|• Total||20.81 km2 (8.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||650 m (2,130 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2013)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Ingenbohl, Muotathal, Riemenstalden, Seelisberg (UR), Sisikon (UR), Schwyz|
Morschach is first mentioned in 1261 as Morsacho.
Morschach has an area, as of 2006[update], of 20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi). Of this area, 52.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 36.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (8.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Morschach has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 1,105. As of 2007[update], 14.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 9.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (89.0%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 2.0%) and Portuguese being third ( 1.7%).
As of 2000[update] the gender distribution of the population was 54.4% male and 45.6% female. The age distribution, as of 2008[update], in Morschach is; 274 people or 28.6% of the population is between 0 and 19. 331 people or 34.6% are 20 to 39, and 247 people or 25.8% are 40 to 64. The senior population distribution is 67 people or 7.0% are 65 to 74. There are 36 people or 3.8% who are 70 to 79 and 3 people or 0.31% of the population who are over 80.
Morschach has an unemployment rate of 1.41%. As of 2005[update], there were 70 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 32 businesses involved in this sector. 15 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 434 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 42 businesses in this sector.
From the 2000 census[update], 710 or 74.1% are Roman Catholic, while 65 or 6.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 6 individuals (or about 0.63% of the population) who belong to the Orthodox Church, and there are less than 5 individuals who belong to another Christian church. There are 13 (or about 1.36% of the population) who are Islamic. There are less than 5 individuals who belong to another church (not listed on the census), 66 (or about 6.89% of the population) belong to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 95 individuals (or about 9.92% of the population) did not answer the question.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
- Morschach in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 31-Aug-2009
- Canton Schwyz Statistics (German) accessed 27 August 2009
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