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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,346
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+5,207
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.6%
Median Earnings25+$29,579
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,830

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,083
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$691
Median House Value$125,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47%
German23.2%
Irish10%
African4.4%
Somali4%
English3.6%
Swedish2.7%
Russian2.3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.7%
Italian1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Polish1.2%
Scottish0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Fort Morgan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morgan County
Standard Zip Codes80701, 80705
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.26
Approximate Longitude-103.79

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)

StationFORT MORGAN
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 40 F
Apr Temp34 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 91 F
Oct Temp34 to 68 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationAKRON 1 N
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 38 F
Apr Temp34 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 88 F
Oct Temp37 to 65 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches
StationLEROY 5 WSW
Distance46.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 39 F
Apr Temp33 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp35 to 66 F
Annual Precip17.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brush5,458$54,688
Hillrose283$51,250
Log Lane Village1,206$43,482
Wiggins1,055$51,359

Fort Morgan Public Libraries

Fort Morgan Public Library
414 MAIN STREET
Fort Morgan, Colorado
(970) 542-4000

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Fort Morgan Hospitals

Colorado Plains Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1000 Lincoln St
(970) 867-3391

Fort Morgan Public Schools

Baker Central School
300 Lake Street
ZIP: 80701
Middle
Total Enrollment 422
Columbine Elementary School
815 West Street
ZIP: 80701
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Fort Morgan High School
709 East Riverview Avenue
ZIP: 80701
High
Total Enrollment 899
Fort Morgan Middle School
300 Deuel Street
ZIP: 80701
Middle
Total Enrollment 462
Green Acres Elementary School
930 Sherman Street
ZIP: 80701
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
Lincoln High School
230 Walnut Street
ZIP: 80701
High
Total Enrollment 50
Pioneer Elementary School
415 South Spruce Street
ZIP: 80701
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Sherman Early Childhood Center
300 Sherman Street
ZIP: 80701
Primary
Total Enrollment 475

Fort Morgan Private Schools

Trinity Lutheran School
1215 W 7th Ave
ZIP: 80701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
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