Lydia, Louisiana

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Lydia, Louisiana
Lydia, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Lydia, Louisiana
Lydia, Louisiana
Location of Lydia in Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°55′07″N 91°46′52″W / 29.91861°N 91.78111°W / 29.91861; -91.78111Coordinates: 29°55′07″N 91°46′52″W / 29.91861°N 91.78111°W / 29.91861; -91.78111
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total952
 • Density560/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)337
FIPS code22-46755
GNIS feature ID555199

Lydia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 952 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 1,079 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New Iberia Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Lydia is located at 29°55′7″N 91°46′52″W / 29.91861°N 91.78111°W / 29.91861; -91.78111 (29.918553, -91.780996),[2] about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of New Iberia, the parish seat. U.S. Route 90, a four-lane freeway, forms the northern edge of the community and leads northwest 26 miles (42 km) to Lafayette and southeast 41 miles (66 km) to Morgan City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Lydia CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,079 people, 385 households, and 302 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 630.8 people per square mile (243.6/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 240.3 per square mile (92.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.38% White, 11.21% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 385 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,146, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $36,176 versus $19,211 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,395. About 3.9% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lydia CDP, Louisiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.