Iberia Parish, LA

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Population

73,346

0.614% decline

Poverty Rate

20.4%


Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$44,504

0.155% decline

Number of Employees

30,316

2.42% decline

Median Property Value

$106,700

6.38% growth

About

In 2017, Iberia Parish, LA had a population of 73.3k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $44,504. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Iberia Parish, LA declined from 73,799 to 73,346, a -0.614% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,573 to $44,504, a -0.155% decrease.

The population of Iberia Parish, LA is 59.2% White Alone, 31.4% Black or African American Alone, and 4.04% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Iberia Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iberia Parish, LA are J's Barber College (9 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Iberia Parish, LA is $106,700, and the homeownership rate is 67.1%. Most people in Iberia Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Iberia Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Iberia Parish, LA employs 30.3k people. The largest industries in Iberia Parish, LA are Retail Trade (4,065 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,881 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,186 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,438), Utilities ($54,779), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,016).

Median household income in Iberia Parish, LA is $44,504. Males in Iberia Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Iberia Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,504

2017 value

± $2,274

-0.155%

1 Year Growth

± 6.8%

Households in Iberia Parish, LA have a median annual income of $44,504, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,573 in 2016, which represents a -0.155% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Iberia Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 306

  2. Census Tract 307

  3. Census Tract 302

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iberia Parish, LA was Census Tract 306 with a value of $77,108, followed by Census Tract 307 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $58,841 and $54,408.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iberia Parish, LA (14.7k out of 72.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    7,873 ± 646

  2. White

    5,308 ± 543

  3. Hispanic

    744 ± 203

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Iberia Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

30.3k

2017 Value

± 1,336

-2.42%

1 Year decline

± 6.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iberia Parish, LA declined at a rate of -2.42%, from 31.1k employees to 30.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iberia Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,329 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,224 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,376 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iberia Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Iberia Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,329 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,224 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,376 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Iberia Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.32 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.87 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Iberia Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,161), Legal Occupations ($68,819), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,439).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.3k

2017 Value

± 1,336

-2.42%

1 Year decline

± 6.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iberia Parish, LA declined at a rate of -2.42%, from 31.1k employees to 30.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iberia Parish, LA, are Retail Trade (4,065 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,881 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,186 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iberia Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Iberia Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Iberia Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (4,065 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,881 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,186 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Iberia Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (19.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.89 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Iberia Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,438), Utilities ($54,779), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,016).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $79.9B

  2. $78.1B

  3. $43.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $79.9B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($78.1B) and Basic chemicals ($43.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$395B

2020 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

20.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $395B. This is expected to increase 20.5% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $41.9B

  2. $38.6B

  3. $13.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $41.9B, followed by Mississippi with $38.6B and Florida and $13.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.1% of the population of Iberia Parish, LA has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.917% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Iberia Parish, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Iberia Parish, LA see 2058 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.4% increase from the previous year (1848 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1832 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 788 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,058 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iberia Parish, LA see an average of 2,058 patients per year. This represents a 11.4% increase from the previous year (1,848 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iberia Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.9%

Uninsured

39.8%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

0.917%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iberia Parish, LA declined by 9.04% from 15.3% to 13.9%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

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Diversity

Iberia Parish, LA is home to a population of 73.3k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.85% of Iberia Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.82k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Iberia Parish, LA is composed of 43.4k White Alone residents (59.2%), 23k Black or African American Alone residents (31.4%), 2.96k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.04%), 2.04k Asian Alone residents (2.77%), 1.83k Two or More Races residents (2.49%), 57 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0777%), 37 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0504%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Iberia Parish, LA was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Iberia Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Iberia Parish, LA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.82k people

3.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.88k people

As of 2017, 3.85% of Iberia Parish, LA residents (2.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Iberia Parish, LA was 3.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Iberia Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Iberia Parish, LA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    43.4k ± 58

  2. Black or African American Alone

    23k ± 419

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.96k ± 519

In 2017, there were 1.89 times more White Alone residents (43.4k people) in Iberia Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23k Black or African American Alone and 2.96k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Iberia Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,110 ± 214

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    640 ± 211

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    474 ± 183

Iberia Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Iberia Parish, LA awarded 9 degrees. The student population of Iberia Parish, LA is skewed towards men, with 27 male students and 7 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iberia Parish, LA are White (5 and 55.6%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 33.3%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 11.1%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Iberia Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are J's Barber College (9 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Iberia Parish, LA are Barbering (8 and 88.9%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (1 and 11.1%).

The median tuition costs in Iberia Parish, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 8 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Iberia Parish, LA was Barbering with 8 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Iberia Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

9 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Iberia Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was J's Barber College with 9 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4

Degrees Awarded to Men

5

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iberia Parish, LA, which is 0.8 times less than the 5 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Iberia Parish, LA were to White students. These 5 degrees mean that there were 1.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iberia Parish, LA was $106,700 in 2017, which is 0.465 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,300 to $106,700, a 6.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Iberia Parish, LA is 67.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Iberia Parish, LA have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Iberia Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$106,700

2017 Median

± $4,685

$100,300

2016 Median

± $5,865

In 2017, the median property value in Iberia Parish, LA grew to to $106,700 from the previous year's value of $100,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Iberia Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Iberia Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$44,504

Median Household Income

± $2,274

26.4k

Number of Households

± 1,122

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.4k households in Iberia Parish, LA declined from $44,504 from the previous year's value of $44,573.

The following chart displays the households in Iberia Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Iberia Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Iberia Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.1%

2017 Homeownership

69.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.1% of the housing units in Iberia Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Iberia Parish, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iberia Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.69% of the workforce in Iberia Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.54%

  3. Walked

    2.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Iberia Parish, LA was Drove Alone (84.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.54%) and those who Walked (2.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Iberia Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Iberia Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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