Morgan City, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 11,221 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.7%
 
Males: 5,545  (49.4%)
Females: 5,676  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 70339.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,969 (it was $28,324 in 2000)
Morgan City:

$41,969
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,282 (it was $14,577 in 2000)

Morgan City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $139,650 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Morgan City:

$139,650
LA:

$162,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $744.

March 2019 cost of living index in Morgan City: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.7%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 5.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.4% for other race residents, 67.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Morgan City, LA (2017)
    • 7,84966.9%White alone
    • 2,37520.2%Black alone
    • 1,0378.8%Hispanic
    • 2952.5%Two or more races
    • 1121.0%American Indian alone
    • 380.3%Asian alone
    • 140.1%Other race alone

Races in Morgan City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Morgan City, Louisiana as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Morgan City is 156 to 1.


Crime rates in Morgan City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(49.3)
4
(35.4)
4
(33.9)
7
(60.2)
9
(78.3)
10
(88.0)
5
(39.9)
7
(56.6)
7
(58.2)
4
(33.3)
2
(16.9)
10
(85.2)
7
(60.7)
6
(54.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(131.4)
9
(79.6)
19
(160.9)
17
(146.2)
26
(226.1)
22
(193.5)
12
(95.9)
11
(88.9)
8
(66.5)
5
(41.6)
6
(50.7)
13
(110.8)
9
(78.1)
8
(72.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
47
(386.1)
49
(433.3)
51
(431.8)
54
(464.5)
59
(513.2)
57
(501.5)
39
(311.6)
28
(226.2)
42
(348.9)
30
(249.6)
24
(202.8)
70
(596.7)
77
(667.8)
79
(713.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
126
(1,035)
145
(1,282)
115
(973.8)
87
(748.3)
189
(1,644)
139
(1,223)
52
(415.4)
66
(533.3)
54
(448.6)
43
(357.7)
28
(236.5)
167
(1,424)
122
(1,058)
192
(1,735)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
326
(2,678)
326
(2,883)
356
(3,014)
418
(3,595)
432
(3,758)
410
(3,607)
352
(2,812)
311
(2,513)
398
(3,306)
351
(2,920)
351
(2,965)
408
(3,478)
368
(3,192)
339
(3,063)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(188.9)
19
(168.0)
30
(254.0)
18
(154.8)
22
(191.4)
18
(158.4)
10
(79.9)
10
(80.8)
10
(83.1)
13
(108.2)
9
(76.0)
26
(221.6)
29
(251.5)
4
(36.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1
(8.4)
1
(8.5)
2
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)350.7375.0370.8410.7513.8471.3271.0261.5356.4239.5210.5477.3427.4508.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Morgan City, LA

Crime rate in Morgan City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 50 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.61
Louisiana average:

3.01
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Ancestries: French (27.6%), American (8.9%), French Canadian (3.6%), German (3.1%), Italian (2.8%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 5.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,914 people per square mile   (low).

Morgan City, Louisiana map

484 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

4.1%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $433 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $313 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (52.5 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (251.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Berwick, LA (1.3 miles ),
Siracusaville, LA (1.8 miles ),
Bayou Vista, LA (2.1 miles ),
Amelia, LA (2.4 miles ),
Patterson, LA (2.6 miles ),
Bayou L'Ourse, LA (2.9 miles ),
Supreme, LA (4.1 miles ),
Labadieville, LA (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 29.70 N, Longitude: 91.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,114 (+35.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,369 (50.7%)

Area code: 985

Distribution of median household income in Morgan City, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Morgan City, LA in 2017
Morgan City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $61,100
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $84,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $27,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $165,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Morgan City, LA residents
Average permit cost in Morgan City, LA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Morgan City, LA
Historical housing units in Morgan City, LA
Most common industries in Morgan City, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.8%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Morgan City, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Morgan City, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Morgan City, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 79.3. This is about average.

City:

79.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Morgan City-area historical tornado activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Morgan City city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/6/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 48.0 miles away from the city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morgan City-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from Morgan City center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 367.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.4 miles away from Morgan City center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 253.9 miles away from Morgan City center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 138.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 345.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in St. Mary Parish (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Morgan City topographic map

Main business address for: CONRAD INDUSTRIES INC (SHIP & BOAT BUILDING & REPAIRING).

