Morton, Texas

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Population in 2014: 1,880 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 
Males: 944  (50.2%)
Females: 936  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79346.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,626 (it was $25,809 in 2000)
Morton:

$32,626
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,322 (it was $10,641 in 2000)

Morton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $24,577 (it was $21,200 in 2000)
Morton:

$24,577
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $48,116; Detached houses: $49,328; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,430; Mobile homes: $21,805

Median gross rent in 2013: $425.

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  • Races in Morton, TX (2013)

    Morton races chart
    • 1,38167.9%Hispanic
    • 56727.9%White alone
    • 814.0%Black alone
    • 40.2%Two or more races
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.10%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Morton: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (6.7%), Irish (4.9%), German (4.7%), English (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3760 feet

Land area: 1.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,332 people per square mile   (low).

Morton, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Morton:

  • High school or higher: 60.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morton city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

338 residents are foreign born (16.5% Latin America).

This city:

16.6%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Morton, Texas as of May 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Morton to the number of sex offenders is 244 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $632 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $301 (1.5%)

Morton satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $212,800

Latitude: 33.72 N, Longitude: 102.76 W

Area code: 806

Morton household income distribution Morton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -387 (-14.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (47%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (37%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (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

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Tornado activity:

Morton-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 40% 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 above Texas state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.0 miles away from Morton center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 248.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.7 miles away from Morton center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 241.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Morton topographic map

Birthplace of: Phil Hardberger - Judge, Kendrick Johnson - College basketball player (Georgia Bulldogs).

Hospitals and medical centers in Morton:

  • COCHRAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 205 E GRANT STREET)
  • MORTON MANOR NURSING HOME (211 WEST GARFIELD AVENUE)

airports located in Morton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morton:

  • South Plains College (about 25 miles; Levelland, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,007)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 47 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 51 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 52 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 68 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 100 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 106 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)

Public high school in Morton:

  • MORTON SCHOOL (Students: 104, Location: 500 CHAMPION DR, Grades: PK-12)
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Library in Morton:

  • COCHRAN COUNTY LOVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $64,521; Location: 318 S MAIN ST; 16,048 books; 218 audio materials; 147 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Morton: Cochran County Courthouse (A), Morton Volunteer Fire Department (B), Cochran County Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Morton include: Church of Christ Eastside (A), First Missionary Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Saint Ann Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cochran County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 19.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.5% for American Indian residents, 11.7% for other race residents, 63.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
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, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Morton (2011 data):

  • City Bank: Morton Branch at 107 West Taylor Street, branch established on 1998/07/31. Info updated 2010/10/28: Bank assets: $2,020.1 mil, Deposits: $1,776.1 mil, headquarters in Lubbock, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: South Plains Financial, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.6
Texas average:

14.4

Morton travel time to work - commute Morton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Morton city (based on Cochran County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,53113
Catholic6211
Mainline Protestant1551
None820-
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: 1
Cochran County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Cochran County:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cochran County:

27.8%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.7%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Morton:

46.6%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Morton:

43.2%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Morton:

26.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Morton:

10.4%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Morton:

32.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

50.9%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Morton, TX 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
Financial Administration 2$4,966$29,7960$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,318$51,8160$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,122$37,4640$0
Sewerage 1$3,074$36,8880$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,396$28,7520$0
Water Supply 1$3,934$47,2080$0
Gas Supply 1$3,580$42,9600$0
Totals for Government 8$25,390$38,0850$0

Morton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $303,000 ($161.17)
    Water Utilities: $180,000 ($95.74)
    Financial Administration: $157,000 ($83.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $143,000 ($76.06)
    Regular Highways: $126,000 ($67.02)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($13.30)
    Health Services - Other: $19,000 ($10.11)
    Welfare - Other: $13,000 ($6.91)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $12,000 ($6.38)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($3.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $273,000 ($145.21)

Morton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $170,000 ($90.43)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($47.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($18.62)
    General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($11.17)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $360,000 ($191.49)
    Water Utilities: $299,000 ($159.04)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $53,000 ($28.19)
    Property: $47,000 ($25.00)
    Public Utilities: $36,000 ($19.15)
    NEC: $7,000 ($3.72)

Morton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $822,000 ($437.23)

6.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,343 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hockley County, TX  1.84% ($27,789 average AGI)


9.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.04%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hockley County, TX  2.54% ($32,741 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  1.88% ($29,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Morton:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KLVT (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEVELLAND, TX; Owner: PAUL R. BEANE)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZZN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LITTLEFIELD, TX; Owner: EMIL MACHA)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morton:

  • K216DO (91.1 FM; MORTON, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAIQ (95.5 FM; WOLFFORTH, TX; Owner: LITTLEFIELD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Morton:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJTV-TV (Channel 34; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KENW (Channel 3; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K24DU (Channel 24; DORA, NM; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
Morton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


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 persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Morton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

45 (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:

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:

2
  • Call Sign: N5DRT, Previous Call Sign: KD5CUE, Licensee ID: L00200584, Grant Date: 02/08/2007, Expiration Date: 02/08/2017, Certifier: Kurt A Hill, Registrant: Kurt A Hill, 512 Se 9th Street, Morton, TX 79346
  • Call Sign: KF5QKZ, Licensee ID: L01713632, Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 05/30/2022, Certifier: David M Turney, Registrant: David M Turney, 708 E Grant Ave, Morton, TX 79346

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1852J , Serial Number: 28-24289, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Darrell Betts, 101 Cr 175, Morton, TX 79346
  • Aircraft: CROW FRED NOEL MUSTANG II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 48MK , Serial Number: MII2129, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 01/04/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Fred N Crow, 1933 Fm 1780, Morton, TX 79346
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6038H , Serial Number: 19181, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Chester J Page, Rt 2, Morton, TX 79346
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6761B , Serial Number: 18-5036, Year manufactured: 1956
    Registrant (Individual): Granville Lasseter, , Morton, TX 79346

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Morton, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2875.8 years
John2274.2 years
William2275.4 years
Mary1881.8 years
Willie1478.3 years
Thomas1373.2 years
George1275.1 years
Joe869.8 years
Roy871.0 years
Robert870.6 years
Most common last names in Morton, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1378.4 years
Smith1373.5 years
Taylor979.9 years
Cooper880.1 years
Baker776.1 years
Ramsey774.0 years
Brown787.8 years
Hill779.6 years
Jones785.0 years
Rodriguez768.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Businesses in Morton, TX

  • True Value: 1

Morton compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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