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Morning Sun is a city in Louisa County, in the Muscatine metro area.

One tradition says the community was named by two local men returning from an all-night search for some missing oxen

The latitude of Morning Sun is 41.096N. The longitude is -91.257W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 755 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 870.


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Median household income
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$37,727
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Morning Sun demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: R.F.D. Postal Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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38% of Morning Sun residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morning Sun ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morning Sun was $19,041, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Morning Sun residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Morning Sun, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $285.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $588.


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Libraries in Morning Sun include Mellinger Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Louisa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morning Sun political report.

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The average commute time for Morning Sun workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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