Hospitals and medical centers in Morgan City:

  • GULF STATES LONG TERM ACUTE CARE OF MORGAN CITY ("1125 MARGUERITE STREET, 7TH FLOOR")
  • LOUISIANA EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL OF MORGAN CITY (1125 MAGUERITE STREET 7TH FLOOR)
  • TECHE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 1125 MARGUERITE STREET)
  • MORGAN CITY HEALTH CARE CENTER (740 JUSTA STREET)
  • ST MARYS GUEST HOUSE (740 JUSTA ST)
  • FMCNA - MORGAN CITY (7552-A HWY 182 EAST)
  • MORGAN CITY DIALYSIS CTR (1224 DAVID DR)
  • BAYOU HOME CARE (1151 MARGUERITE ST, SUITE 300)

Heliports located in Morgan City:

  • Heliports: 6
See details about Heliports located in Morgan City, LA

College/University in Morgan City:

  • South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus (Full-time enrollment: 1,563; Location: 900 Youngs Road; Public; Website: www.scl.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morgan City:

  • Nicholls State University (about 25 miles; Thibodaux, LA; Full-time enrollment: 5,997)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 52 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 57 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 59 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 61 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 63 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 63 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)

Public high school in Morgan City:

Private high school in Morgan City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Morgan City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Morgan City:

  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 302, Location: 2100 CEDAR ST UNIT 2, Grades: PK-6)
  • IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 100, Location: 901 FIG ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Morgan City

Library in Morgan City:

  • MORGAN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $116,554; Location: 220 EVERETT STREET; 43,192 books; 1,295 audio materials; 329 video materials; 60 state licensed databases; 133 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Morgan City: Morgan City Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Morgan City City Hall (B), Morgan City Public Library (C), Saint Mary Parish Health Unit (D), Morgan Police Department (E), Saint Mary Parish Sheriff's Office (F), Morgan City Fire Department Station 3 Central (G), Maison Jardin Senior Living Community (H), Morgan City Health Care Center (I), Morgan City Fire Department (J), Morgan City Fire Department Station 4 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Saint Mary Plaza Shopping Center (1), Inglewood Mall Shopping Center (2), Guarisco Evans Shopping Center (3), East Gate Shopping Center (4), Colonial Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Morgan City: CONRAD INDUSTRIES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Morgan City: Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Morgan City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Morgan City include: Lake End Park (1), Lawrence Park (2), Willie Evans Park (3), Young Memorial Park (4), Morgan City Stadium (5), Morgan City Historic District (6), M E Norman Park (7), Jimmy Magee Park (8), Fort Star Historical Market (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: International Petroleum Museum & Exposition (111 1st Street).

Hotels: Morgan City Motel (505 Brashear Avenue), Twin City Motel (7405 Highway 182 East), Best Western Morgan City Inn (1011 Brashear Avenue), Arcemont Nick J Jr (7405 Highway 182 East), Plantation Inn (815 Highway 90 East), Solar's Apartment LLC (7257 Highway 182 East), Days Inn Morgan City (7408 Highway 182 East).

Courts: Morgan City - City Court (7261 Highway 182 East), City Court Of Morgan City (6502 Highway 182 East), Morgan City - City Court Marshall (7261 Highway 182 East).

Birthplace of: Charles deGravelles - Businessman, Damon Duval - College football player, Eddie Dyer - Baseball player, Geronimo Pratt - Political activist, Jared Y. Sanders, Sr. - Politician, Jermaine Jones (American football) - Arena football Defensive Specialist, Dave Johnson (basketball) - Basketball player, Kirby Dar Dar - Football player, LeLan Smith - College basketball player (Nicholls State Colonels), Mo B. Dick - Record producer.

