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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.
Seat Plaquemine
Largest city Plaquemine
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

33,320
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded April 10, 1805
Named for Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.ibervilleparish.com

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.

Iberville Parish is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Baton Rouge–Pierre Part Combined Statistical Area.

Former State Senator Thomas A. "Tom" Greene resides in Maringouin in Iberville Parish.

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History

The parish is named for Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, who founded the French colony of Louisiana. A few archeological efforts have been made in the Parish, and the attention has lied mainly on the many Indian "mounds". Although the first expedition, led by Clarence B. Moore, was only an attempt at collecting data from a couple of the sites it set the groundwork for later projects. Clarence was mainly interested in the skeletal remains of the previous inhabitants, rather than excavating the decrepit pottery and furniture. Archeologists are especially interested in these sites because of their uniformity and size. Some of the mounds are seven hundred feet long, a hundred feet wide and six feet tall. Most of them contain human remains.[1]

Geography

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

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 33,320 people, 10,674 households, and 8,016 families residing in the parish. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 11,953 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). 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.

Census Pop.  %±
1900 27,006
1910 30,954 14.6%
1920 26,806 −13.4%
1930 24,638 −8.1%
1940 27,721 12.5%
1950 26,750 −3.5%
1960 29,939 11.9%
1970 30,746 2.7%
1980 32,159 4.6%
1990 31,049 −3.5%
2000 33,320 7.3%
Est. 2006 32,974 [3] −1.0%
Iberville Parish Census Data[4]

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

Map of Iberville Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Education

Iberville Parish School Board operates public schools.

See also

References

External links

Geology

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



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