Morgan City, a town in Louisiana, has a population of approximately 12,000. It's a great place to raise a family, as young children account for a higher percentage of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%). Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 57% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $736 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Morgan City will save around $1,800 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, Morgan City has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (33%). In addition, 9% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Morgan City: manufacturing and retail. Combined, these industries account for 13% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Morgan City workers earn an average annual income of just over $54,000, less than their peers elsewhere in Louisiana. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
Morgan City residents have an average commute of about 17 minutes, quicker than the Louisiana average of about 25 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 37% of commuters, while public transit is not widely used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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