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Overview

Introduction to Fort Morgan, Colorado

Fort Morgan, Colorado is 49 miles E of Greeley, Colorado and 65 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado. It is in Morgan county. The city is part of the Greeley metro area.

Fort Morgan History

The present day city of Fort Morgan was founded in February, 1919. It began as an agricultural town but later diversified into areas of manufacturing and international exporting. It was named in honor of Colonel Christopher A. Morgan. The area was incorporated as a city in 1887.

Fort Morgan and nearby Attractions

  • Skateboard Park
  • BMX Bike Track
  • Speedway Race Track
  • National Historic District
  • Rainbow Bridge
  • Fort Morgan Museum

Things To Do In Fort Morgan

The city has an 18-hole public golf course, which is well facilitated and popular among local golfers. There is a huge wildlife park spread over 240 acres, and an additional 77 acres of well maintained and equipped parkland. The National Historic District is a great place for history lovers. A bowling alley, a skateboard park, a bike track and several reservoirs and lakes in the neighborhood provide endless opportunities for recreational activities.

Fort Morgan Transportation

Denver International Airport is less than an hour away.

Fort Morgan Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be found at Metropolitan State College, the University of Colorado, the University of Denver and the Community College of Denver.

People

Total Population 11,377
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,119
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $28,494
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,357
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,559

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,718
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $675
Median House Value $124,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Morgan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles E of Greeley, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Morgan
Standard Zip Codes 80701, 80705, 80742
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.25
Longitude -103.799

Fort Morgan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FORT MORGAN
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 40 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 91 F
Oct Temp 34 to 68 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
Station AKRON 1 N
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Station LEROY 5 WSW
Distance 46.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 39 F
Apr Temp 33 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 17.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fort Morgan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

New Raymer (80742)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brush 5,488 $52,542
Hillrose 280 $46,250
Log Lane Village 1,003 $40,625
Wiggins 1,054 $51,719

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Morgan Public Libraries

Library
Fort Morgan Public Library
414 MAIN STREET
Fort Morgan, Colorado
(970) 867-9456
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Fort Morgan Hospitals

COLORADO PLAINS MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1000 LINCOLN ST
(970) 867-3391
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fort Morgan High Schools

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FORT MORGAN HIGH SCHOOL
709 EAST RIVERVIEW
970-867-5648
Serves 788 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
900 STATE STREET
970-867-2924
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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