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Fort Morgan, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Morgan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Morgan County at latitude 40.256 and longitude -103.7913. Morgan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,327 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Fort Morgan, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fort Morgan, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fort Morgan indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Morgan (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Morgan: Camp Tyler, Fort Wardwell.

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Fort Morgan, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,279
Population in Households 11,095
Population in Familes 9,150
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 2,871
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 4,003
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 2,695
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,308 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,694 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 281 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $142,547
Average Home Value $159,099


Median Household Income $39,784
Average Household Income $48,767
Per Capita Income $17,467
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.07% 0.05%
Households 0.02% 0.21%
Families -0.1% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fort Morgan, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Morgan to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 88th
Population Density1 # 39 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 363 21st
Per Capita Income # 422 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.