Morse, Louisiana

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Morse, Louisiana
Village
Location of Morse in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Morse in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 30°07′18″N 92°29′55″W / 30.12167°N 92.49861°W / 30.12167; -92.49861Coordinates: 30°07′18″N 92°29′55″W / 30.12167°N 92.49861°W / 30.12167; -92.49861
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishAcadia
Incorporated1906
Government
 • MayorDarlene Thibodeaux (D)
Area
 • Total1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Land1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total812
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
802
 • Density572.45/sq mi (221.06/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)337
FIPS code22-52320

Morse is a village in Acadia Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 812 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Crowley Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Laid out in 1898 on land owned by J. M. Crabtree[4], Morse was settled by farmers from Illinois and Iowa and incorporated as a village in 1906. The Southern Pacific Railroad had built a line here in 1895 connecting Midland and Gueydan and named it Morse Station after the railroad's New Orleans-based passenger agent, Col. Samuel Finley Breese Morse, a cousin of the inventor of the telegraph.[5] Morse had promoted immigration efforts targeting the area.[6]


Geography

Morse is located at 30°7′18″N 92°29′55″W / 30.12167°N 92.49861°W / 30.12167; -92.49861 (30.121628, -92.498500).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910237
1920482103.4%
193054913.9%
194074235.2%
1950679−8.5%
19606820.4%
197075911.3%
198083510.0%
1990782−6.3%
2000759−2.9%
20108127.0%
2019 (est.)802[2]−1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 759 people, 279 households, and 201 families residing in the village. The population density was 541.9 inhabitants per square mile (209.3/km2). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 223.5 per square mile (86.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.29% White, 1.05% African American, 0.26% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 279 households, out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,922, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,346. About 20.8% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 18.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Morse village, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "A New Town". The Crowley Signal. 31 December 1898. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  5. ^ acadia.lib.la.us Archived 2007-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Austrian Immigrants Coming". The Crowley Signal. 29 August 1896. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.