Morning Sun, Iowa

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Morning Sun, Iowa

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High Points

Morning Sun strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 15% Morning Sun Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% Morning Sun Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Morning Sun, Iowa

Comparing Morning Sun to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Age of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 5 4
People Above Poverty 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 4 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Morning Sun Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Louisa
Standard Zip Codes 52640
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.096
Longitude -91.257

Morning Sun Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
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Morning Sun Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 872 100%
Male 408 46.8%
Female 464 53.2%
Under 18 223 25.6%
18+ 649 74.4%
65+ 175 20.1%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.9
White 849 97.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 12 1.4%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 3.8%

Estimated Morning Sun Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 857
Growth -15
Growth % -1.7%

Morning Sun Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.5%
Irish 12.5%
US/American 11.5%
English 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
Welsh 2.8%
Swedish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Swiss 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Italian 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Czech 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
European 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Morning Sun 872 $43,173
Columbus City 376 $39,167
Mediapolis 1,644 $47,841
Mount Union 132 $31,250
Oakville 439 $32,250
Wapello 2,124 $45,395
Winfield 1,131 $44,500

Morning Sun Public Libraries

Mellinger Memorial Library
Morning Sun, Iowa
(319) 868-7505

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Morning Sun High Schools (2004)

A Non-traditional School
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30

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