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.

Morton real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Morton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 (13.72%), sales jobs (10.37%), and healthcare (10.02%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Morton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Morton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Morton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Morton, 43.56% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Morton in 2010 was $35,564, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,256 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.