Fort Morgan, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
29,045
0.613% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
2.22% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.8%
7.23% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$70,471
12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$277,400
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,810
3.01% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fort Morgan, CO had a population of 29k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $70,471. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Morgan, CO grew from 28,868 to 29,045, a 0.613% increase and its median household income grew from $62,914 to $70,471, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Morgan, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.8%), White (Hispanic) (16.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.4%), Other (Hispanic) (4.88%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%).

None of the households in Fort Morgan, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.6% of the residents in Fort Morgan, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Morgan, CO are Morgan Community College (248 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Morgan, CO was $277,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.6%.

Most people in Fort Morgan, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Morgan, CO was 2 cars per household.

Fort Morgan, CO borders Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Greeley, CO, and Sterling, CO.

Population & Diversity

Fort Morgan, CO is home to a population of 29k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.8% of Fort Morgan, CO residents were born outside of the country (3.72k people).

In 2022, there were 3.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Fort Morgan, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k White (Hispanic) and 3.88k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.6%
2022 Citizenship
90.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.6% of Fort Morgan, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Morgan, CO was 90.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Morgan, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.5k ± 66
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.89k ± 729
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.88k ± 898
36.8%
Hispanic Population
10.7k people

In 2022, there were 3.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Fort Morgan, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k White (Hispanic) and 3.88k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.8% of the people in Fort Morgan, CO are hispanic (10.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Morgan, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.72k people
13%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.76k people

As of 2022, 12.8% of Fort Morgan, CO residents (3.72k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Morgan, CO was 13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    498 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    361 ± 149
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    220 ± 91

Fort Morgan, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Morgan, CO employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Fort Morgan, CO are Manufacturing (2,312 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,488 people), and Retail Trade (1,477 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,546), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,924).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.8k
2022 Value
± 893
3.01%
1 Year growth
± 8.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Morgan, CO grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 13.4k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Morgan, CO, are Management Occupations (1,647 people), Production Occupations (1,429 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,309 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Morgan, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.8k
2022 Value
± 893
3.01%
1 Year growth
± 8.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Morgan, CO grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 13.4k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Morgan, CO, are Manufacturing (2,312 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,488 people), and Retail Trade (1,477 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Morgan, CO, though some of these residents may live in Fort Morgan, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,404
Median earning men ± $3,396
$29,648
Median earning women ± $2,219

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,293), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,128), and Public Administration ($61,486).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($52,852), Public Administration ($48,192), and Construction ($42,188).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 180
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 166
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 114
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fort Morgan, CO awarded 248 degrees. The student population of Fort Morgan, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 531 male students and 931 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Morgan, CO are White (117 and 48.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (83 and 34.3%), Black or African American (32 and 13.2%), and Unknown (4 and 1.65%).

The largest universities in Fort Morgan, CO by number of degrees awarded are Morgan Community College (248 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fort Morgan, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (43 and 17.3%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (32 and 12.9%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (27 and 10.9%).

The median tuition cost in Fort Morgan, CO for a public four year colleges is $3,754 for in-state students and $15,403 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,462 students enrolled in Fort Morgan, CO, 36.3% men and 63.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 779 records, of which 64.7% were women and 35.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 20 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fort Morgan, CO was Registered Nursing with 20 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fort Morgan, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
248 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Morgan Community College with 248 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 71 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Morgan, CO, which is 0.401 times less than the 177 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 117 degrees mean that there were 1.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 83 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,754) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($176) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Morgan, CO was $277,400 in 2022, which is 0.984 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $239,800 to $277,400, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Morgan, CO is 64.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Morgan, CO have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Morgan, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Morgan, CO is $70,471. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fort Morgan, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

Property

$277,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,143
$7,022
Median Property Taxes
±$582

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Morgan, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fort Morgan, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
Homeownership
2022
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.6% of the housing units in Fort Morgan, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Morgan, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

The following map shows all of the counties in Fort Morgan, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$70,471
Median Household Income
± $3,883
10.9k
Number of Households
± 735

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.9k households in Fort Morgan, CO grew to $70,471 from the previous year's value of $62,914.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Morgan, CO 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Morgan, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Carpooled (12.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.21%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Fort Morgan, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.7%) and those who worked at home (7.21%).

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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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Morgan, CO have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.12% of the workforce in Fort Morgan, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Morgan, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Morgan, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Morgan, CO (3.66k out of 28.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Morgan, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

88.4% of the population of Fort Morgan, CO has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.821% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
19.3%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.821%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Morgan, CO grew by 3.18% from 11.2% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Morgan, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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