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Morgan City
St. Mary Parish and St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

70380, 70381

the "Jumbo" Shrimp Capital of the World
Pride of the Atchafalaya

Page Contents for Morgan City, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Morgan City is approximately 12,404 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,627 (2000), 4966 (2010).
The amount of land area in Morgan City is 15.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Morgan City is 5.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.422 sq kilometers.
The distance from Morgan City to Washington DC is 1057 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 51 miles. (as the crow flies)
Morgan City is positioned 29.70 degrees north of the equator and 91.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Morgan City elevation is 7 feet above sea level.
Morgan City per capita income is $ 21,591 (2009).
Morgan City median income is $ 38,756 (2009).
The Morgan City median home price is $ 103,476 (2009).
Morgan City average annual rainfall is 60 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 58 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81 degrees F.


between New Orleans and Lafayette on scenic Louisiana Highway 90. Other nearby communities include: Berwick, Bayou Vista, Amelia, Patterson, Supreme, Labadieville, Pierre Part and Napoleonville.

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History & History Related Items

"Originally known as Tigre Island because of the spotting of an unknown cat there by a group of U.S. surveyors, the area attracted the attention of Kentucky planter and surgeon Walter Brashear. Brashear's subsequent subdividing of his sugar cane plantation was the beginning of the first permanent settlement known as the town of Brashear.

Following the war, Charles Morgan, a steamship and railroad entrepreneur, successfully dredged the Atchafalaya Bay Channel and made Brashear his base of operations. As a result, Brashear became a bustling trade center for animal fur, cypress timber, and seafood. In 1876, the town was renamed Morgan City in his honor." (from the city history page listed below)

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Morgan City Tourist Information Center
725 Myrtle St.
Morgan City, LA 70380-2117
Phone: 985-384-3343

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Morgan City Main Street
The historic district is the heart of Morgan City

Official website - Port of Morgan City
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Economy & Industry

The area is headquarters for the offshore oil and gas industry.

The fishing industry is an important segment of the economy. Many fleets and independently owned trawlers deliver catches of jumbo shrimp to local packing plants.
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Morgan City City Government

City of Morgan City
512 First Street
Morgan City, Louisiana
Phone: 985-385-1770

Morgan City Mayor's Office
512 1st St.
Morgan City, LA 70380-3702
Phone: 985-385-1770
Morgan City Administrative Offices: 985-385-1770

Morgan City Recreation Department
915 Everett Street
Morgan City, Louisiana 70380
Phone: 985-380-4600

Morgan City Police Department
1663 Highway 182 East
P.O. Box 1670
Morgan City, Louisiana 70381
Phone: 985-380-4605
Fax: 985-384-2259

Morgan city Fire Department
1307 Victor II Blvd.
Morgan City, LA 70380
Phone: 985-380-4611
For emergencies: Dial 911

Morgan City Chamber

St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce
727 Myrtle Street
Morgan City LA 70380
Phone: (985) 384-3830

Morgan City Community News

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Morgan City Community Events

September each year
The present day Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival is held every Labor Day weekend in the historic district.

Morgan City Organizations

St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce
727 Myrtle Street
Morgan City LA 70380
Phone: (985) 384-3830

Morgan City Libraries

St Mary Parish Libraries
206 Iberia Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-828-1624
Morgan City Public Library
220 Everett Street
Morgan City, Louisiana
Phone: 985-380-4646

Morgan City Schools

Morgan City High School
2400 Tiger Drive
Morgan City, Louisiana
Phone: 985-384-0499

Central Catholic High School
2100 Cedar St, Unit 1
Morgan City, LA 70380
Phone: 985-385-5372

St. Mary Parish School Board
212 Onstead St.
Morgan City, LA 70380-3057
Phone: 985-384-1250 Morgan City


The population of Morgan City was:
1880 - 2,015
1890 - 2,291
1900 - 2,332
1910 - 5,477
1920 - 5,429
1930 - 5,985
1940 - 6,969
1950 - 9,789
1960 - 13,540
1970 - 16,586
1980 - 16,114
1990 - 14,531
2000 - 12,703
2010 - 12,404

Population Density:
2000 - 2,166.5 persons per square mile 2010 - 2,165.5 persons per square mile

Median Age:
2000 - 36 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 5,838
2000 - 5,627

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 28,324
2009 - $ 38,756

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 14,577 Median House Value:
2000 - $ 71,900
2009 - $ 103,476

Morgan City is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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