Morton, Mississippi Population 2021

3,425
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Morton is a city located in Scott County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 3,425, it is the 75th largest city in Mississippi and the 5829th largest city in the United States . Morton is currently declining at a rate of -1.47% annually and its population has decreased by -1.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,462 in 2010. Morton reached it's highest population of 3,693 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Morton has a population density of 385 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morton is $50,706 with a poverty rate of 32.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $718 per month, and the median house value is $69,800. The median age in Morton is 27.8 years, 23 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Morton Demographics

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

  • White: 50.38%
  • Black or African American: 39.12%
  • Other race: 8.00%
  • Native American: 1.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.20%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morton, Mississippi is 3,425 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,578.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,462.

Morton, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,80850.38%
Black or African American1,40439.12%
Some Other Race2878.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native471.31%
Two or More Races431.20%
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Morton Population by Race

Morton Population Pyramid $2021

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Morton Median Age

27.8


Total

23


Male

37.3


Female

Morton Adults

There are 2,280 adults, (424 of whom are seniors) in Morton.

Morton Age Dependency

93.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

70.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Morton Sex Ratio

Female

1,781

49.62%

Male

1,808

50.38%

Morton Population by Age

Morton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family85%15%
Married70.6%29.4%
All50.5%49.5%
Female37%63%
Male0%100%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0063.4350.5
Female4003.6537
Married3743.6770.6
Male1193.780
Non Family1131.4785

3.48

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

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Morton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade48523.49%
9th to 12th Grade23711.48%
High School Graduate72134.92%
Some College37718.26%
Associates Degree874.21%
Bachelors Degree924.46%
Graduate Degree663.20%
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Morton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White827675128
Black78254230
Hispanic448118
Other Race134
2+ Races1111
Native American66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.48%.

Morton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,460$26,146$21,426
Less Than 9th Grade$20,762$$20,742
High School Graduate$22,045$25,484$20,556
Some College$25,568$33,269$19,000
Bachelors Degree$43,158$50,625$37,721
Graduate Degree$54,107$62,083$

$23,460

Average Earnings

$26,146

Average Male

$21,426

Average Female

Morton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morton Language by Age

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Morton Language

73.98% of Morton residents speak only English, while 26.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.00% of the population.

Morton Language

Morton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,39257141.02%
Hispanic89932836.48%
Other28725889.90%
White1,05118217.32%
Multiple221150.00%

32.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.60%

Male Poverty Rate

27.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morton is Other, with 89.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morton is White, with 17.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.22%.

Morton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.35%
High School24.81%
Some College8.13%
Bachelors or Greater6.96%

Morton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed15.11%
Female Unemployed14.29%
Female Employed12.95%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Morton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,469$50,706
Families$29,219$52,681
Married Families$50,735-
Non Families$16,635$22,769
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Income by Household Type

Morton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Morton Married by Age and Sex

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Morton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Morton Marital Status by Race

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Morton Marital Status

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110

Number of Veterans

102

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War26
First Gulf War17
Vietnam15
Korea11
World War II2

Morton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5460
75+16
65 to 7415
18 to 3412
55 to 647

Morton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White756.35%
Black353.95%

Morton Veterans by Race

Morton Veterans by Education

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13.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morton Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Morton Employment by Age

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Morton Employment by Race

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Morton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.63%

Born in Morton

84.56%

Native Born

15.44%

Foreign Born

13.68%

Non Citizen

1.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.56% of Morton residents were born in the United States, with 69.63% having been born in Mississippi. 13.68% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,425-51-1.47%
20203,476-51-1.45%
20193,527-51-1.43%
20183,578-37-1.02%
20173,615-2-0.06%
20163,617-18-0.50%
20153,635-23-0.63%
20143,658110.30%
20133,647-18-0.49%
20123,665-14-0.38%
20113,679-14-0.38%
20103,6932110.59%
20003,4822700.81%
19903,212-91-0.28%
19803,3036312.14%
19702,6720.00%

Morton Population by Year