Morton is a city in Lewis
County, Washington, United
The population was 1,045 at the 2000 census
Morton was officially incorporated on January 7, 1913. The city was
named after Benjamin Harrison
Vice President, Levi P. Morton
, in 1889. Historic sources of revenue
, harvesting of cascara bark
, and mining for
(Mercury) in local mines.Morton
was once known as the "tie mill capital of the world" in the 1950s.
The longest railroad tie
dock in the
world ran along the railroad tracks east of Morton.
Morton is located at (46.557869, -122.279631) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,045
people, 437 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (388.0/km²). There were 487 housing units at
an average density of 466.4/sq mi (180.8/km²). The racial
makeup of the city was 95.41% White
, 1.24% Native American
, 0.38% from other races
, and 2.30% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.15%
of the population.
There were 437 households out of which 27.9% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married
living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.2% of all
households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age
of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to
64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,063, and the
median income for a family was $37,054. Males had a median income
of $36,607 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$16,275. About 6.9% of families and 14.0% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 18.1%
of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
Morton is a fairly Republican
less so than Lewis County as a whole. The results for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election