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Population in 2012: 252 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.4%
 

Males: 91  (36.2%)
Females: 161  (63.8%)

Median resident age:  27.6 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38946.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,361 (it was $19,219 in 2000)
Morgan City:

$22,361
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,776

Morgan City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,689 (it was $35,300 in 2000)
Morgan City:

$52,689
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,095; Detached houses: $58,981; Mobile homes: $24,778

Median gross rent in 2012: $546.

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Morgan City races chart
  • Black alone - 203 (79.6%)
  • White alone - 48 (18.8%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.6%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morgan City: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: United States (10.3%), Irish (2.1%), German (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 123 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 438 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Morgan City:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 22.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morgan City town:

  • Never married: 53.0%
  • Now married: 32.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 8.4%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Morgan City, Mississippi as of July 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Morgan City to the number of sex offenders is 126 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $431 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $560 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (73.7 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (122.1 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (375.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cruger, MS (2.8 miles ), Itta Bena, MS (2.9 miles ), Sidon, MS (2.9 miles ), Mississippi Valley State University, MS (3.1 miles ), Moorhead, MS (3.2 miles ), Greenwood, MS (3.7 miles ), Inverness, MS (3.8 miles ), Tchula, MS (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.38 N, Longitude: 90.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.3%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +164 (+116.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (21%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (30%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (20%)
  • Food processing workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)

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Average climate in Morgan City, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Morgan City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 202% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Morgan City town center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/9/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morgan City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from Morgan City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Leflore County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Freezes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Morgan City topographic map

Birthplace of: Stewart Patridge - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Morgan City:

  • SERENITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
  • GOLDEN AGE NH INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
  • GREENWOOD LEFLORE HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Morgan City, MS

Amtrak station near Morgan City:

  • 14 miles: GREENWOOD (506 CARROLTON AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 11 miles; Moorhead, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,697)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 11 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Delta State University (about 34 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • Holmes Community College (about 39 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 63 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • Mississippi College (about 73 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (about 74 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,006)

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Notable location: Morgan City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 
Leflore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 59.6%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.9% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  3.2 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  79.7%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  13.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Morgan City, MS

Morgan City compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Morgan City travel time to work - commute


Morgan City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Morgan City town (based on Leflore County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here41.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents51.1%18.2%4.9%3.3%3.2%
Congregations30.0%20.0%4.0%2.0%2.0%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%3.1%2.2%7.7%
Congregations6.0%4.0%6.0%4.0%22.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Here:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Leflore County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Leflore County:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Leflore County:

13.9%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

38.6%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$326
Totals for Government 0$0 1$326


5.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,245 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Carroll County, MS  0.61% ($22,844 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.33% ($21,765)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.31% ($24,188)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Carroll County, MS  0.71% ($28,773 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.62% ($25,439)
to Grenada County, MS  0.40% ($27,762)

Strongest AM radio stations in Morgan City:

  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WABG (960 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: GREENWOOD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGRM (1240 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKXG (1540 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WELZ (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morgan City:

  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WGNL (104.3 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNG (106.3 FM; TCHULA, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVSD (91.7 FM; ITTA BENA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTCD (96.9 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGRM-FM (93.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAGR-FM (102.5 FM; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WBYP (107.1 FM; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDTL-FM (92.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKG (95.3 FM; DREW, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNLA-FM (105.5 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: SHAMROCK BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Morgan City:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Morgan City fatal accident list:

Jul 19, 1985 11:10 AM, 420504, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA3MOG
    Grant Date: 02/03/1999, Expiration Date: 02/03/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2011
    Registrant: Billy G Mims Sr, Morgan City, MS 38946



Most common first names in Morgan City, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie774.0 years
Henry472.5 years
James364.3 years
Rosie387.7 years
Sam380.6 years
Charles270.0 years
Frank278.9 years
Clara281.0 years
Joe287.0 years
Gus265.0 years
Most common last names in Morgan City, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson678.3 years
Morgan585.6 years
White474.0 years
Williams454.0 years
Adams390.0 years
Leonard386.0 years
Martin374.6 years
Mitchell355.7 years
Nelson342.6 years
Riggs382.4 years
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