Morton, Washington

Morton: City in Lewis County, Washington, United States


Morton is a city located in the county of Lewis in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,126 and a population density of 523 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,217 inhabitants.

Morton is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,036 at the 2020 census. 

Morton is located just south of Centralia and north of Woodland. It is surrounded by the Naneum Wildlife Area, which is a part of the Quinault Indian Reservation.

The city was named after Charles B. Morton, who arrived in the area in 1874 and later became an early settler and postmaster. The town developed around an iron smelter operated by the Burlington Northern Railroad Company from 1882 until 1955.

The first store opened in Morton in 1884, followed by a hotel and saloon two years later. The first school began operation in 1888 with an enrollment of 12 students; it was replaced by a larger schoolhouse in 1902. By 1910, the city had grown to include a bank and several churches as well as businesses such as a blacksmith shop and livery stable.

Morton locator map
Location of Morton on Washington map.

Quick Facts about Morton

Population : 1,217 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : Lewis County
Postal code : 98356
Phone Area Codes : 360
Area : 2.15 km2
Altitude : 948 feet / 289 meters
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−08:00, UTC−07:00
Local time : 02:45:56 (4th October 2023)
Density : 565 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.48% (2010-2020)
Weather : 48℉ Chance Light Rain 7-days weather
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Morton is located at 46°33'30"N 122°16'30"W (46.5584400, -122.2751000).

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Morton forecast: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. more


The population of Morton increased by 7.48% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,126 - census
2011 1,126 0% estimation process
2012 1,122 -0.36% estimation process
2013 1,115 -0.63% estimation process
2014 1,115 0% estimation process
2015 1,123 0.71% estimation process
2016 1,140 1.49% estimation process
2017 1,164 2.06% estimation process
2018 1,182 1.52% estimation process
2019 1,199 1.42% estimation process
2020 1,217 1.48% estimation process

Morton zip code is 98356. County name: Lewis, County fips: 53041

People born in Morton (3)

People born in Morton, including religious minister, artist, and alcohol prohibitionist Gene Amondson, singer-songwriter Brandy Clark, politician Bill Bryant, .


Stations (12)

Amtrak & bus stations near Morton, WA

Code Name Address Type
CTL Centralia station 210 Railroad Avenue RAIL
OLW Centennial Station 6600 Yelm Highway S.E. RAIL
KEL Kelso Multimodal Transportation Center 501 South First Street RAIL
TAC Tacoma Dome Station 1001 Puyallup Avenue RAIL
TUK Tukwila station 7301 South 158th St. RAIL

Post offices near Morton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Morton Post Office Morton (WA) 98356

Other places with the same name (6)

Other cities in Lewis County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lewis County , WA.

City Name Population Title
Centralia 17,995 City in Washington State
Chehalis 7,825 City in and county seat of Lewis County, Washington, United States
Napavine 2,042 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Fords Prairie 1,959 Census designated place
Winlock 1,490 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Mossyrock 838 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Toledo 785 City in Washington, United States
Pe Ell 683 Town of the United States
Vader 677 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Morton distances to largest Washington cities