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Morton is a township in Mecosta County, in the Big Rapids metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Morton. For links to other places called Morton, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Morton is 43.596N. The longitude is -85.263W.It is in the Ludington time zone. Elevation is 965 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,597.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Morton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mecosta County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49342 ZIP code.
25% of Morton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morton was $24,729, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Morton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Morton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $851.
Mecosta County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morton political report.
The average commute time for Morton workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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