Morgan City, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Morgan City, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Morgan City had a population of 12,611 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Morgan City: Brashear City.

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Morgan City, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,611
Population in Households 12,487
Population in Familes 9,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 2,108
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $38,656
Average Household Income $55,752
Per Capita Income $22,418


Total Housing Units 5,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,749 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,304 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 667 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $122,378
Average Home Value $148,463


Total Households 5,053
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 3,184
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.2% 0.03%
Households 0.21% 0.04%
Families -0.01% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

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, 2018 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 # 42 91st
Population Density # 46 91st
Diversity Index # 32 93rd
Median Household Income # 254 47th
Per Capita Income # 210 56th

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