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Morton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Morton had a population of 1,947 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 Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morton is located at latitude 33.7248 and longitude -102.7592 in Cochran County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cochran County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,760 feet.

The City of Morton (GNIS ID: 2411170) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Morton is located within Morton Division of Cochran 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, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,947
Daytime Population: Workers 432
Daytime Population: Residents 1,371
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,803
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,938
Population in Familes 1,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,294
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $35,218
Average Household Income $50,207
Per Capita Income $17,820


Total Housing Units 852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 516 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $38,393
Average Home Value $57,074


Total Households 694
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 501
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 -0.41% -0.51%
Households -0.45% -0.55%
Families -0.56% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Morton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 726 59th
Population Density # 549 69th
Diversity Index # 155 91st
Median Household Income # 1400 20th
Per Capita Income # 1375 21st

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