Morton County, ND

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Population

30,059

1.44% growth

Poverty Rate

7.88%


Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$65,385

2.89% growth

Number of Employees

17,262

1.4% growth

Median Property Value

$187,600

8.19% growth

About

In 2017, Morton County, ND had a population of 30.1k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $65,385. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morton County, ND grew from 29,633 to 30,059, a 1.44% increase and its median household income grew from $63,549 to $65,385, a 2.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morton County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.951%). N/A% of the people in Morton County, ND speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Morton County, ND is $187,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Morton County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Morton County, ND is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Morton County, ND employs 17.3k people. The largest industries in Morton County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,250 people), Retail Trade (1,935 people), and Construction (1,763 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,027), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,839), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,088).

Median household income in Morton County, ND is $65,385. Males in Morton County, ND have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,424. The income inequality in Morton County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,385

2017 value

± $4,760

2.89%

1 Year Growth

± 9.46%

Households in Morton County, ND have a median annual income of $65,385, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,549 in 2016, which represents a 2.89% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,998

Average Male Salary

± $3,148

$42,424

Average Female Salary

± $2,091

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Dakota made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,817 ± $1,967

  2. Two or More Races

    $38,540 ± $11,502

  3. American Indian

    $36,702 ± $8,076

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morton County, ND is from North Dakota.

0.431

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 204

  2. Census Tract 202

  3. Census Tract 205

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morton County, ND was Census Tract 204 with a value of $84,028, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $72,500 and $62,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Morton County, ND colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morton County, ND (2.32k out of 29.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,813 ± 311

  2. Hispanic

    309 ± 183

  3. Native American

    265 ± 160

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morton County, ND is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.3k

2017 Value

± 921

1.4%

1 Year growth

± 7.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morton County, ND grew at a rate of 1.4%, from 17k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morton County, ND, are Management Occupations (2,087 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,051 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,735 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morton County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morton County, ND, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,087 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,051 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,735 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morton County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.83 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.82 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morton County, ND, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,441), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($69,005), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.3k

2017 Value

± 921

1.4%

1 Year growth

± 7.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morton County, ND grew at a rate of 1.4%, from 17k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morton County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,250 people), Retail Trade (1,935 people), and Construction (1,763 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morton County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Morton County, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Morton County, ND, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,250 people), Retail Trade (1,935 people), and Construction (1,763 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morton County, ND has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.88 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.02 times), and Utilities (2.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morton County, ND, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,027), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,839), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,088).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $43.9B

  2. $11.7B

  3. $11B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $43.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($11.7B) and Other ag prods. ($11B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$118B

2020 Value

$123B

Projected 2045 Value

4.17% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Dakota trade was $118B. This is expected to increase 4.17% to $123B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.1B

  2. $10B

  3. $8.77B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $13.1B, followed by Texas with $10B and Illinois and $8.77B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.1% of the population of Morton County, ND has health coverage, with 59.3% on employee plans, 6.21% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Morton County, ND was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Morton County, ND see 2165 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.62% decrease from the previous year (2294 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3851 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5135 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,165 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Morton County, ND see an average of 2,165 patients per year. This represents a 5.62% decrease from the previous year (2,294 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morton County, ND in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,851

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,410

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,461

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.89%

Uninsured

59.3%

Employer Coverage

6.21%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

1.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morton County, ND grew by 5.54% from 5.58% to 5.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morton County, ND changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 13% prevalence

  3. 12.7% prevalence

Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Morton County, ND is home to a population of 30.1k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.11% of Morton County, ND residents were born outside of the country (335 people).

In 2017, there were 22.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.3k people) in Morton County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 498 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morton County, ND was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Morton County, ND are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Morton County, ND residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

335 people

0.807%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

239 people

As of 2017, 1.11% of Morton County, ND residents (335 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morton County, ND was 0.807%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,426 ± 1,434 people

  2. Canada

    2,477 ± 1,220 people

  3. Philippines

    2,077 ± 1,117 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 North Dakota residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Morton County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morton County, ND was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morton County, ND

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    27.3k ± 3

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    1.21k ± 229

  3. White (Hispanic)

    498 ± 186

In 2017, there were 22.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.3k people) in Morton County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 498 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Morton County, ND as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    542 ± 131

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    319 ± 138

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    314 ± 122

Morton County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morton County, ND was $187,600 in 2017, which is 0.817 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $173,400 to $187,600, a 8.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Morton County, ND is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morton County, ND have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morton County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$187,600

2017 Median

± $9,659

$173,400

2016 Median

± $7,314

In 2017, the median property value in Morton County, ND grew to to $187,600 from the previous year's value of $173,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morton County, ND compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morton County, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$65,385

Median Household Income

± $4,760

13.2k

Number of Households

± 885

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Morton County, ND grew to $65,385 from the previous year's value of $63,549.

The following chart displays the households in Morton County, ND distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Morton County, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morton County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

73.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Morton County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Morton County, ND compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morton County, ND have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Morton County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.63%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Morton County, ND was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.63%) and those who Worked At Home (5.07%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morton County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morton County, ND have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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