Morgan City, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 252 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.4%
 
Males: 94  (37.7%)
Females: 158  (62.3%)
Median resident age:  24.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 38946.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,586 (it was $19,219 in 2000)
Morgan City:

$23,586
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $7,869 (it was $9,465 in 2000)

Morgan City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $50,068 (it was $35,300 in 2000)
Morgan City:

$50,068
MS:

$97,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $54,059; Detached houses: $61,599; Mobile homes: $14,409

Median gross rent in 2013: $533.

  • Races in Morgan City, MS (2010)

    Morgan City races chart
    • 20379.6%Black alone
    • 4818.8%White alone
    • 41.6%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Morgan City: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (13.4%), German (1.6%), Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 123 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

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

Morgan City, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Morgan City:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 26.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morgan City town:

  • Never married: 60.6%
  • Now married: 26.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Morgan City, Mississippi as of September 02, 2015.
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 2013: $391 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $357 (0.6%)

Morgan City satellite photo by USGS

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

Morgan City household income distribution Morgan City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

12.9%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +164 (+116.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (25%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Morgan City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Morgan City, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Morgan City-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 104% 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 above Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.7 miles away from Morgan City center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 163.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 222.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from Morgan City center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 7, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Morgan City topographic map

Birthplace of: Stewart Patridge - Football player.

Hospitals and 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 Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
  • GREENWOOD LEFLORE SUB ACUTE UN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
  • RCG GREENWOOD (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF GREENWOOD (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
  • UNITY HOSPICE CARE, LLC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GREENWOOD, 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 Valley State University (about 10 miles; Itta Bena, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,233)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 10 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Delta State University (about 34 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Holmes Community College (about 38 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 62 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Mississippi College (about 73 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)
  • Belhaven University (about 75 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)

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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 2013: 54.7%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.3% 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

Morgan City compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Mississippi average:

12.3

Morgan City travel time to work - commute Morgan City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,33739
Black Protestant3,45916
Mainline Protestant3,06014
Catholic6202
Other5001
None14,341-
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: 9
Leflore County:

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
Leflore County:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Leflore County:

38.6%
Mississippi:

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

15.7%
State:

14.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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 7$1,480
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,480

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Carroll County, MS  0.62% ($24,274 average AGI)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.32% ($18,094)
from Hinds County, MS  0.30% ($20,067)


7.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.56% ($20,000 average AGI)
to Carroll County, MS  0.48% ($28,408)
to Hinds County, MS  0.46% ($24,447)

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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