Morton County, ND

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2022 Population
33,192
0.838% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
1.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.14%
5.57% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,555
5.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$247,200
12.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Morton County, ND had a population of 33.2k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $79,555. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Morton County, ND grew from 32,916 to 33,192, a 0.838% increase and its median household income grew from $75,177 to $79,555, a 5.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morton County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), Other (Hispanic) (2.26%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%).

None of the households in Morton County, ND reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Morton County, ND are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Morton County, ND was $247,200, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%.

Most people in Morton County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Morton County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Morton County, ND is home to a population of 33.2k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.26% of Morton County, ND residents were born outside of the country (417 people).

In 2022, there were 26.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.1k people) in Morton County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 829 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Morton County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Morton County, ND was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morton County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.1k ± 147
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 283
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    829 ± 375
4.22%
Hispanic Population
1.4k people

In 2022, there were 26.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.1k people) in Morton County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 829 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.22% of the people in Morton County, ND are hispanic (1.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Morton County, ND as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
417 people
1.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
530 people

As of 2022, 1.26% of Morton County, ND residents (417 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morton County, ND was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    629 ± 200
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    538 ± 173
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    163 ± 148

Morton County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Morton County, ND employs 18.2k people. The largest industries in Morton County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,861 people), Retail Trade (2,319 people), and Educational Services (1,611 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($121,741), Information ($86,188), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,423).

Occupations

18.2k
2022 Value
± 1,265
1.49%
1 Year growth
± 9.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Morton County, ND grew at a rate of 1.49%, from 17.9k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morton County, ND, are Management Occupations (1,995 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,807 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,677 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morton County, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.2k
2022 Value
± 1,265
1.49%
1 Year growth
± 9.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Morton County, ND grew at a rate of 1.49%, from 17.9k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morton County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,861 people), Retail Trade (2,319 people), and Educational Services (1,611 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morton County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Morton County, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,685
Median earning men ± $4,176
$40,900
Median earning women ± $2,934

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($120,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,881), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,809).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($57,262), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,150), and Public Administration ($52,594).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.83%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 428k people employed in North Dakota. This represents a 2.83% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.3%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 221
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 198
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 161
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Morton County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 73.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.6%).

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing the state of North Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Morton County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Dakota

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John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing North Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Morton County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Morton County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Morton County, ND have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.399% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.605% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (157k), Some college (149k), and Bachelors Degree (122k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morton County, ND was $247,200 in 2022, which is 0.877 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $220,200 to $247,200, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Morton County, ND is 73.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Morton County, ND have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Morton County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Morton County, ND is $79,555. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Morton County, ND was Census Tract 204 with a value of $96,416, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $71,563 and $65,597.

Property

$247,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,819
$9,671
Median Property Taxes
±$793

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morton County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.4% of the housing units in Morton County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 204
  2. Census Tract 202
  3. Census Tract 201

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morton County, ND was Census Tract 204 with a value of $96,416, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $71,563 and $65,597.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Morton County, ND colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$79,555
Median Household Income
± $8,148
13.2k
Number of Households
± 941

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Morton County, ND grew to $79,555 from the previous year's value of $75,177.

The following chart displays the households in Morton County, ND 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morton County, ND is from North Dakota.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.24%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in Morton County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.4%) and those who worked at home (7.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morton County, ND have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Morton County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morton County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morton County, ND have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morton County, ND (2.65k out of 32.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morton County, ND is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Health

94.5% of the population of Morton County, ND has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 9.38% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Morton County, ND see 2240 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.06% increase from the previous year (2073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3500 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2864 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morton County, ND

Primary care physicians in Morton County, ND see an average of 2,240 patients per year. This represents a 8.06% increase from the previous year (2,073 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morton County, ND in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.47%
Uninsured
59.1%
Employer Coverage
9.38%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morton County, ND grew by 2.48% from 5.34% to 5.47%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.9 in Morton County, ND.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.7% in Morton County, ND.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.32% in Morton County, ND.

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