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Iberville Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Iberville Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded April 10, 1805
Named for Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville
Seat Plaquemine
Largest city Plaquemine
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

653 sq mi (1,691 km²)
619 sq mi (1,602 km²)
34 sq mi (89 km²), 5.24%
 - (2000)
 - Density

54/sq mi (21/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Iberville Parish (French: Paroisse d'Iberville) is a parish located south of Baton Rouge in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its seat is Plaquemine. In 2000, the population of the parish was 33,320. The parish is named for Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, who founded the French colony of Louisiana.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The parish has a total area of 1,691 km² (653 sq mi). 1,602 km² (619 sq mi) of it is land and 89 km² (34 sq mi) of it (5.24%) is water.

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Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 33,320 people, 10,674 households, and 8,016 families residing in the parish. The population density was 21/km² (54/sq mi). There were 11,953 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 49.26% White, 49.70% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,674 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.60% were married couples living together, 20.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the parish the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $29,039, and the median income for a family was $34,100. Males had a median income of $32,074 versus $20,007 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,272. About 19.50% of families and 23.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.10% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Map of Iberville Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

External link[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 30°16′N 91°21′W / 30.26, -91.35

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