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Morgan City, Louisiana

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The location of Morgan City

Welcome to Morgan City ...

The city of Morgan City is located in Saint Mary Parish.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Morgan City has a population of 10,918 people<2> (see below for details).

Morgan City was established in 1860.

The community of Morgan City is near sea level<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Morgan City: (985)

The ZIP codes for Morgan City: 70380-70381<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morgan City had a population of 12,404 people (or 22.7% of the total population of Saint Mary Parish). This makes Morgan City the parish's most populous community.

The population of Morgan City represents 0.27% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,404 people, the population of Morgan City decreased 2.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,703 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Morgan City had an population of 10,918 people. This is a decrease of 11.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.05% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Morgan City.

Communities near Morgan City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Franklin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the West (W) of Morgan City

Patterson   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Morgan City

Napoleonville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Morgan City

Located in Assumption Parish

Bayou Vista   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of Morgan City

Amelia   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Morgan City

Morgan City Beach   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Morgan City

Stephenville   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of Morgan City

Located in Saint Martin Parish

Wilsons Landing   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Morgan City

Bayou Geneve   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Morgan City

Located in Saint Martin Parish

Calumet   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Morgan City

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Morgan City.

Communities Also Named Morgan City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Morgan City - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas (2) and Mississippi.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morgan City.

Websites for Morgan City ...

Official Website:

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 Morgan City. 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 Morgan City. 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 Morgan City. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Morgan City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morgan City ...

Looking for more information about Morgan City? 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 Morgan City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morgan City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Saint Mary Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Morgan City:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 Morgan City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morgan City - 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 Morgan City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Morgan City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Morgan City includes: 70380 & 70381.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morgan City) 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 Morgan City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morgan City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgan City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7040, Longitude: -91.1920     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morgan City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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