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Time Zone: Morton County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Elkhart is the Seat for Morton County.

Morton County was founded February 20, 1886 and was created by taking area from SewardCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Morton had a population of 3,031 people. This is a decrease of 13.3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 3,496 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Morton represented 0.13% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 83rd most populous county (out of 105 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20103,233-7.52%+6.66% since 2009
20093,031-13.3%-0.66% since 2008
20083,051-12.73%-1.17% since 2007
20003,496The Last Census

More information can be found on the Morton County Census Page for Morton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Morton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Morton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Elkhart   1,9512,23312.63% decrease  
Rolla   42048212.86% decrease  
Richfield   424812.5% decrease  

Websites for Morton County

Official Website:   www.mtcoks.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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