Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 12010
New Iberia, LA 70562
Phone: (337) 365-7282
Fax: (337) 365-0737

On the central southern border of LA, southeast of Lafayette; organized Oct 30, 1868 from Saint Martin and Saint Mary parishes. Name Origin: For the European peninsula containing present-day Spain and Portugal

Area (sq mi):: 1030.86 (land 575.13; water 455.73) Population per square mile: 129.30
Population 2005: 74,388 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 7.30% Population 2000: 73,266 (White 64.30%; Black or African American 30.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 1.90%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,145; median household $31,204; Population below poverty level: 23.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,018-$23,533
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • New Iberia County seat (32,499)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff Louis Ackal was caught on tape threatening to shoot a federal prosecutor between his "Jewish eyes." Ackal is currently being charged with directing deputies to beat inmates in the jail's chapel, where there are no security cameras.
    While the awardee from Iberia Parish in Louisiana was focused on nutrition among school-age children, the other two grant-awarded programs involve behavioral health efforts.
    Martin and Iberia parish school districts and the Gulf River Parishes team, which includes the Orleans, Jefferson and St.
    Lieutenant Richard Fleming of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department said one of the male occupants of the house struggled with Jack and was able to wrestle the rifle away from him, and then shot him with it.
    —Louis Ackal, Sheriff, LSP Retired, Iberia Parish
    "The services provided to our members will be enhanced by incorporating this progressive account management solution," said Connie Roy, president/CEO of Lafayette Schools' FCU, which serves employees of the Lafayette, Acadia and Iberia Parish school boards, Crowley city employees and Acadiana High School and Broadmoor Elementary school students.
    Jefferson Island Storage & Hub LLC, based in Erath, La., already operates two natural gas storage caverns in a salt dome under Lake Peigneur in Iberia Parish and wants to add two more.
    Other new officers include: Fran Thibodeaux, Iberia Parish CVB, vice chairman; Kyle Edmiston, Ruston-Lincoln CVB, secretary; Norman Marmillion, Laura Plantation, treasurer and Sharon Alford, Houma Area CVB, past chairman.
    He has left New Orleans and returned to New Iberia, and is a detective with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department.
    Ten WNV-positive bird or mosquito samples were from Harris County; the other three positive dead bird samples were submitted from Galveston County, Texas, and Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
    Department of Justice lawsuit filed against Iberia Parish Jail in Louisiana, one inmate allegedly spent eight days in a restraint chair.
    Martin parish and two other in Iberia parish were destroyed and burned in August 1874 by members of the White League.