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The 2000 Census showed that Morton County had a population of 25,303 people. This represented 3.94% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Morton had a population of 26,464 people. This is an increase of 4.59% since the 2000 Census.

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
201027,471+8.57%+3.81% since 2009
200926,464+4.59%+1.07% since 2008
200826,184+3.48%+1.31% since 2007
200725,845+2.14%+1.3% since 2006
200625,513+0.83%+1.06% since 2005
200525,245-0.23%+0.53% since 2004
200425,112-0.75%+0.47% since 2003
200324,995-1.22%-0.27% since 2002
200125,069-0.92%-0.92% since 2000
200025,303The Last Census

Morton County had 10,587 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Morton County has a total area<3> of 1,945 square miles [5,038 km²]. Of this total, 1,926 square miles [4,989 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.98%) being water (19.01 square miles [49.23 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Morton County had a population density of 13.14 people per square mile [5.07 people/km²], making it the state's 7th most densely populated county (out of 53 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Morton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Morton and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Morton County QuickFact (QF-38059).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Morton County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Morton County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BurleighQF-38015   E79,82269,41614.99%
EmmonsQF-38029   SE3,3984,331-21.54%
GrantQF-38037   SW2,3372,841-17.74%
MercerQF-38057   NW7,8738,644-8.92%
OliverQF-38065   N1,6432,065-20.44%
SiouxQF-38085   SE4,2034,0443.93%
StarkQF-38089   W22,84722,6360.93%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Morton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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