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0.69% decline
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1.45% decline
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7.8% growth

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The economy of Morgan City, LA employs 4,901 people. The economy of Morgan City, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 10.85; 1.71; and 1.57 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Morgan City, LA are Manufacturing (745), Construction (488), and Educational Services (435), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,301), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,643), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,071).

Median household income in Morgan City, LA is $42,927. Males in Morgan City, LA have an average income that is 1.59 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,535. The income inequality of Morgan City, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.414 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Morgan City, LA. In St. Mary Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 49 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,076. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Morgan City, LA is from the county of St. Mary Parish, LA.

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Morgan City, LA is home to a population of 11,936 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Morgan City, LA is composed of 7,796 White residents (65.3%), 2,605 Black residents (21.8%), 985 Hispanic residents (8.25%), 305 Two+ residents (2.56%), and 168 Native residents (1.41%). The most common foreign languages in Morgan City, LA are Spanish (900 speakers), French (276 speakers), and German (36 speakers), but compared to other places, Morgan City, LA has a relative high number of French (276 speakers), German (36 speakers), and Greek (7 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Morgan City, LA awarded 4,124 degrees. The student population of Morgan City, LA is skewed away from females, with 3,566 male students and 558 female students. Most students in Morgan City, LA are White (2,751 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (946 and 22.9%), Hispanic or Latino (195 and 4.73%), and American Indian (88 and 2.13%). The largest universities in Morgan City, LA by number of graduates are South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus (4,124 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Morgan City, LA are Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (2,884 and 69.9%), Welding Technology (336 and 8.15%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (91 and 2.21%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morgan City, LA is $125,800, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $116,700 to $125,800, a 7.8% increase. The homeownership rate of Morgan City, LA is 57.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Morgan City, LA have an average commute time of 15 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.


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