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Morton, Illinois - Basic Facts

Morton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Morton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tazewell County at latitude 40.6128 and longitude -89.4593. Tazewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 718 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Morton (see map) encompass a land area of 12.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Morton: Pumpkin Capital of the World.

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Morton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 16,571
Population in Households 16,253
Population in Familes 13,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density1 1,279
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 6,765
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 4,652
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,179 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,586 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 406 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $198,908
Average Home Value $234,590


Median Household Income $67,387
Average Household Income $85,172
Per Capita Income $34,761
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.44% 0.42%
Households 0.5% 0.43%
Families 0.75% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Morton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morton to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 155 89th
Population Density1 # 596 56th
Diversity Index2 # 661 52nd
Median Household Income # 269 80th
Per Capita Income # 165 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.