Morton is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 3,439 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Morton is the 84th largest community in Mississippi.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Morton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.45% of the Morton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Morton is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morton who work in healthcare suport services (7.89%), sales jobs (7.75%), and office and administrative support (6.26%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Morton is worth considering.
Morton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Morton, just 9.62% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Morton in 2010 was $13,207, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,828 for a family of four.
Morton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Morton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Morton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morton include English, African, German, and French .
Morton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.87%.
The most common language spoken in Morton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.