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The location of Morning Sun

Welcome to Morning Sun ...

The city of Morning Sun is located in Louisa County.

The location of Morning Sun has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Morning Sun has a population of 810 people<2> (see below for details).

Morning Sun is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Morning Sun lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Morning Sun is within the boundaries of the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Morning Sun: 52640<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morning Sun had a population of 836 people (or 7.34% of the total population of Louisa County). This makes Morning Sun the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Morning Sun represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 331st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 836 people, the population of Morning Sun decreased 4.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 872 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Morning Sun had an population of 810 people. This is a decrease of 3.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.11% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Morning Sun.

Communities Also Named Morning Sun ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Morning Sun - they are located in Arkansas and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morning Sun.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morning Sun. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morning Sun. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morning Sun. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Morning Sun:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morning Sun ...

Looking for more information about Morning Sun? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Morning Sun, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morning Sun.

Communities near Morning Sun ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Mount Pleasant   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Morning Sun

Located in Henry County

West Burlington   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Morning Sun

Located in Des Moines County

Wapello   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Morning Sun

Columbus Junction   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Morning Sun

New London   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Morning Sun

Located in Henry County

Mediapolis   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Morning Sun

Located in Des Moines County

Oquawka   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Morning Sun

Located in Henderson County (IL)

Winfield   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Morning Sun

Located in Henry County

Fruitland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Morning Sun

Located in Muscatine County

Danville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Morning Sun

Located in Des Moines County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Morning Sun.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Louisa County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morning Sun. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Louisa County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morning Sun.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morning Sun - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Morning Sun). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Morning Sun or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morning Sun) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morning Sun. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morning Sun

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morning Sun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0941, Longitude: -91.2508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morning Sun have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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