Fort Morgan, CO

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Population

11,251

0.837% decline

Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$47,216

6.38% growth

Poverty Rate

8.76%


Number of Employees

5,195

0.991% decline

Median Property Value

$142,900

14% growth

About

In 2017, Fort Morgan, CO had a population of 11.3k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $47,216. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fort Morgan, CO declined from 11,346 to 11,251, a -0.837% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,383 to $47,216, a 6.38% increase.

The population of Fort Morgan, CO is 46.9% Hispanic or Latino, 44.8% White Alone, and 6.01% Black or African American Alone. 39% of the people in Fort Morgan, CO speak a non-English language, and 85.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Morgan, CO are Morgan Community College (436 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Fort Morgan, CO is $142,900, and the homeownership rate is 57%. Most people in Fort Morgan, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Morgan, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fort Morgan, CO employs 5.2k people. The largest industries in Fort Morgan, CO are Manufacturing (1,154 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (582 people), and Retail Trade (548 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,346), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,017), and Utilities ($47,877).

Median household income in Fort Morgan, CO is $47,216. Males in Fort Morgan, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Fort Morgan, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,216

2017 value

± $4,170

6.38%

1 Year Growth

± 13%

Households in Fort Morgan, CO have a median annual income of $47,216, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,383 in 2016, which represents a 6.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Fort Morgan, CO made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Fort Morgan, CO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Fort Morgan, CO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Morgan, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 4

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Morgan, CO was Census Tract 3 with a value of $48,244, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $44,333 and $40,291.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Morgan, CO (964 out of 11k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    745 ± 203

  2. Hispanic

    383 ± 143

  3. Black

    125 ± 150

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Morgan, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.2k

2017 Value

± 475

-0.991%

1 Year decline

± 13.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Morgan, CO declined at a rate of -0.991%, from 5.25k employees to 5.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Morgan, CO, are Production Occupations (813 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (626 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (486 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Morgan, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Morgan, CO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (813 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (626 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (486 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Morgan, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.36 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.7 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Morgan, CO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,429), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,293).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.2k

2017 Value

± 475

-0.991%

1 Year decline

± 13.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Morgan, CO declined at a rate of -0.991%, from 5.25k employees to 5.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Morgan, CO, are Manufacturing (1,154 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (582 people), and Retail Trade (548 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Morgan, CO, though some of these residents may live in Fort Morgan, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fort Morgan, CO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,154 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (582 people), and Retail Trade (548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Morgan, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.02 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Morgan, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,346), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,017), and Utilities ($47,877).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight with $22.9B and Electronics and $15.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.7% of the population of Fort Morgan, CO has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 28.8% on Medicaid, 9.19% on Medicare, 9.31% on non-group plans, and 0.941% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fort Morgan, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Fort Morgan, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1243 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.34%

Uninsured

44.5%

Employer Coverage

28.8%

Medicaid

9.19%

Medicare

9.31%

Non-Group

0.941%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Morgan, CO declined by 21.7% from 9.38% to 7.34%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Morgan, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fort Morgan, CO is home to a population of 11.3k people, from which 85.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.8% of Fort Morgan, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Morgan, CO is composed of 5.28k Hispanic or Latino residents (46.9%), 5.04k White Alone residents (44.8%), 676 Black or African American Alone residents (6.01%), 149 Two or More Races residents (1.32%), 108 Asian Alone residents (0.96%), 6 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0533%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fort Morgan, CO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,648 speakers), African Languages (268 speakers), and Chinese (70 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fort Morgan, CO was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Fort Morgan, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fort Morgan, CO residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 19.8% of Fort Morgan, CO residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Morgan, CO was 18.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Fort Morgan, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Fort Morgan, CO residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

85.2%

2017 Citizenship

86%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.2% of Fort Morgan, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Morgan, CO was 86%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5.28k ± 635

  2. White Alone

    5.04k ± 439

  3. Black or African American Alone

    676 ± 201

In 2017, there were 1.05 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (5.28k people) in Fort Morgan, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.04k White Alone and 676 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fort Morgan, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,648 speakers (34.5%)

  2. African Languages

    268 speakers (2.53%)

  3. Chinese

    70 speakers (0.662%)

39% of Fort Morgan, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fort Morgan, CO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 34.5% of the overall population of Fort Morgan, CO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.53% speak African Languages and 0.662% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    126 ± 63

  2. Korea

    54 ± 38

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    51 ± 41

Fort Morgan, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fort Morgan, CO awarded 436 degrees. The student population of Fort Morgan, CO is skewed towards women, with 508 male students and 966 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Morgan, CO are White (290 and 67%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (88 and 20.3%), Unknown (26 and 6%), and Two or More Races (16 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Fort Morgan, CO by number of degrees awarded are Morgan Community College (436 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fort Morgan, CO are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (67 and 15.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (64 and 14.7%), and Registered Nursing (26 and 5.96%).

The median tuition costs in Fort Morgan, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Fort Morgan, CO was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Fort Morgan, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

436 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Fort Morgan, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Morgan Community College with 436 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

122

Degrees Awarded to Men

314

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Morgan, CO, which is 0.389 times less than the 314 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    290 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    26 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fort Morgan, CO were to White students. These 290 degrees mean that there were 3.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 88 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Morgan, CO was $142,900 in 2017, which is 0.657 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,300 to $142,900, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Morgan, CO is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Morgan, CO have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Morgan, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,216

Median Household Income

± $4,170

4.09k

Number of Households

± 423

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.09k households in Fort Morgan, CO grew to $47,216 from the previous year's value of $44,383.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Morgan, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$142,900

2017 Median

± $15,010

$125,300

2016 Median

± $8,641

In 2017, the median property value in Fort Morgan, CO grew to to $142,900 from the previous year's value of $125,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Morgan, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Morgan, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fort Morgan, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Morgan, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57%

2017 Homeownership

59.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57% of the housing units in Fort Morgan, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fort Morgan, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Morgan, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Morgan, CO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Morgan, CO have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Fort Morgan, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.5%

  2. Carpooled

    21%

  3. Walked

    5.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fort Morgan, CO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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