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Population in 2012: 806 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 

Males: 377  (46.9%)
Females: 429  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  35.0 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70559.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,245 (it was $24,922 in 2000)
Morse:

$33,245
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,971

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,572 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Morse:

$67,572
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,400; Detached houses: $85,474; Mobile homes: $18,255

Median gross rent in 2012: $579.

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  • White alone - 805 (99.1%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morse: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (34.2%), German (13.6%), Irish (13.5%), French Canadian (7.6%), United States (5.0%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 14 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 575 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Morse:

  • High school or higher: 64.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morse village:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 14.1%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Morse, Louisiana as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Morse to the number of sex offenders is 134 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, LA (28.8 miles , pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (84.4 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (174.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Estherwood, LA (2.2 miles ), Gueydan, LA (2.6 miles ), Mermentau, LA (2.6 miles ), Egan, LA (2.8 miles ), Crowley, LA (3.1 miles ), Lake Arthur, LA (3.3 miles ), Jennings, LA (3.4 miles ), Iota, LA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 30.12 N, Longitude: 92.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 337

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-1.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (34%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Information (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Morse-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Morse village center killed 2 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/10/1961, a category F3 tornado 12.2 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Acadia Parish (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Morse:

  • GUEYDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; GUEYDAN, LA)
  • CHRISTIAN VILLA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CROWLEY, LA)
  • SUMMERWOOD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CROWLEY, LA)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morse:

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 30 miles; Lafayette, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,419)
  • McNeese State University (about 44 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 6,406)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 82 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 25,838)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 84 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 85 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 4,414)
  • Lamar University (about 95 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 7,661)
  • Nicholls State University (about 105 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,308)

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Notable location: Acadia Parish Library Morse Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Acadia Parish 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: 17.7%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  72.3%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Morse, LA

Morse compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Morse village (based on Acadia Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.03%
Here81.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents83.9%8.1%3.2%1.8%0.7%
Congregations38.2%18.2%5.5%12.7%5.5%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents0.5%0.4%0.4%0.3%0.7%
Congregations3.6%3.6%3.6%1.8%7.3%
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: 23
Acadia Parish:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Acadia Parish:

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Acadia Parish:

30.0%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

13.7%

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 2$2,711$16,2664$120
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$140
Sewerage 2$1,736$10,4160$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$38
Water Supply 1$970$11,6400$0
Totals for Government 5$5,417$13,0016$298

Morse government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $173,000 ($214.64)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $47,000 ($58.31)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($47.15)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($45.91)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($39.70)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($39.70)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($26.05)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($11.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($3.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($4.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $53,000 ($65.76)

Morse government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $65,000 ($80.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $84,000 ($104.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $31,000 ($38.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($33.50)
    Royalties: $5,000 ($6.20)
    Rents: $4,000 ($4.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($58.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $89,000 ($110.42)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($4.96)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,000 ($45.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $36,000 ($44.67)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $13,000 ($16.13)
    Other License: $10,000 ($12.41)
    Property: $7,000 ($8.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($2.48)

Morse government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,000 ($64.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000 ($38.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($26.05)

Morse government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $124,000 ($153.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,000 ($4.96)

6.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($136 average AGI)
Acadia Parish:

0.05%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lafayette Parish, LA  1.51% ($30,909 average AGI)
from St. Landry Parish, LA  0.51% ($27,474)
from Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.45% ($29,918)


5.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

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 Lafayette Parish, LA  1.84% ($28,720 average AGI)
to St. Landry Parish, LA  0.50% ($25,863)
to Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.42% ($26,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Morse:

  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJEF (1290 AM; 1 kW; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSIG (1450 AM; 1 kW; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: ACADIA BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KROF (960 AM; 1 kW; ABBEVILLE, LA; Owner: ABBEVILLE BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morse:

  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201FO (88.1 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFXZ (106.3 FM; MAURICE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KMDL (97.3 FM; KAPLAN, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHLA (92.9 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KFTE (96.5 FM; BREAUX BRIDGE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KVEE (107.5 FM; LAKE ARTHUR, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJY (90.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KRRQ (95.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOJO (91.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • K220EV (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Morse:

  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K45DI (Channel 45; MERMENTAU, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KJEF-CA (Channel 13; JENNINGS, ETC., LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K58GA (Channel 46; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • KAJN-LP (Channel 40; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Morse fatal accident list:

Feb 12, 2001 07:24 PM, Sr-91, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 8, 2001 06:25 PM, Sr-92, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 292
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,230

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Morse)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 1/2 Mi S Of Jct Hwy 90 & Hwy 91 On Hwy 91 (Lat: 30.158806 Lon: -92.498750), Call Sign: KQF481, Licensee ID: L00067739
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.680 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/1997, Expiration Date: 12/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/23/2002
    Registrant: Terra International, Morse, LA 70559, Phone: (318) 783-1416

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE5TFC, Licensee ID: L01375695
    Grant Date: 03/03/2008, Expiration Date: 03/03/2018, Certifier: Charles D Jacks
    Registrant: Charles D Jacks, 186 Nanette Ln, Morse, LA 70559
  • Call Sign: KF5BCP, Licensee ID: L01490850
    Grant Date: 05/12/2009, Expiration Date: 05/12/2019, Certifier: Samuel P Richard
    Registrant: Samuel P Richard, 105 Standford St, Morse, LA 70559


FAA Registered Aircraft:

27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Morse)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$57,9501$9,880
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9611.00


Most common first names in Morse, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph1272.4 years
Mary671.2 years
Alice575.9 years
Walter579.4 years
Wilbert475.8 years
Edith481.2 years
Hazel480.7 years
Annie481.9 years
Helen473.3 years
John467.0 years
Most common last names in Morse, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Broussard2775.0 years
Thibodeaux2672.5 years
Trahan1972.0 years
Benoit1877.6 years
Cormier1669.1 years
Richard1675.0 years
Primeaux1671.8 years
Leblanc1676.4 years
Hanks1469.2 years
Sonnier1475.0 years
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ronald R. Richard (1)
  • Clayton John Domingue (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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