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

The community of Mandan is the Seat for Morton County.

Morton County was founded in 1873.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Morton had a population of 26,464 people. This is an increase of 4.59% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,303 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Morton represented 3.94% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 53 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
201027,471+8.57%+3.81% since 2009
200926,464+4.59%+1.07% since 2008
200826,184+3.48%+1.31% since 2007
200025,303The 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)
Mandan   18,27416,7189.31% increase  
East Morton   2,5792,6111.23% decrease  
Mandan   1,5171,6035.36% decrease  
West Morton   1,2511,2381.05% increase  
New Salem   8599388.42% decrease  

Websites for Morton County

Official Website:   www.co.morton.nd.us/

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

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