Morton, Texas Population 2024

1,698

Morton is a city located in Bailey County and Cochran County Texas. Morton has a 2024 population of 1,698. It is also the county seat of Cochran County. Morton is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually and its population has increased by 0.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,690 in 2020.

The average household income in Morton is $51,408 with a poverty rate of 29.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Morton is 37 years, 37.6 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Morton Demographics

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

  • White: 53.82%
  • Two or more races: 31.81%
  • Black or African American: 7.19%
  • Other race: 6.87%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,128.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.47% (8)
The current population of Morton, Texas is 1,698 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,690.

Morton, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White84653.82%
Two or more races50031.81%
Black or African American1137.19%
Other race1086.87%
Native American50.32%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Morton Population by Race

Morton Population Pyramid 2024

Morton Median Age

37

Total

37.6

Male

35.5

Female

Morton Adults

There are 1,174 adults, (271 of whom are seniors) in Morton.

Morton Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Morton Sex Ratio

Female75247.84%
Male82052.16%

Morton Population by Age

Morton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6442.4164.835.2
Non Family2561.0757.442.6
Married2243.5879.520.5
Female1022.8373.526.5
Male622.9527.472.6

3.13

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

64.8%

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 Grade22120.93%
9th to 12th Grade10810.23%
High School Graduate42440.15%
Some College16815.91%
Associates Degree615.78%
Bachelors Degree555.21%
Graduate Degree191.8%

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
Hispanic62934317
White34731956
2+ Races3061560
Black100781
Other Race68257
Native American110

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 16.14%.

Morton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,792$47,500$26,583
Less Than 9th Grade$11,765$0$7,132
High School Graduate$49,340$49,931$38,068
Some College$27,188$0$26,250
Bachelors Degree$0$0$58,750
Graduate Degree$107,857$0$0

$37,792

Average Earnings

$47,500

Average Male

$26,583

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

39.94% of Morton residents speak only English, while 60.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 55.06% of the population.

Morton Language

Morton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,04437936.3%
Multiple49919839.68%
White427399.13%
Black1043634.62%
Other10821.85%

29.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.5%

Male Poverty Rate

27.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morton is Multiple, with 39.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morton is Other, with 1.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.49%.

Morton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.95%
Some College26.82%
High School19.17%
Bachelors or Greater1.35%

Morton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed86.67%
Male Employed24.56%
Female Employed21.55%
Female Unemployed9.8%

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$37,604$51,408
Families$48,716$63,057
Married Families$53,393$-999,999,999
Non Families$17,019$30,038

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Morton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

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

61

Number of Veterans

54

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War15
Vietnam14
Second Gulf War10
Korea8
World War II0

Morton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+26
55 to 6417
18 to 3410
65 to 746
35 to 542

Morton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White487.56%
Hispanic223.01%
Black1313%

Morton Veterans by Race

Morton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

8.9%

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

70.42%

Born in Morton

82.57%

Native Born

17.43%

Foreign Born

13.8%

Non Citizen

3.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.57% of Morton residents were born in the United States, with 70.42% having been born in Texas. 13.8% 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
20291,70820.12%
20281,70620.12%
20271,70420.12%
20261,70220.12%
20251,70020.12%
20241,69820.12%
20231,69620.12%
20221,694492.98%
20211,645-45-2.66%
20201,690-104-5.8%
20191,79440.22%
20181,790-23-1.27%
20171,813-49-2.63%
20161,862-43-2.26%
20151,905191.01%
20141,886-41-2.13%
20131,927-12-0.62%
20121,939-36-1.82%
20111,975-44-2.18%
20102,01900%

Morton Population by Year