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Morton Grove, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Morton Grove had a population of 23,025 as of July 1, 2020. Morton Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morton Grove is located at latitude 42.0406 and longitude -87.7826 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Morton Grove encompass a land area of 5.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The Village of Morton Grove (GNIS ID: 2399403) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Morton Grove is located within Township of Niles, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Morton Grove: Mortongrove.


Morton Grove, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 23,025 (100%)
Population in Households 22,889 (99.4%)
Population in Families 20,105 (87.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 136 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 4,525
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $86,125
Average Household Income $106,098
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $39,752
Wealth Index5 149


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,738 (85.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 887 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $320,566
Average Home Value $350,779
Housing Affordability Index3 124


Total Households 8,624
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 6,315
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.1% -0.25%
Households -0.01% -0.23%
Families -0.13% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.19%


Morton Grove, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morton Grove to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 106 92nd
Population Density # 54 96th
Median Household Income # 163 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 149 11th
Per Capita Income # 194 86th
Diversity Index # 132 90th

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