form the boundaries of Iberia Parish. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

ParishCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AssumptionQF-22007   E22,87423,388-2.2%
IbervilleQF-22047   NE32,50533,320-2.45%
LafayetteQF-22055   NW210,954190,50310.74%
Saint MartinQF-22099   N52,21748,5837.48%
Saint MaryQF-22101   SE50,81553,500-5.02%
VermilionQF-22113   W56,14153,8074.34%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Iberia. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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