Morton, IL
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Morton is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,306 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Morton is the 154th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Morton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Morton is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morton who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), sales jobs (10.70%), and healthcare (9.22%).

Also of interest is that Morton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Morton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Morton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Morton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Morton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Morton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.56% of adults in Morton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Morton in 2010 was $34,632, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,528 for a family of four. However, Morton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Morton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Morton include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Morton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.