For population 25 years and over in Morton:
For population 15 years and over in Morton city:
308 residents are foreign born (15.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $574 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (51.8 miles , pop. 199,564).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (239.8 miles , pop. 448,607).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (351.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Whiteface, TX (3.4 miles ), South Sand Hills, TX (4.1 miles ), Causey, NM (4.7 miles) , Sundown, TX (4.9 miles ), Levelland, TX (4.9 miles ), Sudan, TX (5.2 miles ), Littlefield, TX (5.3 miles ), Opdyke West, TX (5.3 miles) .
Latitude: 33.72 N, Longitude: 102.76 W
Area code: 806
Population change in the 1990s: -387 (-14.7%).
Work and jobs in Morton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Morton, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Morton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Morton city center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/21/1957, a category F4 tornado 27.7 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Morton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/2/2001 at 01:55:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from Morton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Cochran County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Phil Hardberger - Judge, Kendrick Johnson - College basketball player (Georgia Bulldogs).
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Morton and their reported violations in the past:MORTON COUNTRY OF MORTON (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.5%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.7% for American Indian residents, 23.5% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
18 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Morton compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Morton (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Morton (based on Cochran County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 97.80%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
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Morton government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,569 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:
9.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,009 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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Morton fatal accident list:
Feb 13, 1991 04:45 PM, Eastgrant, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 5, 1986 01:44 AM, 114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Morton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Morton, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Morton)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.