Morgan City, Louisiana

Morgan City: City in Louisiana, United States


Morgan City is a city located in the county of Saint Mary Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 12,404 and a population density of 1,985 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 10,742 inhabitants.

The city was created 163 years ago in 1859.

Morgan City is a small city in St. Mary and lower St. Martin parishes in the U.S. State of Louisiana. The population was 12,404 at the 2010 census, a decrease of 180 from the 2000 tabulation of 12,584. It is part of the Morgan City Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes St. Mary and St. Martin parishes.

Morgan City is located at 29°46′4″N 91°44′11″W / 29.76889°N 91.71167°W / 29.76889; -91.71167 (29.768896, -91.711675). It sits on a narrow strip of land wedged between Lake Charles and Vermilion Bay rivers, where they join to form the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near their confluence with the Atchafalaya River in Terrebonne Parish to the east-southeast at Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

Morgan City is located 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Baton Rouge and 80 miles (130 km) southwest of New Orleans on US 90 and LA 1 between Lafayette and Lake Charles along US 90 and LA 1/LA 70 between.

The city's economy is largely based on petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing (Chevron Phillips Chemical Company). It also operates as a major port for barge traffic along the Mississippi River all the way up to Baton Rouge, where it connects with rail lines leading up into Canada and down into Texas.

Morgan City has been home to many notable figures such as jazz musician Louis Armstrong who was born there in 1901; football player Ozzie Newsome who was raised there from age 8; football player Ed Reed who played at McNeese State University in nearby Lake Charles; and former NBA player John "Hot Rod" Williams who played for McNeese State University as well as for ten years in the NBA with several teams including Chicago Bulls.

Morgan City locator map
Location of Morgan City on Louisiana map.

Quick Facts about Morgan City

Population : 10,742 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Saint Mary Parish
Postal code : 70381, 70380
Phone Area Codes : 985
Area : 6.25 km2
Altitude : 69 feet / 21 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1860 (163 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:15:20 (1st October 2023)
Density : 1,719 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -15.47% (2010-2019)
Weather : 71℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
Morgan City Louisiana aerial view image
Morgan City Louisiana aerial view
Morgan City Louisiana aerial view image


Morgan City is located at 29°41'58"N 91°12'24"W (29.6993700, -91.2067700).

Morgan City map


Morgan City forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Northeast wind around 5 mph. more


According to census records, the population of Morgan City decreased by 15.47% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 12,404 - census
2011 12,240 -1.34% estimation process
2012 12,048 -1.59% estimation process
2013 12,001 -0.39% estimation process
2014 11,875 -1.06% estimation process
2015 11,735 -1.19% estimation process
2016 11,506 -1.99% estimation process
2017 11,123 -3.44% estimation process
2018 10,889 -2.15% estimation process
2019 10,742 -1.37% estimation process

Morgan City zip code is 70380. County name: Assumption, County fips: 22007

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People born in Morgan City (21)

People born in Morgan City, including political activist Geronimo Pratt, basketball player Dave Johnson, musician, performer, and music arranger René Hall, .


  • Garrett Morris (American actor and comedian) he was born in 01/02/1937
  • Damon Duval (American football player, placekicker, punter) he was born in 03/04/1980
  • Darrin Van Horn (American boxer) he was born in 07/09/1968
  • Burt Lancon (figure skater) he was born in 13/11/1960
  • Butch Gautreaux (American politician) he was born in 21/12/1947
  • Charles deGravelles (American businessman) he was born in 24/06/1913
  • Dee Thomas (American football player) he was born in 07/11/1967
  • Eddie Dyer (American baseball player) he was born in 11/10/1899
  • Jermaine Jones (Arena football Defensive Specialist) he was born in 25/07/1976
  • Mo B. Dick (American rapper, singer, and music producer) he was born in 04/07/1965
  • Sam Seamans (American bishop) he was born in 01/01/1967
  • Tim Gautreaux (American novelist and short story writer) he was born in 01/01/1947
  • Wilma Subra (American environmental scientist) she was born in 01/01/1943
  • Kirby Dar Dar (American football player) he was born in 27/03/1972
  • Anthony Guarisco, Jr. (American politician and lawyer) he was born in 29/09/1938
  • Shawn Long (American basketball player) he was born in 29/01/1993
  • Samuel Penn (New Orleans jazz musician) he was born in 15/09/1902
  • John Warner Smith (American poet) he was born in 22/12/1952

Schools in Morgan City

College & universities near Morgan City, LA

Code Name City ZIP
160913 South Central Louisiana Technical College Morgan City (LA) 70380

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Morgan City, LA

Code Name Address Type
SCH Schriever Hwy 20 and Hwy 24 RAIL
NIB New Iberia West Washington St. RAIL
BTR Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1253 Florida St. BUS
LFT Lafayette 133 East Grant St. RAIL
NOL New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 1001 Loyola Avenue UNK

Post offices near Morgan City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Morgan City Post Office Morgan City (LA) 70380

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Saint Mary Parish

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Saint Mary Parish , LA.

City Name Population Title
Franklin 6,580 City in Louisiana
Patterson 5,659 City in St.
Bayou Vista 4,652 City in Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States
Berwick 4,324 Town in Louisiana
Baldwin 2,150 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Charenton 1,903 City in Louisiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Morgan City distances to largest Louisiana cities