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Morton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The City of Morton had a population of 3,573 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Morton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,573
Daytime Population: Workers 1,709
Daytime Population: Residents 1,926
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,635
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 3,467
Population in Familes 2,754
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density2 497
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $31,286
Average Household Income $44,760
Per Capita Income $15,587


Total Housing Units 1,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 651 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 507 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $68,816
Average Home Value $78,456


Total Households 1,158
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 801
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.44% 0.33%
Households 0.3% 0.24%
Families 0.07% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2017 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 Density # 171 53rd
Diversity Index # 3 99th
Median Household Income # 221 39th
Per Capita Income # 293 19th

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