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Morning Sun, Iowa
A former church on the city's southeastern side
A former church on the city's southeastern side
Location of Morning Sun, Iowa
Location of Morning Sun, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Louisa
Area
 • Total 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Land 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 836
 • Estimate 
(2012)
830
 • Density 1,045.0/sq mi (403.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52640
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-54120
GNIS feature ID 0459240

Morning Sun is a city in Louisa County, Iowa, United States. The population was 836 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Morning Sun was laid out in 1851 by Cicero Hamilton.

Geography

Morning Sun is located at 41°5′43″N 91°15′13″W / 41.09528°N 91.25361°W / 41.09528; -91.25361 (41.095209, -91.253606).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1860 226 —    
1870 314 +38.9%
1880 812 +158.6%
1890 881 +8.5%
1900 948 +7.6%
1910 897 −5.4%
1920 751 −16.3%
1930 856 +14.0%
1940 861 +0.6%
1950 939 +9.1%
1960 875 −6.8%
1970 906 +3.5%
1980 959 +5.8%
1990 841 −12.3%
2000 872 +3.7%
2010 836 −4.1%
2014 821 −1.8%
2015 821 +0.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 836 people, 314 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,045.0 inhabitants per square mile (403.5/km2). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 450.0 per square mile (173.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 314 households of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 872 people, 338 households, and 239 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,119.5 people per square mile (431.6/km²). There were 366 housing units at an average density of 469.9 per square mile (181.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.36% White, 0.11% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 1.38% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.78% of the population.

There were 338 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,727, and the median income for a family was $43,173. Males had a median income of $32,107 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,041. About 8.3% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

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