St. Mary Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.2%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Morgan City in 2000:

  • 85 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 71 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

Banks with branches in Morgan City (2011 data):

  • M C Bank & Trust Company: Bayou Vista Branch, at 1201 Brashear Avenue, Colonial Plaza Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $317.0 mil, Deposits: $266.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: M C Bancshares, Inc.
  • Teche Federal Bank: 1001 Seventh St. Branch at 1001 Seventh Street, branch established on 1934/11/26; Bayou Vista Branch at 206 Arlington Street, branch established on 1934/11/26. Info updated 2011/08/02: Bank assets: $810.9 mil, Deposits: $605.0 mil, headquarters in New Iberia, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Teche Holding Company
  • Whitney Bank: Bayou Vista Branch at 1274 Belleview Road, branch established on 1970/04/01; Brashear Branch at 1100 Brashear Avenue, branch established on 1933/12/01. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • MidSouth Bank, National Association: Morgan City Branch at 1015 Brashear, branch established on 1997/04/21. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $1,396.1 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: Midsouth Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Morgan City Branch at 1200 Brashear Avenue, branch established on 1979/12/03. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Patterson State Bank: Bay Branch at Greenwood Street And Victor Ii Boulevard, branch established on 1975/01/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $208.3 mil, Deposits: $181.3 mil, headquarters in Patterson, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Patterson Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Morgan City:

Marital status in Morgan City, LA
  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Morgan City:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Morgan City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Morgan City, LA (based on St. Mary Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,83418
Evangelical Protestant7,76238
Black Protestant2,12310
Mainline Protestant1,92615
Other3435
None24,662-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
St. Mary Parish:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
St. Mary Parish:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Here:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
St. Mary Parish:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
St. Mary Parish:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
St. Mary Parish:

12.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Morgan City:

47.7%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Morgan City:

21.2%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Morgan City:

11.7%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Morgan City:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

53.0%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Morgan City:

77.9%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Morgan City, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35$123,726$42,4200$0
Firefighters 33$119,240$43,3600$0
Police - Other 24$58,698$29,3490$0
Parks and Recreation 18$78,399$52,26619$17,202
Streets and Highways 17$47,524$33,5460$0
Financial Administration 17$54,151$38,2241$2,171
Solid Waste Management 12$34,433$34,4330$0
Other Government Administration 11$47,572$51,8978$6,874
Electric Power 11$58,842$64,1910$0
Water Supply 11$41,373$45,1341$2,042
Sewerage 10$59,289$71,1470$0
Other and Unallocable 10$26,081$31,2971$2,177
Judicial and Legal 8$19,554$29,3311$1,593
Correction 3$8,060$32,2401$2,177
Local Libraries 2$5,993$35,9587$6,303
Gas Supply 2$4,733$28,3980$0
Fire - Other 1$2,201$26,4120$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 225$789,869$42,12639$40,539

Morgan City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,727,000 ($153.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $944,000 ($84.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000 ($6.95)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($5.17)
    Electric Utilities: $45,000 ($4.01)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($3.74)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,840,000 ($1322.52)
    Police Protection: $3,592,000 ($320.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,550,000 ($227.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,322,000 ($206.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,940,000 ($172.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,753,000 ($156.22)
    Gas Utilities: $1,548,000 ($137.96)
    Water Utilities: $1,462,000 ($130.29)
    Regular Highways: $1,373,000 ($122.36)
    Central Staff Services: $1,342,000 ($119.60)
    Financial Administration: $966,000 ($86.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $936,000 ($83.42)
    Sewerage: $918,000 ($81.81)
    Correctional Institutions: $256,000 ($22.81)
    Health - Other: $196,000 ($17.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $173,000 ($15.42)
    Libraries: $123,000 ($10.96)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $185,000 ($16.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($4.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($15.15)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($7.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000 ($2.41)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($2.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($1.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($0.36)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.18)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,896,000 ($703.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $185,000 ($16.49)

