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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Morning Sun demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Louisa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52640 ZIP code.
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.
13% of Morning Sun residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Morning Sun, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $285. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $588.
Libraries in Morning Sun include Mellinger Memorial Library ... View libraries
Louisa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morning Sun political report.
The average commute time for Morning Sun workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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