Morse, Louisiana

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High Points

Morse strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Affordability of Rents
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Top 18% Morse Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Morse, Louisiana

Comparing Morse to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 4 1
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Age of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 6
People in Middle Class or Better 2 5
Median Family Income 1 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Morse Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Acadia
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70559
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.121
Longitude -92.498

Morse Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 59 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches
Station CROWLEY 2 NE
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 60.1 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 59 to 75 F
Jul Temp 75 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 57.7 inches
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Morse Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 759 100%
Male 383 50.5%
Female 376 49.5%
Under 18 241 31.8%
18+ 518 68.2%
65+ 74 9.7%
Median Age 32.2
Average Family Size 3.18
White 746 98.3%
African-American 8 1.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Morse Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 749
Growth -10
Growth % -1.3%

Morse 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
US/American 46%
French (except Basque) 24.1%
French Canadian 13.9%
Acadian/Cajun 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
German 1.4%
Irish 1.4%
Polish 1.2%
English 0.7%
Italian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Morse, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Midland (70559)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Morse 759 $28,750
Crowley 14,225 $28,180
Estherwood 807 $33,125
Gueydan 1,598 $32,039
Jennings 10,986 $30,783
Lake Arthur 3,007 $32,800
Mermentau 721 $31,250
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