Morton, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Morton, Washington - Basic Facts

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The City of Morton had a population of 1,092 as of July 1, 2017. Morton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morton is located at latitude 46.5574 and longitude -122.2814 in Lewis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lewis County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Morton (GNIS ID: 2411171) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Morton is located within Morton Division of Lewis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Morton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,092
Daytime Population: Workers 840
Daytime Population: Residents 679
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,519
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 1,058
Population in Familes 808
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 1,328
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $42,846
Average Household Income $53,038
Per Capita Income $22,446


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $153,750
Average Home Value $202,685


Total Households 449
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.42% -0.13%
Households -0.36% -0.13%
Families 0.1% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Morton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morton to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 380 40th
Population Density # 225 64th
Diversity Index # 533 16th
Median Household Income # 506 19th
Per Capita Income # 517 18th

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