Morton, Mississippi

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Morton is a city in Scott County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 3,482 at the 2000 census.



Morton is located at 32°20′57″N 89°39′16″W / 32.34917°N 89.65444°W / 32.34917; -89.65444 (32.349056, -89.654366)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.5 km²), of which 6.7 square miles (17.4 km²) are land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.59%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,482 people, 1,197 households, and 852 families residing in the city. The population density was 517.9 people per square mile (200.1/km²). There were 1,289 housing units at an average density of 191.7/sq mi (74.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 54.85% White, 38.37% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.89% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.04% of the population.

There were 1,197 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

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