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People

Total Population 877
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 433
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,417
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $68,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 6.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COLUMBUS JUNCT 2 SSW
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
Station MOUNT PLEASANT 1 SSW
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
Station MUSCATINE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Columbus City 405 $58,125

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Morning Sun Public Libraries

Library
Mellinger Memorial Library
"DIVISION ST., BOX 8"
Morning Sun, Iowa
(319) 868-7505

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CRUSADE HIGH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
507 S CHURCH ST
319-868-3019
A Non-traditional School
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30

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