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The City of Fort Morgan had a population of 11,367 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Morgan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Morgan is located at latitude 40.256 and longitude -103.7913 in Morgan County. 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. Morgan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,327 feet.

The City of Fort Morgan (GNIS ID: 2410529) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Morgan is located within Fort Morgan Division of Morgan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Morgan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Fort Morgan, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,367
Daytime Population: Workers 8,236
Daytime Population: Residents 6,057
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,293
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 11,184
Population in Familes 9,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density2 2,582
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $43,145
Average Household Income $54,765
Per Capita Income $19,639


Total Housing Units 4,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,322 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,679 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $133,508
Average Home Value $146,144


Total Households 4,001
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 2,700
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% 0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.09%
Families -0.04% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 2017 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 # 60 87th
Population Density # 50 89th
Diversity Index # 14 97th
Median Household Income # 335 27th
Per Capita Income # 419 9th

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