Morton, Minnesota

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Morton is a city in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 442 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.63%) is water.

U.S. Route 71 and Minnesota State Highway 19 are two of the main routes in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 442 people, 199 households, and 118 families residing in the city. The population density was 364.0 people per square mile (141.0/km²). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 177.9/sq mi (68.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.05% White, 8.14% Native American, 0.90% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.11% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,298, and the median income for a family was $37,396. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $21,397 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,899. About 11.5% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


The EasyStand standing frame is manufactured at Altimate Medical in Morton. It is a device used by people who use wheelchairs to gain health benefits and independence. AMI sells their products in over 30 countries.

The Morton rock quarry is the home of morton gneiss[1], a rare rock found in Morton.

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