Morton, Mississippi Population 2024

3,593

Morton is a city located in Rankin County, Scott County, and Smith County Mississippi. Morton has a 2024 population of 3,593. Morton is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -3.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,707 in 2020.

The average household income in Morton is $82,625 with a poverty rate of 32.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Morton is 30.6 years, 27 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Morton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morton was:

  • White: 39.73%
  • Black or African American: 33.44%
  • Other race: 22.03%
  • Two or more races: 4.04%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
404.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.08% (-114)
The current population of Morton, Mississippi is 3,593 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,707.

Morton, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,46639.73%
Black or African American1,23433.44%
Other race81322.03%
Two or more races1494.04%
Native American280.76%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Morton Population by Race

Morton Population Pyramid 2024

Morton Median Age

30.6

Total

27

Male

37.3

Female

Morton Adults

There are 2,316 adults, (685 of whom are seniors) in Morton.

Morton Age Dependency

126.2

Age Dependency Ratio

42

Old Age Dependency Ratio

84.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Morton Sex Ratio

Female1,76947.94%
Male1,92152.06%

Morton Population by Age

Morton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0043.5160.839.2
Female3923.7750.549.5
Married3633.4870.829.2
Non Family1631.2363.236.8
Male866.7460.539.5

3.49

Average Family Size

3.51

Average Household Size

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Morton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade40619.21%
9th to 12th Grade1235.82%
High School Graduate54025.54%
Some College75935.9%
Associates Degree2029.56%
Bachelors Degree673.17%
Graduate Degree170.8%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Morton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White82164539
Black78161737
Hispanic4953068
Other Race3992360
2+ Races12120
Native American550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 4.75%.

Morton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,148$36,815$24,519
Less Than 9th Grade$14,200$0$0
High School Graduate$44,063$0$0
Some College$36,026$38,443$21,977
Bachelors Degree$0$0$21,542
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$32,148

Average Earnings

$36,815

Average Male

$24,519

Average Female

Morton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Morton Language

70.9% of Morton residents speak only English, while 29.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.1% of the population.

Morton Language

Morton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,00459058.76%
Other81356269.13%
Black1,20136830.64%
White1,16216814.46%
Multiple13186.11%

32.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.23%

Male Poverty Rate

34.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morton is Other, with 69.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morton is Multiple, with 6.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.52%.

Morton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.51%
Some College9.98%
High School9.72%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Morton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed27.27%
Male Employed21.23%
Female Employed16.07%
Female Unemployed0%

Morton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$29,900$82,625
Families$29,089$89,676
Married Families$62,138$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,321$37,144

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Morton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

28.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Morton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Morton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Morton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Morton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

66

Number of Veterans

62

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam43
Second Gulf War16
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Morton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+50
35 to 5416
18 to 340
55 to 640
65 to 740

Morton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black435.15%
White232.31%

Morton Veterans by Race

Morton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

75.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

0.9%

Unemployment Rate

Morton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Morton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Morton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.91%

Born in Morton

94.31%

Native Born

5.69%

Foreign Born

4.85%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.31% of Morton residents were born in the United States, with 75.91% having been born in Mississippi. 4.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Morton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,450-29-0.83%
20283,479-28-0.8%
20273,507-29-0.82%
20263,536-28-0.79%
20253,564-29-0.81%
20243,593-28-0.77%
20233,621-29-0.79%
20223,650-2-0.05%
20213,652-55-1.48%
20203,7071604.51%
20193,547-43-1.2%
20183,590-33-0.91%
20173,623-4-0.11%
20163,627-16-0.44%
20153,643-19-0.52%
20143,662110.3%
20133,651-14-0.38%
20123,665-17-0.46%
20113,682-11-0.3%
20103,6932116.06%
20003,4822708.41%
19903,212-91-2.76%
19803,30363123.62%
19702,67200%

Morton Population by Year