Morton, MS

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Population

3,429

0.0292% decline

Median Age

32.8


Median Household Income

$33,983

2.96% growth

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Number of Employees

1,412

2.55% decline

Median Property Value

$77,900

1.56% growth

About

In 2017, Morton, MS had a population of 3.43k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $33,983. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morton, MS declined from 3,430 to 3,429, a -0.0292% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,007 to $33,983, a 2.96% increase.

The population of Morton, MS is 42.7% Black or African American Alone, 34.4% White Alone, and 22.7% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Morton, MS speak a non-English language, and 87.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Morton, MS is $77,900, and the homeownership rate is 55.8%. Most people in Morton, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Morton, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Morton, MS employs 1.41k people. The largest industries in Morton, MS are Manufacturing (509 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), and Construction (161 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($48,450), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,700), and Educational Services ($36,833).

Median household income in Morton, MS is $33,983. Males in Morton, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Morton, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,983

2017 value

± $3,506

2.96%

1 Year Growth

± 18.6%

Households in Morton, MS have a median annual income of $33,983, 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 $33,007 in 2016, which represents a 2.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 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. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morton, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 203

  2. Census Tract 204

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morton, MS was Census Tract 203 with a value of $39,766, followed by Census Tract 204 and N/A, with respective values of $32,658 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morton, MS (731 out of 3.28k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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. Black

    427 ± 138

  2. White

    294 ± 109

  3. Hispanic

    129 ± 94

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morton, MS is Black, followed by White 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.41k

2017 Value

± 229

-2.55%

1 Year decline

± 22.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morton, MS declined at a rate of -2.55%, from 1.45k employees to 1.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morton, MS, are Production Occupations (362 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (114 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (108 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morton, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morton, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (362 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (114 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (108 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Morton, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (4.42 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.96 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morton, MS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,750), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($83,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($48,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.41k

2017 Value

± 229

-2.55%

1 Year decline

± 22.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morton, MS declined at a rate of -2.55%, from 1.45k employees to 1.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morton, MS, are Manufacturing (509 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), and Construction (161 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morton, MS, though some of these residents may live in Morton, MS 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 Morton, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (509 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), and Construction (161 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Morton, MS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.56 times higher than expected), Construction (1.82 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morton, MS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($48,450), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,700), and Educational Services ($36,833).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather ($25.1B) and Mixed freight ($13.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi 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 Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

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

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Health

76.1% of the population of Morton, MS has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 29.9% on Medicaid, 7.55% on Medicare, 8.06% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Morton, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Morton, MS see 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,883 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,896 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

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

23.9%

Uninsured

30.7%

Employer Coverage

29.9%

Medicaid

7.55%

Medicare

8.06%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morton, MS declined by 21.2% from 30.3% to 23.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morton, MS 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. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

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

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Diversity

Morton, MS is home to a population of 3.43k people, from which 87.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Morton, MS residents were born outside of the country (538 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Morton, MS is composed of 1.47k Black or African American Alone residents (42.7%), 1.18k White Alone residents (34.4%), 780 Hispanic or Latino residents (22.7%), 6 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.175%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Morton, MS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.5

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morton, MS was 32.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Morton, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Morton, MS residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    538 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Morton, MS residents (538 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morton, MS was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

87.2%

2017 Citizenship

85.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.2% of Morton, MS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morton, MS was 85.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.47k ± 230

  2. White Alone

    1.18k ± 247

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    780 ± 266

In 2017, there were 1.24 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.47k people) in Morton, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k White Alone and 780 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Morton, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Morton, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Morton, MS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    25 ± 41

  2. Korea

    24 ± 32

  3. Vietnam

    18 ± 28

Morton, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morton, MS was $77,900 in 2017, which is 0.358 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $76,700 to $77,900, a 1.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Morton, MS is 55.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morton, MS have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morton, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,983

Median Household Income

± $3,506

1.09k

Number of Households

± 183

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.09k households in Morton, MS grew to $33,983 from the previous year's value of $33,007.

The following chart displays the households in Morton, MS 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 $30k - $35k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$77,900

2017 Median

± $7,108

$76,700

2016 Median

± $7,007

In 2017, the median property value in Morton, MS grew to to $77,900 from the previous year's value of $76,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morton, MS 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 Morton, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

55.8%

2017 Homeownership

61.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.8% of the housing units in Morton, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Morton, MS 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 Morton, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morton, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morton, MS have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.581% of the workforce in Morton, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71%

  2. Carpooled

    28.2%

  3. Walked

    0.799%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Morton, MS was Drove Alone (71%), followed by those who Carpooled (28.2%) and those who Walked (0.799%).

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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