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Morton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Morton had a population of 16,885 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Morton is located at latitude 40.6137 and longitude -89.4668 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Morton (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 718 feet.

The Village of Morton (GNIS ID: 2399402) 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 is located within Township of Morton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tazewell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Morton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,885
Daytime Population: Workers 10,408
Daytime Population: Residents 8,743
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,151
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 16,567
Population in Familes 13,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density2 1,303
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $76,066
Average Household Income $96,892
Per Capita Income $39,681


Total Housing Units 7,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,214 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,629 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 518 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $181,112
Average Home Value $224,717


Total Households 6,843
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 4,700
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.38%
Households 0.45% 0.34%
Families 0.58% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Morton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 152 89th
Population Density # 572 58th
Diversity Index # 664 52nd
Median Household Income # 211 85th
Per Capita Income # 127 91st

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