Morgan City, LA

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Population

11,685

2.1% decline

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$42,483

1.03% decline

Number of Employees

4,743

3.22% decline

Median Property Value

$131,400

4.45% growth

About

In 2017, Morgan City, LA had a population of 11.7k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $42,483. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morgan City, LA declined from 11,936 to 11,685, a -2.1% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,927 to $42,483, a -1.03% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morgan City, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.3%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.86%). N/A% of the people in Morgan City, LA speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morgan City, LA are South Central Louisiana Technical College (2,457 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Morgan City, LA is $131,400, and the homeownership rate is 57%. Most people in Morgan City, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgan City, LA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Morgan City, LA employs 4.74k people. The largest industries in Morgan City, LA are Manufacturing (924 people), Retail Trade (463 people), and Educational Services (430 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,045), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,019), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,538).

Median household income in Morgan City, LA is $42,483. Males in Morgan City, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Morgan City, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,483

2017 value

± $5,386

-1.03%

1 Year Growth

± 17.2%

Households in Morgan City, LA have a median annual income of $42,483, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,927 in 2016, which represents a -1.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morgan City, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 402

  2. Census Tract 210

  3. Census Tract 404

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morgan City, LA was Census Tract 402 with a value of $50,617, followed by Census Tract 210 and Census Tract 404, with respective values of $46,447 and $41,850.

The following map shows all of the places in Morgan City, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgan City, LA (1.91k out of 11.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    933 ± 226

  2. Black

    766 ± 208

  3. Two Or More

    183 ± 159

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morgan City, LA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.74k

2017 Value

± 474

-3.22%

1 Year decline

± 14.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan City, LA declined at a rate of -3.22%, from 4.9k employees to 4.74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgan City, LA, are Production Occupations (797 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (557 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (520 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morgan City, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morgan City, LA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (797 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (557 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (520 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Morgan City, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.9 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.64 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morgan City, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,639), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($93,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.74k

2017 Value

± 474

-3.22%

1 Year decline

± 14.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan City, LA declined at a rate of -3.22%, from 4.9k employees to 4.74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgan City, LA, are Manufacturing (924 people), Retail Trade (463 people), and Educational Services (430 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morgan City, LA, though some of these residents may live in Morgan City, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Morgan City, LA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (924 people), Retail Trade (463 people), and Educational Services (430 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Morgan City, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.82 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.92 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morgan City, LA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,045), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,019), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,538).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $79.9B

  2. $78.1B

  3. $43.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $79.9B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($78.1B) and Basic chemicals ($43.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$395B

2020 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

20.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $395B. This is expected to increase 20.5% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $41.9B

  2. $38.6B

  3. $13.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $41.9B, followed by Mississippi with $38.6B and Florida and $13.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.4% of the population of Morgan City, LA has health coverage, with 35.1% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.547% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Morgan City, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Morgan City, LA see 1886 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.78% decrease from the previous year (2045 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1211 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,886 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Mary Parish, LA see an average of 1,886 patients per year. This represents a 7.78% decrease from the previous year (2,045 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Mary Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.6%

Uninsured

35.1%

Employer Coverage

26.3%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

0.547%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgan City, LA declined by 20.1% from 17% to 13.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morgan City, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Morgan City, LA is home to a population of 11.7k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.01% of Morgan City, LA residents were born outside of the country (468 people).

In 2017, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.89k people) in Morgan City, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 736 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 23.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morgan City, LA was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Morgan City, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Morgan City, LA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

468 people

3.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

454 people

As of 2017, 4.01% of Morgan City, LA residents (468 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morgan City, LA was 3.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Morgan City, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morgan City, LA was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morgan City, LA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    7.89k ± 483

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    2.35k ± 369

  3. White (Hispanic)

    736 ± 325

In 2017, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.89k people) in Morgan City, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 736 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Morgan City, LA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    175 ± 78

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    89 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    65 ± 95

Morgan City, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Morgan City, LA awarded 2,457 degrees. The student population of Morgan City, LA is skewed towards men, with 1,239 male students and 722 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morgan City, LA are White (1,572 and 64.3%), followed by Black or African American (612 and 25%), Hispanic or Latino (119 and 4.87%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (74 and 3.03%).

The largest universities in Morgan City, LA by number of degrees awarded are South Central Louisiana Technical College (2,457 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Morgan City, LA are Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (1,228 and 50%), Other Industrial Production Technology (294 and 12%), and Welding Technology (175 and 7.12%).

The median tuition costs in Morgan City, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,212 degrees awarded

  2. 163 degrees awarded

  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Morgan City, LA was Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer with 1,212 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Morgan City, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,457 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Morgan City, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Central Louisiana Technical College with 2,457 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,028

Degrees Awarded to Men

429

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,028 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Morgan City, LA, which is 4.73 times more than the 429 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,572 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    612 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    119 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Morgan City, LA were to White students. These 1,572 degrees mean that there were 2.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 612 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morgan City, LA was $131,400 in 2017, which is 0.572 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,800 to $131,400, a 4.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Morgan City, LA is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morgan City, LA have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morgan City, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$131,400

2017 Median

± $8,141

$125,800

2016 Median

± $7,580

In 2017, the median property value in Morgan City, LA grew to to $131,400 from the previous year's value of $125,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morgan City, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morgan City, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$42,483

Median Household Income

± $5,386

4.7k

Number of Households

± 445

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.7k households in Morgan City, LA declined from $42,483 from the previous year's value of $42,927.

The following chart displays the households in Morgan City, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Morgan City, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morgan City, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57%

2017 Homeownership

57.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57% of the housing units in Morgan City, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Morgan City, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgan City, LA have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.37% of the workforce in Morgan City, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    5.71%

  3. Walked

    4.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Morgan City, LA was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.71%) and those who Walked (4.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morgan City, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morgan City, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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