Morse, Texas

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Morse, Texas
Location of Morse, Texas
Location of Morse, Texas
Hansford County Morse.svg
Coordinates: 36°3′38″N 101°28′35″W / 36.06056°N 101.47639°W / 36.06056; -101.47639Coordinates: 36°3′38″N 101°28′35″W / 36.06056°N 101.47639°W / 36.06056; -101.47639
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
3,205 ft (977 m)
 • Total147
 • Density267/sq mi (102.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-49440[1]
GNIS feature ID1363179[2]

Morse is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Hansford County, Texas, United States. The population was 147 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 172 at the 2000 census.


Morse is located in southwestern Hansford County at 36°3′38″N 101°28′35″W / 36.06056°N 101.47639°W / 36.06056; -101.47639 (36.060645, -101.476470).[4] Its southern border is the Hutchinson County line. The community is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) west of Texas State Highway 136, which leads 15 miles (24 km) north to Gruver and 17 miles (27 km) south to Stinnett. Spearman, the Hansford county seat, is 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Morse.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Morse CDP has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 125 people, 61 households, and 45 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 315.6 people per square mile (120.7/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 115.6/sq mi (44.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.42% White, 0.58% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.09% of the population.

There were 61 households out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,143, and the median income for a family was $40,750. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,104. There were 8.7% of families and 9.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 10.4% of under eighteens and 13.3% of those over 64.


Morse is served by the Pringle-Morse Consolidated Independent School District.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Morse has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Morse CDP, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Morse, Texas