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Welcome to Morgan City ...

The city of Morgan City is located in Saint Mary Parish<1>.



Morgan City was established in 1860.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Morgan City has a population of 10,755 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Morgan City is within the boundaries of the (985) area code.

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

Websites for Morgan City ...

Official Website: www.cityofmc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morgan City had an population of 10,755 people. This is a decrease of 13.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.33% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities Also Named Morgan City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Morgan City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Morgan City.

  • Franklin
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Patterson
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Napoleonville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
    • Napoleonville is located in Assumption Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville <5>
  • Bayou Vista
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Morgan City Beach
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City Beach
    • Morgan City Beach is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Stephenville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephenville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephenville
    • Stephenville is located in Saint Martin Parish
  • Wilsons Landing
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilsons Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsons Landing
    • Wilsons Landing is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Amelia
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Bayou Geneve
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou Geneve have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Geneve
    • Bayou Geneve is located in Saint Martin Parish
  • Calumet
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calumet
    • Calumet is located in Saint Mary Parish

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morgan City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morgan City.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morgan City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morgan City. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Morgan City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Morgan City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Morgan City was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Morgan City mentioned on a train schedule titled Southern Pacific Railroad Time Tables (August 1903).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Morgan City.

The official website for Morgan City: www.cityofmc.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Saint Mary, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morgan City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morgan City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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