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Morgan City

St. Mary Parish and St. Martin Parish,


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

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.

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70380, 70381

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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).

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Morgan City location: 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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Climate & Weather

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.
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History & History Related Items

Morgan City history:

"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 attractions:

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

Morgan City economy: 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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