Morton County, ND

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2020 Population
31,118
0.81% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.6
0.529% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
7.56%
1.98% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$72,778
3.15% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$220,900
5.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Morton County, ND had a population of 31.1k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $72,778. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Morton County, ND grew from 30,868 to 31,118, a 0.81% increase and its median household income grew from $70,556 to $72,778, a 3.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morton County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.54%).

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.

99.4% of the residents in Morton County, ND are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Morton County, ND was $220,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Morton County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Morton County, ND was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Morton County, ND is home to a population of 31.1k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.63% of Morton County, ND residents were born outside of the country (506 people).

In 2020, there were 27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.8k people) in Morton County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 517 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Morton County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Morton County, ND was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morton County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.8k ± 3
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.03k ± 318
  3. White (Hispanic)
    517 ± 257
3.73%
Hispanic Population
1.16k people

In 2020, there were 27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.8k people) in Morton County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 517 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.73% of the people in Morton County, ND are hispanic (1.16k 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

1.63%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
506 people
1.82%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
562 people

As of 2020, 1.63% of Morton County, ND residents (506 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morton County, ND was 1.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    482 ± 170
  2. Vietnam
    467 ± 130
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    256 ± 145

Morton County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Morton County, ND employs 17.6k people. The largest industries in Morton County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,027 people), Retail Trade (2,033 people), and Construction (1,660 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,379), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,443).

Occupations

17.6k
2020 Value
± 1,110
−2.28%
1 Year decline
± 8.77%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Morton County, ND declined at a rate of −2.28%, from 18k employees to 17.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morton County, ND, are Management Occupations (2,023 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,700 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,687 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

17.6k
2020 Value
± 1,110
−2.28%
1 Year decline
± 8.77%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Morton County, ND declined at a rate of −2.28%, from 18k employees to 17.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morton County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,027 people), Retail Trade (2,033 people), and Construction (1,660 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

$52,277
Median earning men ± $3,122
$35,630
Median earning women ± $2,453

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($87,736), Information ($78,900), and Public Administration ($65,203).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($57,724), Construction ($55,694), and Public Administration ($55,197).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Dakota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $62.8B
  2. $10.4B
  3. $9.05B

In 2020, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $62.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($10.4B) and Other ag prods. ($9.05B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$148B
2020 Value in North Dakota
$277B
Projected 2050 Value in North Dakota
87.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Dakota trade was $148B. This is expected to increase 87.3% to $277B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $17.1B
  2. $16.8B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $17.1B, followed by Texas with $16.8B and Illinois and $16.3B.

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

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.248% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.344% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (156k), Some college (146k), and Bachelors Degree (119k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Morton County, ND was $220,900 in 2020, which is 0.961 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $208,600 to $220,900, a 5.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Morton County, ND is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Morton County, ND have an average commute time of 20.4 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 $72,778. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Morton County, ND was Census Tract 204 with a value of $84,281, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $80,268 and $71,087.

Property

$220,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,800
$9,579
Median Property Taxes
±$702

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

70.9%
Homeownership
2020
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.9% of the housing units in Morton County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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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 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morton County, ND was Census Tract 204 with a value of $84,281, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $80,268 and $71,087.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,778
Median Household Income
± $5,391
13.5k
Number of Households
± 907

In 2020, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Morton County, ND grew to $72,778 from the previous year's value of $70,556.

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.
0.432
2020 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.43
2019 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2020, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.432 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.241% growth from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.28%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.14%)

In 2020, 84.9% of workers in Morton County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.28%) and those who worked at home (5.14%).

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

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morton County, ND have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% 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

7.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morton County, ND (2.31k out of 30.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 45 - 54 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 Hispanic and Asian.

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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95.2% of the population of Morton County, ND has health coverage, with 57.9% on employee plans, 7.99% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Dakota was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Morton County, ND see 2073 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.974% increase from the previous year (2053 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3485 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3920 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Dakota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,073 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morton County, ND

Primary care physicians in Morton County, ND see an average of 2,073 patients per year. This represents a 0.974% increase from the previous year (2,053 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.82%
Uninsured
57.9%
Employer Coverage
7.99%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morton County, ND declined by 8.79% from 5.28% to 4.82%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.2 in Morton County, ND.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 32.4% in Morton County, ND.

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Clinical Care

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In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.26% in Morton County, ND.

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