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Morgan City, Mississippi
Location of Morgan City, Mississippi
Location of Morgan City, Mississippi
Morgan City, Mississippi is located in the United States
Morgan City, Mississippi
Morgan City, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Leflore
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
118 ft (36 m)
 • Total 255
 • Estimate 
 • Density 405.45/sq mi (156.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-48800
GNIS feature ID 0673809

Morgan City is a town in Leflore County, Mississippi, United States, along Mississippi Highway 7. The population was 255 at the 2010 census, down from 305 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area.


Morgan City is located at 33°22′47″N 90°20′59″W / 33.37972°N 90.34972°W / 33.37972; -90.34972 (33.379637, -90.349713).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 207
1980 319 54.1%
1990 139 −56.4%
2000 305 119.4%
2010 255 −16.4%
2019 (est.) 238 −6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 255 people living in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 79.6% Black, 18.8% White and 1.6% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 305 people, 98 households, and 77 families living in the town. The population density was 530.7 people per square mile (206.6/km2). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 175.7 per square mile (68.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 16.39% White, 83.28% African American and 0.33% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.95% of the population.

There were 98 households, out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.7% were married couples living together, 40.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.56.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 36.1% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,219, and the median income for a family was $17,917. Males had a median income of $20,375 versus $13,929 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,465. About 33.8% of families and 42.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 50.0% of those 65 or over.

Musical significance

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church founded in 1909, in the "Shellmound" area on the eastern edge of Morgan City, is the site of a large memorial marker (cenotaph) to blues legend Robert Johnson which was placed by the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund through a major grant from Columbia Records and a number of smaller grants from organizations and individuals across the U.S. The site now appears on numerous tour itineraries and is promoted by Leflore County.


It is in the Greenwood-Leflore School District.

The town was served by the Leflore County School District. Effective July 1, 2019 this district consolidated into the Greenwood-Leflore School District.

Notable person

See also

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