Fort Morgan, CO


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Fort Morgan is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 11,319 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fort Morgan is the 42nd largest community in Colorado.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fort Morgan is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.79% of the Fort Morgan workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Fort Morgan is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Morgan who work in office and administrative support (12.81%), food service (9.68%), and sales jobs (7.76%).

One of the benefits of Fort Morgan is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.37 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Fort Morgan are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.49% of adults in Fort Morgan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Fort Morgan in 2010 was $19,157, which is low income relative to Colorado, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,628 for a family of four. However, Fort Morgan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Morgan is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Morgan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Morgan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Morgan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Morgan include Irish, English, Swedish, and Somalian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fort Morgan's cultural character, accounting for 19.05% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Fort Morgan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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