Fort Morgan is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and
the most populous municipality of Morgan County, Colorado, United
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Lincoln School at 914 State Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the location of the School for the Performing Arts.
Camp Wardwell was established in 1865 along the
Fort Morgan State Armory
In World War II, a military school at the
Fort Morgan State Armory
Est. 2016 11,348  0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, 11,034 people, 3,887 households, and
2,736 families resided in the city. The population density was 2,472.1
people per square mile (955.2/km²). The 4,094 housing units averaged
917.2 per square mile (354.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was
74.43% White, 0.28% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.18%
Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 20.62% from other races]], and 3.24%
from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 39.04%
of the population.
Of the 3,887 households, 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living
with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a
female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were not
families. About 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals,
and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was
In the city, the population was distributed as 30.2% under the age of
18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and
13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years.
For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females
age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,128, and for a
family was $36,134. Males had a median income of $27,667 versus
$22,346 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,024.
About 8.9% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the
poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those
age 65 or over.
Fort Morgan, for the most part, has an agricultural economy.
Interstate 76 connects Fort Morgan to Denver, located 82 mi
(132 km)southwest. To the northeast, Fort Morgan is linked
with Interstate 80 in Big Springs, Nebraska, via Sterling, Colorado.
Business Loop 76 runs parallel to Interstate 76, on Platte Avenue,
reaching Brush in the east.
US 34 runs east-west from Granby, Colorado, to Berwyn, Illinois,
Media The city newspaper is the Fort Morgan Times. Notable people
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Fort Morgan is the burial place of Philip K. Dick, where he was
interred alongside his twin sister who died in early childhood.
Fort Morgan is the boyhood home of Big Band musician Glenn Miller.
Miller went to high school in Fort Morgan and was known to have once
played trumpet on top of Abner S. Baker School, since destroyed in a
fire and now rebuilt, which at the time was the high school campus,
but is now an elementary school.
Robert G. Whitehead (1916–2007) was born in Fort Morgan to a
ranching family. He marketed the first-aid ointment known as "Blue
Star". Some 50 million jars are sold annually. The product claims to
offer relief from psoriasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, and various
kinds of itching.
Joel Dreessen, former tight end for the
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