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Morgan City, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Morgan City had a population of 12,240 as of July 1, 2016. Morgan City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Morgan City is located at latitude 29.7103 and longitude -91.1915 in St. Mary Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Morgan City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. St. Mary Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Morgan City (GNIS ID: 2404301) 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 City of Morgan City is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morgan City 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 Morgan City: Brashear City.

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


Total Population 12,240
Population in Households 12,116
Population in Familes 9,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density1 2,046
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 4,939
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,773 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,166 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 746 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $116,014
Average Home Value $147,854


Median Household Income $38,448
Average Household Income $55,087
Per Capita Income $22,324
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.35%
Households -0.09% -0.24%
Families -0.26% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Morgan City, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morgan City 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 # 43 91st
Population Density1 # 50 90th
Diversity Index2 # 32 93rd
Median Household Income # 248 48th
Per Capita Income # 204 57th

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