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Morse, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Morse had a population of 846 as of July 1, 2016. Morse ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morse is located at latitude 30.1221 and longitude -92.4984 in Acadia Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Morse (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Acadia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Village of Morse (GNIS ID: 2407507) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Morse is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Acadia Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morse population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Morse: Lorna.

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Morse, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 846
Population in Households 846
Population in Familes 719
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 604
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $69,010
Average Home Value $79,796


Median Household Income $30,327
Average Household Income $50,311
Per Capita Income $18,634
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.61%
Households 0.88% 0.8%
Families 1.2% 0.67%
Median Household Income   -0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Morse, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morse to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 318 33rd
Population Density1 # 237 50th
Diversity Index2 # 470 1st
Median Household Income # 386 19th
Per Capita Income # 352 26th

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