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Fort Morgan, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Morgan had a population of 11,738 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.2503 and longitude -103.7999 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Morgan 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.

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


Fort Morgan, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 11,738 (100%)
Population in Households 11,555 (98.4%)
Population in Families 9,501 (80.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 183 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 2,287
Diversity Index2 77


Median Household Income $48,366
Average Household Income $58,331
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $20,718
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,397 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,759 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $154,673
Average Home Value $171,087
Housing Affordability Index3 191


Total Households 4,156
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 2,788
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.35% 0.3%
Households 0.36% 0.32%
Families 0.28% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
Owner Occupied HU   0.34%


Fort Morgan, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Morgan to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 58 88th
Population Density # 64 86th
Median Household Income # 347 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 396 86th
Per Capita Income # 421 8th
Diversity Index # 12 97th

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