For population 25 years and over in Morton:
For population 15 years and over in Morton city:
378 residents are foreign born (10.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $717 (0.9%)
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) , Lena, MS (4.1 miles) , Lake, MS (4.4 miles ), Puckett, MS (4.4 miles ), Walnut Grove, MS (4.5 miles ), Brandon, MS (4.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 32.35 N, Longitude: 89.65 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,315 (+38.0%)
Area code: 601
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: +369 (+11.9%).
Work and jobs in Morton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Morton, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Morton-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 279% 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 significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from Morton center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from Morton center
On 5/21/2002 at 20:35:34, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Scott County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Atley Donald - Baseball player, B Angie B - Singer, Shay Hodge - Player of football.
Hospital/medical center in Morton:
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Public high school in Morton:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Morton and their reported violations in the past:CITY OF MORTON (Population served: 6000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:HOMESTEAD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 27.1%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 29.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 38.9% for other race residents, 34.5% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
20 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
People in group quarters in Morton in 2000:
Morton compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Morton (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Morton (based on Scott County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.83%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,949 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,405 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Morton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Morton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Morton, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:7 (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:22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Morton)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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