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Morgan County, Colorado (CO)


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County population in 2012: 28,472 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 27,171 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,377
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,314
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,533
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,603 (it was 3,006 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

34%

Land area: 1285 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morgan County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.7%), Manufacturing (18.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Median resident age:  36.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years

Males: 13,898  (48.3%)
Females: 14,261  (51.7%)

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Morgan County,CO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Morgan County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,592 ($34,568 in 1999)
This county:

$40592
Colorado:

$55430

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $484 (lower quartile is $393, upper quartile is $591)
This county:

$484
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,946 (it was $94,300 in 2000)
Morgan County:

$137,946
Colorado:

$237,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,750 - $188,821

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $212,425
Here:

$212,425
State:

$322,490

Townhouses or other attached units: $258,063
Here:

$258,063
State:

$250,501

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,544
Here:

$193,544
State:

$224,676

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $253,092
Here:

$253,092
State:

$210,473

Mobile homes: $72,427
Here:

$72,427
State:

$53,488

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,680
Here:

$33,680
State:

$69,208
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,461
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $251

Institutionalized population: 549

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Morgan County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $858 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $783 (0.6%)


Morgan County household income distribution in 2009 Morgan County home values distribution


Morgan County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.6%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.6% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.4%
Whole state:

9.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Morgan County is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $560 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $746 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Morgan, Brush, Log Lane Village, Wiggins, Weldona, Morgan Heights, Hillrose, Jackson Lake, Snyder, Orchard.

Morgan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Morgan County: Rediess Ranch (A), Huey Ranch (B), Windbreak Windmill (C), Toyne Windmill (D), Adena Station (E), Old Black Tank Windmill (F), South Windmill (G), North Windmill (H), School Section Windmill (I), Moreland Windmill (J), Weiss Windmill (K), Marwitz Windmill (L), East Windmill (M), Miller Ranch (N), Mitchell Windmills (O), Atkinson Windmill (P), Bass Windmill (Q), Segelke Windmills (R), Valley (S), Griffin (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Morgan County include: Adena Union Church (A), Antelope Springs Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Weldona Cemetery (1), Wiggins Cemetery (2), Adena Cemetery (3), Hoyt Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Emmerson Lake (A), Smith Lake (B), Sunken Lake (C), Christensen Reservoir Number 1 (D), Jackson Lake (E), Kiowa Reservoir (F), Bettale Reservoir Number 1 (G), Wickstrom Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Buck Creek (A), Potty Brown Creek (B), Sand Arroyo Creek (C), Camp Creek (D), Beaver Creek (E), Badger Creek (F), Kiowa Creek (G), Wildcat Creek (H), Muddy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Logan County , Washington County , Weld County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 796
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,976 (16% naturalized citizens)

Morgan County:

14.6%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.3%

Morgan County marital status for males
Morgan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Morgan County with a mortgage: 3,148 (245 second mortgage, 223 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,482

Here:

68.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.80%
Here58.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 15,976
Total congregations: 41

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents7,162 (44.8%)1,356 (8.5%)1,033 (6.5%)883 (5.5%)800 (5.0%)
Congregations3 (7.3%)3 (7.3%)3 (7.3%)4 (9.8%)3 (7.3%)
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents776 (4.9%)642 (4.0%)575 (3.6%)483 (3.0%)2,266 (14.2%)
Congregations1 (2.4%)3 (7.3%)3 (7.3%)1 (2.4%)17 (41.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Morgan County - Fort Morgan, Brush, Log Lane Village, Wiggins, Weldona

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Morgan County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Morgan County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Morgan County:

7.21 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
Colorado:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Morgan County:

10.1%
State:

9.6%


Agriculture in Morgan County:

Average size of farms: 996 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $588,650
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $328.14
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $572,901
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.18%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $133,974
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 34.74
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.29%
Corn for grain: 65054 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 60675 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,272 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1 acres

Tornado activity:

Morgan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Morgan County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Morgan County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Morgan County (%):





Morgan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,953 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,740 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 62 (1%)
  • Walked: 386 (3%)
  • Other means: 91 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 448 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Morgan County, Colorado in 2000:

People in group quarters in Morgan County, Colorado in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,180.

