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. 2013 cost of living index in Morgan County: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.6%), Retail trade (12.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.9%), Manufacturing (11.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Morgan County, Utah:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
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 2013: $81,633 ($50,273 in 1999)

This county:

$81633
Utah:

$59770

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $685 (lower quartile is $548, upper quartile is $863)
This county:

$685
State:

$766


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $262,661 (it was $175,400 in 2000)
Morgan:

$262,661
Utah:

$211,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $194,554 - $382,102
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,617
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $401

Institutionalized population: 0

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 153 buildings, average cost: $289,600
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $219,200
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $300,200

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,480 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,449 (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 2013: 4.0%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.0% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.0%
Morgan County:

4.0%
Utah:

12.7%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 8 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.5%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 28
  • 1990 to 1994: 77
  • 1985 to 1989: 3
  • 1980 to 1984: 15
  • 1975 to 1979: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1965 to 1969: 47

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Morgan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other8,41822
Mainline Protestant691
None982-
Morgan County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Morgan County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Morgan County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Morgan County:

6.4%
Utah:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

19.2%
State:

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 below Utah state average. It is 60490887.8 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 slightly below Utah state average. It is 264% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 245.3 miles away from Morgan County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 234.9 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 311.1 miles away from the county center
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 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 387.4 miles away from Morgan County center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 362.2 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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (23%)
  • United Kingdom (17%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Other South America (11%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

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

  • English (38%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • German (8%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Danish (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

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 2010 was $72,631.

7.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Utah average:

6.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.20% relocated from other counties in Utah ($39,870 average AGI)
1.83% relocated from other states ($20,293 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.83%
Utah average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davis County, UT  1.96% ($72,683 average AGI)
from Weber County, UT  1.80% ($41,745)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.62% ($48,053)


7.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Utah average:

6.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.95% relocated to other counties in Utah ($30,725 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($12,822 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.72%
Utah average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Weber County, UT  2.31% ($39,563 average AGI)
to Davis County, UT  1.46% ($53,556)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.94% ($28,690)
to Cache County, UT  0.36% ($18,545)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 5.2

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.

2,325 married couples with children.
179 single-parent households (42 men, 137 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 103
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,051
  • 1990 to 1999: 390
  • 1980 to 1989: 281
  • 1970 to 1979: 311
  • 1960 to 1969: 469
  • 1950 to 1959: 137
  • 1940 to 1949: 78
  • 1939 or earlier: 320
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Morgan County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,065,000
    General - Other: $689,000
    Central Staff Services: $548,000
    Regular Highways: $448,000
    Financial Administration: $332,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $252,000
    Health - Other: $222,000
    General Public Buildings: $167,000
    Local Fire Protection: $138,000
    Libraries: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000
    Correctional Institutions: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $106,000
    Regular Highways: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    General - Other: $18,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,597,000

Morgan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $353,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $70,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $237,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $443,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $166,000
    Rents: $61,000
    Interest Earnings: $45,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $446,000
    Highways: $296,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,001,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $692,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $258,000
    Other Selective Sales: $36,000
    Other License: $6,000

Morgan County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $753,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $509,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $244,000

Morgan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,276,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $271,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Morgan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Morgan County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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-Eleven1Ford1
Ace Hardware1UPS1
FedEx1

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