Morgan City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,275,000 ($113.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $898,000 ($80.03)
    Sewerage: $831,000 ($74.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $646,000 ($57.57)
    Other: $644,000 ($57.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $125,000 ($11.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,766,000 ($157.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $240,000 ($21.39)
    Highways: $85,000 ($7.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $477,000 ($42.51)
    Interest Earnings: $463,000 ($41.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $456,000 ($40.64)
    General Revenue - Other: $324,000 ($28.87)
    Rents: $36,000 ($3.21)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.53)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $16,772,000 ($1494.70)
    Gas Utilities: $2,225,000 ($198.29)
    Water Utilities: $2,130,000 ($189.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $350,000 ($31.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000 ($5.53)
    General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($5.08)
    Sewerage: $44,000 ($3.92)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($3.74)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,299,000 ($472.24)
    Property: $2,079,000 ($185.28)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $951,000 ($84.75)
    Other License: $84,000 ($7.49)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $33,000 ($2.94)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $28,000 ($2.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,000 ($0.62)

Morgan City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,264,000 ($914.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,624,000 ($857.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $640,000 ($57.04)

Morgan City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,906,000 ($615.45)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,604,000 ($142.95)

4.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Iberia Parish, LA  0.70% ($33,023 average AGI)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.44% ($41,963)
from Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.42% ($31,620)


5.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Iberia Parish, LA  1.05% ($43,313 average AGI)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.53% ($38,327)
to Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.34% ($38,409)
Businesses in Morgan City, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS1Popeyes1
Circle K1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx5SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS3
KFC1Waffle House1
La Quinta1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Morgan City:

  • KMRC (1430 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: SPOTLIGHT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morgan City:

  • KBZE (105.9 FM; BERWICK, LA; Owner: HUBCAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQKI-FM (95.3 FM; BAYOU VISTA, LA; Owner: TECHE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • KBZZ-FM (96.7 FM; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KNXX (104.9 FM; DONALDSONVILLE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KFMV (105.5 FM; FRANKLIN, LA; Owner: FM RADIO, L.C.)
  • KTLN (90.5 FM; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: BD OF SV OF LSU & AGRIC. & MECH COLL)
  • K215DW (90.9 FM; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Morgan City:

  • KWBJ-LP (Channel 39; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: PRICE MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KJUN-CA (Channel 7; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: FOLSE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTNO-LP (Channel 36; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Morgan City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 2,283ft / 696mTotal length
  • $1,158,000Total costs
  • 129,514Total average daily traffic
  • 6,975Total average daily truck traffic
  • 132,161Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Morgan City, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Morgan City, LA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 20. The highest number of reported fires - 71 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Morgan City, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.4%), and Outside Fires (32.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Morgan City, LA
    • 14742.4%Structure Fires
    • 11232.3%Outside Fires
    • 6619.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 226.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Morgan City, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Morgan City, Louisiana:

  • Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 520 Roderick St, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380 , Phone: (985) 385-2200, Fax: (985) 384-3810
  • Red Roof Inn, 7408 Hwy 182 E, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380 , Phone: (985) 384-5750, Fax: (985) 385-0224
  • Best Western Inn And Suites Of Morgan City, 1011 Brashear Ave, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380 , Phone: (985) 385-9175, Fax: (985) 385-9177
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 610 Dr M L King Blvd, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380 , Phone: (985) 300-0032, Fax: (985) 300-0037
  • Laquinta Inn And Suites, 2018 Allison, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380 , Phone: (985) 300-0200, Fax: (985) 300-0201
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 6365 Hwy 182 E, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380 , Phone: (985) 221-4421, Fax: (985) 384-7112
  • Holiday Inn Express, 704 Dr MLK Jr Blvd, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380 , Phone: (985) 380-1812
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Morgan City, Louisiana
Most common first names in Morgan City, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph10872.0 years
John9873.1 years
Mary9172.8 years
James7467.3 years
Charles7168.9 years
William6568.8 years
Robert5065.3 years
Marie4779.2 years
Clarence3969.8 years
George3971.5 years
Most common last names in Morgan City, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Aucoin8973.0 years
Hebert7274.1 years
Landry6573.8 years
Boudreaux5974.9 years
Williams5773.6 years
Jones5170.2 years
Smith5167.8 years
Leblanc4469.7 years
Daigle4373.9 years
Verrett3577.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Morgan City, LA
  • 54.3%Electricity
  • 45.4%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Morgan City, LA
  • 74.4%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Morgan City compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Morgan City on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 (70339) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #52 (70339) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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