New Iberia, LA
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New Iberia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 30,754 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, New Iberia is the 13th largest community in Louisiana.

New Iberia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Iberia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Iberia who work in sales jobs (13.26%), office and administrative support (12.51%), and food service (6.17%).

The percentage of adults in New Iberia with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.20% of adults in New Iberia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Iberia in 2010 was $21,769, which is middle income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,076 for a family of four. However, New Iberia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

New Iberia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Iberia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Iberia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Iberia include German, French Canadian, Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in New Iberia is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.