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Morton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The City of Morton had a population of 3,581 as of July 1, 2016. Morton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morton is located at latitude 32.3503 and longitude -89.6547 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The City of Morton (GNIS ID: 2404309) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Morton is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Morton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,581
Population in Households 3,475
Population in Familes 2,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 498
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 1,165
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 807
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 672 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 493 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $65,262
Average Home Value $78,715


Median Household Income $29,521
Average Household Income $42,822
Per Capita Income $14,990
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.54%
Households 0.45% 0.51%
Families 0.2% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Morton, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morton to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 85 77th
Population Density1 # 171 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 3 99th
Median Household Income # 228 37th
Per Capita Income # 291 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.