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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,936
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+4,804
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married37.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,021
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,934
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,784

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,063
% Above Poverty Level79.3%
% Below Poverty Level20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone35.2%
Median Gross Rent$685
Median House Value$125,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.4%
French Except Basque23.3%
German7.5%
Italian5.7%
Irish4.4%
English4.3%
Canadian3.9%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.6%
African0.5%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Morgan City Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Mary Parish
Standard Zip Codes70380
P.O. Box Zip Codes70381
Phone Area Codes985
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.73
Approximate Longitude-91.13

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)

StationMORGAN CITY
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp59 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp61 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.4 inches
StationFRANKLIN 3 NW
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp59 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.1 inches
StationTHIBODAUX 3 ESE
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp42 to 63 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip68.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin2,283$37,269
Berwick4,779$52,500
Franklin7,339$39,871
Napoleonville710$0
Patterson6,085$56,382
Thibodaux14,565$53,035

Morgan City Public Libraries

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 St
(985) 384-2200

Morgan City Public Schools

Bayou Vista Elementary School
1155 Delmar Street
ZIP: 70380
(985) 395-3758
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Bayou L'ourse Primary School
216 Lark Drive
ZIP: 70380
(985) 631-9268
Primary
Total Enrollment 146
M.d. Shannon Elementary School
409 Brashear Avenue
ZIP: 70380
(985) 385-4970
Primary
Total Enrollment 171
M.e. Norman Elementary School
900 Spruce St
ZIP: 70380
(985) 384-0877
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Morgan City High School
2400 Tiger Drive
ZIP: 70380
(985) 384-1754
High
Total Enrollment 789
Julia B. Maitland School
1907 Federal Avenue
ZIP: 70380
(985) 384-4986
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Stephensville Elementary School
3243 Highway 70
ZIP: 70380
(985) 385-1366
Primary
Total Enrollment 149
Morgan City Junior High School
911 Marguerite Street
ZIP: 70380
(985) 384-5922
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
Wyandotte Elementary School
2 Glenwood Avenue
ZIP: 70380
(985) 384-0724
Primary
Total Enrollment 290

Morgan City Private Schools

Holy Cross Elementary School
2100 Cedar St Unit 2
ZIP: 70380
Elementary
Total Enrollment 231
Central Catholic High School
2100 Cedar St
ZIP: 70380
Secondary
Total Enrollment 217
Immanuel Christian School
901 Fig St
ZIP: 70380
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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