Morton, MS

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2021 Population
3,688
2.64% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
29.9
7.55% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
29.2%
10% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$33,508
8.95% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$76,900
5.64% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Morton, MS had a population of 3.69k people with a median age of 29.9 and a median household income of $33,508. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Morton, MS grew from 3,593 to 3,688, a 2.64% increase and its median household income grew from $30,755 to $33,508, a 8.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morton, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (34.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.9%), Other (Hispanic) (20.1%), White (Hispanic) (8.89%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.42%).

None of the households in Morton, MS 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.

91.6% of the residents in Morton, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Morton, MS was $76,900, and the homeownership rate was 62.4%.

Most people in Morton, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Morton, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Morton, MS is home to a population of 3.69k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2021, 9.95% of Morton, MS residents were born outside of the country (367 people).

In 2021, there were 1.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.27k people) in Morton, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 740 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.6%
2021 Citizenship
91.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 91.6% of Morton, MS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Morton, MS was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morton, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.27k ± 281
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.18k ± 327
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    740 ± 351
29%
Hispanic Population
1.07k people

In 2021, there were 1.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.27k people) in Morton, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 740 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29% of the people in Morton, MS are hispanic (1.07k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
367 people
10.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
366 people

As of 2021, 9.95% of Morton, MS residents (367 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morton, MS was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    22 ± 35
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    12 ± 25
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 24

Morton, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Morton, MS employs 1.31k people. The largest industries in Morton, MS are Manufacturing (317 people), Retail Trade (152 people), and Construction (133 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($55,682), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,333), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,333).

Occupations

1.31k
2021 Value
± 297
5.14%
1 Year growth
± 30.8%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Morton, MS grew at a rate of 5.14%, from 1.25k employees to 1.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morton, MS, are Production Occupations (247 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (169 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (128 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morton, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.31k
2021 Value
± 297
5.14%
1 Year growth
± 30.8%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Morton, MS grew at a rate of 5.14%, from 1.25k employees to 1.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morton, MS, are Manufacturing (317 people), Retail Trade (152 people), and Construction (133 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$27,674
Median earning men ± $13,504
$28,646
Median earning women ± $14,852

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,181), Retail Trade ($36,071), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($29,706).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($46,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,889), and Manufacturing ($28,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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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. $30.9B
  2. $28.9B
  3. $11.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.9B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($28.9B) and Electronics ($11.2B).

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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$180B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 108% to $374B by 2050.

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. $24.4B
  2. $10.7B
  3. $10.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $24.4B, followed by Louisiana with $10.7B and Tennessee and $10.7B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi 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 2021, 0.976% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (683k), Some college (549k), and Secondary Education (407k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Morton, MS was $76,900 in 2021, which is 0.314 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $81,500 to $76,900, a 5.64% decrease. The homeownership rate in Morton, MS is 62.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Morton, MS have an average commute time of 34.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Morton, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$76,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$16,249
$603
Median Property Taxes
±$192

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, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Morton, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.4%
Homeownership
2021
55.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 62.4% of the housing units in Morton, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 204
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Morton, MS 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.
$33,508
Median Household Income
± $9,667
967
Number of Households
± 233

In 2021, the median household income of the 967 households in Morton, MS grew to $33,508 from the previous year's value of $30,755.

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 $20k - $25k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morton, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2021, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.159% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (76.4%)
  2. Carpooled (15.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.55%)

In 2021, 76.4% of workers in Morton, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.7%) and those who worked at home (6.55%).

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

34.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morton, MS have a longer commute time (34.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 4.84% of the workforce in Morton, MS 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, 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morton, MS (1.03k out of 3.53k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morton, MS is Hispanic, followed by Other 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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79% of the population of Morton, MS has health coverage, with 37% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 5.77% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MS see 5625 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.5% decrease from the previous year (7072 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2551 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4677 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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5,625 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, MS

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MS see an average of 5,625 patients per year. This represents a 20.5% decrease from the previous year (7,072 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 38.3% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 27.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54.5% were men and 45.5% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

21%
Uninsured
37%
Employer Coverage
24.4%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
5.77%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morton, MS declined by 5.69% from 22.2% to 21%.

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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