Morton, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 3,423 (84% urban, 16% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 1,577  (46.1%)
Females: 1,846  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

32.9 years
Mississippi median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 39117.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,005 (it was $25,491 in 2000)
Morton:

$34,005
MS:

$41,754

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,943 (it was $12,556 in 2000)

Morton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,650 (it was $43,700 in 2000)
Morton:

$82,650
MS:

$113,900

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $83,371; detached houses: $82,653; mobile homes: $85,681

Median gross rent in 2016: $643.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.2%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 11.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Morton, MS (2010)
    • 1,27636.9%White alone
    • 1,23635.7%Black alone
    • 89025.7%Hispanic
    • 431.2%Two or more races
    • 90.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone
    • 20.06%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Morton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Morton, Mississippi as of August 21, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Morton is 107 to 1.


Crime rates in Morton by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(86.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.2)
1
(29.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(58.1)
7
(202.8)
3
(86.8)
4
(116.7)
2
(58.5)
4
(116.4)
4
(116.6)
3
(86.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
12
(347.6)
7
(202.4)
1
(29.2)
21
(613.9)
7
(203.7)
5
(145.7)
4
(115.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(755.6)
28
(811.1)
33
(954.3)
26
(758.2)
21
(613.9)
21
(611.2)
5
(145.7)
22
(633.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(377.8)
8
(231.7)
13
(375.9)
11
(320.8)
10
(292.3)
15
(436.6)
17
(495.3)
21
(604.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(87.2)
3
(86.9)
2
(57.8)
6
(175.0)
5
(146.2)
4
(116.4)
9
(262.2)
6
(172.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
2
(58.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 306.3)90.0203.4222.4120.7230.0168.5115.1211.8

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City-data.com crime index in Morton, MS

Crime rate in Morton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 14 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.02
Mississippi average:

2.18
March 2016 cost of living index in Morton: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (7.8%), Irish (2.4%), English (2.1%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 465 feet

Land area: 6.72 square miles.

Population density: 509 people per square mile   (low).

Morton, Mississippi map

624 residents are foreign born (18.2% Latin America).

This city:

18.2%
Mississippi:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $732 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $542 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (32.2 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (157.5 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (383.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Pelahatchie, MS (3.0 miles ),
Forest, MS (3.2 miles ),
Polkville, MS (3.3 miles),
Hillsboro, MS (3.4 miles ),
Lena, MS (4.1 miles),
Lake, MS (4.4 miles ),
Puckett, MS (4.4 miles ),
Walnut Grove, MS (4.5 miles )
.

Latitude: 32.35 N, Longitude: 89.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,350 (+39.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 627 (43.3%)

Area code: 601

Distribution of median household income in Morton, MS in 2016
Distribution of house value in Morton, MS in 2016

Morton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $121,800
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Morton, MS residents
Average permit cost in Morton, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Morton, MS
Historical housing units in Morton, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +369 (+11.9%).
Most common industries in Morton, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (21.1%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (27.5%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.3%)
  • Truck transportation (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (13.6%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.8%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Morton, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Morton, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Morton, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Morton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/2/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Morton city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 1/23/1969, a category F4 tornado 26.8 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 241 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morton-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.8 miles away from Morton center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 157.3 miles away from Morton center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 141.6 miles away from Morton center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 314.5 miles away from Morton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scott County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Morton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Morton:

  • GUARDIAN ANGEL HOSPICE, INC (1192 HIGHWAY 13 SOUTH)
  • SCOTT REGIONAL HOSPITAL CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 317 HIGHWAY 13 SOUTH)
  • MS CARE CENTER OF MORTON (96 OLD HIGHWAY 80 EAST/P. O. BOX 459)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morton:

  • Belhaven University (about 31 miles; Jackson, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,147)
  • East Central Community College (about 33 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Jackson State University (about 33 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)
  • Mississippi College (about 40 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)
  • Hinds Community College (about 45 miles; Raymond, MS; FT enrollment: 9,115)
  • Holmes Community College (about 46 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • Meridian Community College (about 54 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)

Public high school in Morton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Morton:

Private elementary/middle school in Morton:

  • ALPHA & OMEGA ACADEMY (Students: 50, Location: 1400 HIGHWAY 13 N, Grades: UG-5)
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Points of interest:

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Churches in Morton include: North Morton Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), First United Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), East Morton Baptist Church (E), Church of God (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Pleasant Hill Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hodge Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Mill Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Morton: Farris Municipal Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Atley Donald - Baseball player, B Angie B - Singer, Shay Hodge - Football player.

Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Morton and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF MORTON (Population served: 6,600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2010)
  • 312 regular monitoring violations
L & F WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,818, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 221 regular monitoring violations
HOMESTEAD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,575, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 84 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.3%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
20 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Morton in 2000:

  • 124 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Banks with branches in Morton (2011 data):

  • Bank of Morton: Bank Of Morton at 366 South 4th Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2007/07/05: Bank assets: $57.5 mil, Deposits: $49.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Morton Bancorp, Inc.
  • PriorityOne Bank: Morton Branch at 164 Hwy 481 South, branch established on 1974/05/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $511.5 mil, Deposits: $433.9 mil, headquarters in Magee, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Priorityone Capital Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Morton:

Marital status in Morton, MS
  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Morton:

  • High school or higher: 70.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Mississippi average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Morton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Morton, MS (based on Scott County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,64664
Mainline Protestant2,92823
Catholic1,0002
Black Protestant5703
Other-1
None9,120-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Scott County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Scott County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.8%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

35.8%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.8%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Morton:

29.3
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Morton:

21.1%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.2%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Morton:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
Morton:

53.2%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.7%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Morton, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$31,787$34,6777$6,158
Sewerage 7$16,093$27,5880$0
Water Supply 6$13,635$27,2701$2,844
Police - Other 5$9,171$22,0102$1,442
Other Government Administration 4$13,526$40,5780$0
Financial Administration 2$4,103$24,6180$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,005$36,0300$0
Streets and Highways 2$4,656$27,9361$1,015
Judicial and Legal 1$2,757$33,0840$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 40$101,733$30,52011$11,459

Morton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $85,000 ($24.83)
    Sewerage: $68,000 ($19.87)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,405,000 ($410.46)
    Police Protection: $867,000 ($253.29)
    Water Utilities: $463,000 ($135.26)
    Regular Highways: $348,000 ($101.67)
    Financial Administration: $310,000 ($90.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $211,000 ($61.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $145,000 ($42.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($2.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $65,000 ($18.99)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($6.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $737,000 ($215.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $100,000 ($29.21)

Morton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,425,000 ($416.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000 ($59.01)
    Other: $132,000 ($38.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $107,000 ($31.26)
    General Revenue - Other: $35,000 ($10.22)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($5.26)
    Rents: $10,000 ($2.92)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($1.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $682,000 ($199.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $666,000 ($194.57)
    Other: $219,000 ($63.98)
  • Tax - Property: $606,000 ($177.04)
    Other License: $20,000 ($5.84)

Morton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,957,000 ($1156.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,633,000 ($1061.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $324,000 ($94.65)

Morton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,343,000 ($684.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $379,000 ($110.72)
Businesses in Morton, MS
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
RadioShack1

Strongest AM radio stations in Morton:

  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WOAD (1300 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZRX (1590 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morton:

  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WMBU (89.1 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTYX (94.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJMI (99.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WJKK (98.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRXW (93.9 FM; PEARL, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WMPR (90.1 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: J.C. MAXWELL BROADCASTING GROUP, INC)
  • WRJH (97.7 FM; BRANDON, MS; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Morton:

  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJKO-LP (Channel 64; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WJMF-LP (Channel 53; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXF-LP (Channel 49; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPT (Channel 16; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WAPT HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBMS-CA (Channel 10; JACKSON, MS; Owner: GENE A. BLAILOCK)
  • WBXK-CA (Channel 8; JACKSON, ETC., MS; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CW (Channel 46; JACKSON/BRANDON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Morton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Morton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 282ft / 86.3mTotal length
  • $7,290,000Total costs
  • 163,615Total average daily traffic
  • 38,629Total average daily truck traffic
  • 145,830Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Morton, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 92000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Morton, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Morton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 129 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Morton, MS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Morton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 115
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 5
Fire incident types in Morton, MS

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Morton, MS
Most common first names in Morton, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8870.9 years
William7976.1 years
Willie5974.7 years
John5672.2 years
Mary5474.8 years
Robert5371.1 years
George3671.3 years
Annie2979.9 years
Bessie2581.9 years
Ruby2380.5 years
Most common last names in Morton, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4973.5 years
Moore4474.9 years
Jones4271.3 years
Cooper4079.1 years
Davis4074.5 years
Easterling3572.9 years
Phillips3373.4 years
Harrell3370.4 years
Thompson3274.5 years
Williams2976.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Morton, MS
  • 57.5%Utility gas
  • 39.9%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Morton, MS
  • 58.6%Electricity
  • 37.0%Utility gas
  • 4.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Morton compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Costa Rica (population 500+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Dominican Republic (population 500+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
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