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Morton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Morton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Scott County at latitude 32.3503 and longitude -89.6547. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Morton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Morton, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Morton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Morton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,435
Population in Households 3,329
Population in Familes 2,662
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 478
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 1,121
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 779
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 663 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 459 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $77,303
Average Home Value $94,524


Median Household Income $32,568
Average Household Income $40,921
Per Capita Income $13,989
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.18% -0.1%
Households -0.25% -0.14%
Families -0.54% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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, 2014 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 # 87 76th
Population Density1 # 181 50th
Diversity Index2 # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 183 50th
Per Capita Income # 292 20th

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