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A+ New Iberia Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ New Iberia Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than Louisiana
New Iberia
8614% less expensive than the US average
Louisiana
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
New Iberia cost of living
F New Iberia Crime Total crime is 31% higher than Louisiana
Total crime
5,14287% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2087% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%Year over year crime is up
New Iberia crime
F New Iberia Employment Household income is 16% lower than Louisiana
Median household income
$38,24031% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,07526% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%51% higher than the US average
New Iberia employment
D+ New Iberia Housing Home value is 29% lower than Louisiana
Median home value
$105,00043% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$70526% lower than the US average
Home ownership
59%7% lower than the US average
New Iberia real estate or New Iberia rentals
B- New Iberia Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Louisiana
High school grad. rates
69%16% lower than the US average
School test scores
66%35% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:112% lower than the US average
New Iberia K-12 schools

Living in New Iberia, LA

Located in the state of Louisiana, New Iberia is a moderately-sized city with a population of 30,717 residents. New Iberia is mostly populated by White (52%) and Black or African American (41%) ethnic groups. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in New Iberia. With average one way commute time of only 22 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in New Iberia, Louisiana. To help you find the best places to live in and around New Iberia, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and more.

New Iberia, LA receives 72 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #174 in Louisiana and #8,357 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, New Iberia has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+), weather (B+) and education (B-). On a more negative note, New Iberia does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in New Iberia, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in New Iberia: Shadows on the Teche, Konriko Company Store, and Rip Van Winkle Gardens.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in New Iberia have a test score average of 66%, which is well above the US average.

New Iberia real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in New Iberia. The median home price for New Iberia homes is $105,000, which is 29.2% lower than the Louisiana average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in New Iberia, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 15.2% lower than the Louisiana average.

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Compare New Iberia, LA Livability To Other Cities

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New Iberia: The Queen City of the Bayou Teche

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New Iberia, Louisiana is a place that I am proud to call my home. Known as the Queen City of the Bayou Teche, everything that a person needs to call place home is here. Beautiful weather, neighbors that are friendly, a fantastic school system, and recreational opportunities that seem to be endless are all waiting for you here in my town.

If living in Bew Iberia, Louisiana you will see that the local history is based on the life of the Cajun country. This influences everything, right down to the cuisine that is to be found. For the best seafood experience in town, I suggest dining at Boiling Point which is located on highway 90 West.

Whether just visiting or making plans to make this you home, the best areas in New Iberia, Louisiana is basically any area that you explore. There is truly something here for everyone from low country boils in the local seafood restaurants to casinos like the Cypress Bayou Casino, there is enjoyment to be had by all.
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Source: The New Iberia, LA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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