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Iberia Parish, Louisiana
- St, Martin Parish (north)
- Iberville Parish (northeast)
- Assumption Parish (east)
- St. Mary Parish (southeast)
- Gulf of Mexico (south)
- Vermilion Parish (west)
- Lafayette Parish (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 73,266 people, 25,381 households, and 19,162 families residing in the parish. The population density is 49/km2 (127/mi2). There are 27,844 housing units at an average density of 19/km2 (48/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 65.08% White, 30.81% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.93% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 25,381 households out of which 39.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% are married couples living together, 17.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% are non-families. 21.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.28.
In the parish the population is spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the parish is $31,204, and the median income for a family is $36,017. Males have a median income of $32,399 versus $18,174 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $14,145. 23.60% of the population and 20.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.50% of those under the age of 18 and 20.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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