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Overview

Introduction to Morgan City, Louisiana

Morgan City, Louisiana, in St Mary county, is 51 miles S of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center) and 70 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. There are 12,703 residents in the city.

Morgan City History

Morgan City is in Saint Mary Parish. The city is situated on the banks of the Atchafalaya River. It was originally called Tiger Island by surveyors who were appointed by U.S. Secretary of War, John Calhoun. Later on, the name of the city was changed to Brashear City. In fact, it was named after Walter Brashear who was a prominent Kentucky physician. The city was incorporated in the year 1860. In the year 1876, the city's name was changed to Morgan City as a tribute to Charles Morgan who was a rail and steamship magnate.

Morgan City and nearby Attractions

  • Wedell - Williams Memorial Aviation Museum
  • Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge
  • Grevemberg House
  • Tickfaw State Park
  • Homochitto National Forest

Things To Do In Morgan City

The Wedell - Williams Memorial Aviation Museum, which tells the history of the aviation in the city, is a major tourist attraction. The Tickfaw State Park provides facilities for camping, boating, and picnicking. The Homochitto National Forest is another tourist attraction that is known for its rich vegetation. One can also visit the Grevemberg House and Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge.

Morgan City Transportation

Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Morgan City Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Nicholls State University, Louisiana Technical College, and Panola College.

People

Total Population 12,153
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,029
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.6%
Median Earnings25+ $32,482
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,729

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,096
% Above Poverty Level 76.8%
% Below Poverty Level 23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $666
Median House Value $113,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 5.2%

Morgan City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles S of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Mary
Standard Zip Codes 70380
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70381
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.699
Longitude -91.206

Morgan City 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 MORGAN CITY
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 59 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 61 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.4 inches
Station FRANKLIN 3 NW
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 59 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.1 inches
Station THIBODAUX 3 ESE
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 63 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 68.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin 2,087 $34,792
Berwick 4,857 $53,571
Franklin 7,483 $36,389
Napoleonville 615 $26,964
Patterson 6,100 $55,744
Thibodaux 14,570 $51,607

Morgan City Public Libraries

Library
Morgan City Public Library
220 EVERETT STREET
Morgan City, Louisiana
(985) 380-4646

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Morgan City Hospitals

TECHE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1125 MARGUERITE STREET
(504) 384-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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MORGAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL
2400 TIGER DRIVE
985-384-1754
Serves 740 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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