6.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,588 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Colorado average:

10.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.93% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($18,815 average AGI)
2.60% relocated from other states ($14,774 average AGI)
Morgan County:

2.60%
Colorado average:

4.67%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Weld County, CO  1.03% ($27,793 average AGI)
from Adams County, CO  0.54% ($33,958)
from Larimer County, CO  0.37% ($27,879)
from Denver County, CO  0.25% ($22,682)
from Logan County, CO  0.24% ($23,000)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.21% ($33,737)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.17% ($17,933)


7.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Colorado average:

10.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.81% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($20,689 average AGI)
2.88% relocated to other states ($14,486 average AGI)
Morgan County:

2.88%
Colorado average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Weld County, CO  1.48% ($30,843 average AGI)
to Adams County, CO  0.52% ($39,064)
to Denver County, CO  0.49% ($30,773)
to Larimer County, CO  0.41% ($28,892)
to Logan County, CO  0.31% ($27,036)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.28% ($22,520)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.20% ($30,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.3

Births per 1000 population in Morgan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Morgan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morgan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,885 (3,414 aged, 471 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.7. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,595

Size of family households: 3,001 2-persons, 1,474 3-persons, 1,288 4-persons, 808 5-persons, 372 6-persons, 259 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,630 1-person, 363 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

74.4% of residents of Morgan County speak English at home.
24.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $132,775,000 ($4720 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,760,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,100,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,620,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,579,000
Federal grants: $26,968,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,730,000 ($437,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,778,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,062,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $31,492,000
Federal Government insurance: $45,499,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,380
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,265
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,012
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,268
Here -45 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Morgan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.77 millions of gallons per day (36% from ground, 64% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.9

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 136
  • 3 rooms: 225
  • 4 rooms: 736
  • 5 rooms: 1,304
  • 6 rooms: 1,450
  • 7 rooms: 922
  • 8 rooms: 815
  • 9+ rooms: 932
  • 1 room: 54
  • 2 rooms: 372
  • 3 rooms: 465
  • 4 rooms: 770
  • 5 rooms: 581
  • 6 rooms: 379
  • 7 rooms: 184
  • 8 rooms: 80
  • 9+ rooms: 121
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 261
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,498
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,886
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,428
  • 5+ bedrooms: 437
  • no bedroom: 77
  • 1 bedroom: 798
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,120
  • 3 bedrooms: 728
  • 4 bedrooms: 196
  • 5+ bedrooms: 87
Cars and other vehicles available in Morgan County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 205
  • 1 vehicle: 1,466
  • 2 vehicles: 2,800
  • 3 vehicles: 1,311
  • 4 vehicles: 480
  • 5+ vehicles: 271
  • no vehicle: 365
  • 1 vehicle: 1,390
  • 2 vehicles: 913
  • 3 vehicles: 252
  • 4 vehicles: 47
  • 5+ vehicles: 39

52% of Morgan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Colorado.

Morgan County:

51.8%
State average:

45.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morgan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Electricity (16.0%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (57.3%)
  • Electricity (26.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Wood (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 180
Here:

5.0%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

1.6%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 75
Here:

11.1%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Morgan County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Morgan County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Morgan County government finances - Debt in 2004:


Morgan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Morgan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Morgan County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Morgan County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16176.3 years
Mary12178.4 years
William11978.5 years
Robert9871.7 years
George9477.0 years
James9072.7 years
Henry7878.4 years
Charles7879.5 years
Anna6587.0 years
Fred6480.9 years
Most common last names in Morgan County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller5676.3 years
Smith5478.0 years
Johnson4480.6 years
Weimer4178.6 years
Thompson3178.8 years
Williams2781.3 years
White2772.7 years
Christensen2581.6 years
Davis2472.9 years
Wilson2471.5 years
Businesses in Morgan County, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3MasterBrand Cabinets10
Ace Hardware2Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Microtel1
Blockbuster1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Clarion1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx5U-Haul2
Goodwill3UPS5
H&R Block1Vons1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Morgan County, CO

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