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Morgan County, Utah (UT)


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County population in 2012: 9,821 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 7,129 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,784
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 728
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,807
Renter-occupied apartments: 308 (it was 239 in 2000)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

30%

Land area: 609 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morgan County: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Retail trade (15.5%), Public administration (12.3%), Manufacturing (12.3%), Construction (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Morgan County, Utah:


Median resident age:  32.0 years
Utah median age:  29.0 years

Males: 4,771  (38.2%)
Females: 4,698  (61.8%)

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Average household size:
Morgan County:

3.0 people
Utah:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,597 ($50,273 in 1999)
This county:

$60597
Utah:

$55117

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $634 (lower quartile is $543, upper quartile is $827)
This county:

$634
State:

$700


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $259,900 (it was $175,400 in 2000)
Morgan County:

$259,900
Utah:

$224,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $209,324 - $343,308

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $362,665
Here:

$362,665
State:

$270,407

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,724,706
Here:

$1,724,706
State:

$209,353

In 2-unit structures: $349,327
Here:

$349,327
State:

$215,405

Mobile homes: $114,310
Here:

$114,310
State:

$47,459
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,404
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $345

Institutionalized population: 0

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


Morgan County, UT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,261 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,083 (0.5%)


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: 3.1%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 32 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32 years old, Black residents: 14 years old, American Indian residents: 18 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

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

5.2%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

3.9%

Area name: Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Morgan County is $501 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $617 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $848 a month.

Cities in this county include: Morgan, Mountain Green.

Morgan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Morgan County: Grants Grave (A), East Canyon Campground (B), Francis Peak Overlook (C), Macfarlane Ranch (D), Gateway (E), Site of Dixie Hollow Pony Express Station (F), Lost Creek Campground (G), Francis Peak Pumping Station (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Morgan County: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Croydon Cemetery (1), Richville Cemetery (2), Milton Cemetery (3), Porterville Cemetery (4), Peterson Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Smith Creek Lakes (A), East Canyon Reservoir (B), Lost Creek Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Peterson Creek (A), Hunts Meadow Creek (B), Tom Condies Creek (C), Lost Creek (D), Trail Creek (E), Hardscrabble Creek (F), Enterprise Slough (G), Spring Branch (H), Gordon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Morgan County include: East Canyon State Park (1), Camp Clayton Historical Marker (2), Bauchmanns Pony Express Station Historical Marker (3), Round Valley Wildlife Management Area (4), Mormon Flat Historical Marker (5), Lost Creek State Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Davis County , Rich County , Salt Lake County , Summit County , Weber County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 377
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 196 (56% naturalized citizens)

Morgan County:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 38.4%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Morgan County with a mortgage: 1,061 (99 second mortgage, 138 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 443

Here:

70.5% with mortgage
State:

75.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.15%
Here88.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,284
Total congregations: 17
Religions in Morgan County - Morgan, Mountain Green

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Morgan County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.4%
Utah:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.2%
Utah:

23.6%



Agriculture in Morgan County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,340
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $69.02
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,151
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 80.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,667
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.06%
All wheat for grain: 71 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Morgan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Utah state average. It is 9.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/20/1998, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $10,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morgan County-area historical earthquake activity is below Utah state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/16/1992 at 14:42:49, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/2006 at 16:55:01, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.1 MW, 4.3 ML, Depth: 0.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/4/1992 at 18:22:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from Morgan County center
On 9/1/2007 at 18:32:02, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 MW, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/17/1997 at 12:02:51, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Morgan County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (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: 2,370 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 491 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 104 (3%)
  • Other means: 14 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 156 (5%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $64,100.

10.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($62,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.18%
Utah average:

8.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.99% relocated from other counties in Utah ($48,848 average AGI)
2.19% relocated from other states ($13,770 average AGI)
Morgan County:

2.19%
Utah average:

3.99%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Davis County, UT  2.79% ($62,824 average AGI)
from Weber County, UT  2.79% ($66,365)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.79% ($83,286)
from Utah County, UT  0.49% ($48,615)
from Summit County, UT  0.41% ($47,818)


10.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.38%
Utah average:

7.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.50% relocated to other counties in Utah ($29,841 average AGI)
1.88% relocated to other states ($8,428 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.88%
Utah average:

3.49%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Weber County, UT  4.03% ($35,860 average AGI)
to Davis County, UT  1.69% ($40,822)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.02% ($21,556)
to Cache County, UT  0.45% ($26,083)
to Utah County, UT  0.38% ($39,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1

Births per 1000 population in Morgan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Morgan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morgan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 764 (717 aged, 47 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1454.590
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 607.130

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75.89

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,469

Size of family households: 854 2-persons, 409 3-persons, 433 4-persons, 338 5-persons, 249 6-persons, 160 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 341 1-person, 34 2-persons, 2 3-persons.

94.9% of residents of Morgan County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $21,145,000 ($2777 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,953,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,302,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,175,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $118,000
Federal grants: $-2,381,000
Federal procurement contracts: $988,000 ($52,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $943,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $170,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,919,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,488,000

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

Births: 545
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

103 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 184
Here:

23 per 1000 residents
State:

28 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +410
Here +52 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Morgan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 111
  • 5 rooms: 244
  • 6 rooms: 241
  • 7 rooms: 301
  • 8 rooms: 237
  • 9+ rooms: 634
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 72
  • 5 rooms: 43
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 50
  • 2 bedrooms: 208
  • 3 bedrooms: 600
  • 4 bedrooms: 508
  • 5+ bedrooms: 441
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 79
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 57
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Morgan County, Utah in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 56
  • 1 vehicle: 196
  • 2 vehicles: 651
  • 3 vehicles: 555
  • 4 vehicles: 214
  • 5+ vehicles: 135
  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 86
  • 2 vehicles: 112
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

62% of Morgan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Utah.

Morgan County:

61.7%
State average:

51.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $159,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

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 (88.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.6%)
  • Electricity (4.6%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (85.4%)
  • Electricity (5.9%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

0.3%
Utah:

4.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

2.0%
Utah:

3.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

6.7%
Utah:

27.4%

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

Morgan County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Morgan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Morgan County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Morgan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Morgan County, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1778.2 years
Robert1573.0 years
James1578.4 years
Mary1385.2 years
George1176.7 years
Dorothy1075.3 years
Joseph1075.2 years
Richard973.9 years
William981.3 years
Charles980.4 years
Most common last names in Morgan County, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Porter2180.4 years
Smith2171.4 years
Carter1976.0 years
Francis1785.1 years
Mecham1583.8 years
Heiner1380.2 years
Peterson1277.0 years
Rich1281.6 years
Johnson1073.5 years
Jensen1077.6 years
Businesses in Morgan County, UT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1FedEx1
Ace Hardware1UPS1

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