Morton Grove, IL
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Living in Morton Grove

Morton Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,712 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Morton Grove is the 89th largest community in Illinois.

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

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

A relatively large number of people in Morton Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.42% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Morton Grove is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Morton Grove 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 Grove has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Morton Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Morton Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Morton Grove, the average commute to work is 31.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Morton Grove use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Morton Grove‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Morton Grove are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.97% of adults in Morton Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Morton Grove in 2018 was $41,004, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,016 for a family of four. However, Morton Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Morton Grove is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Morton Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morton Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Morton Grove include German, Polish, Irish, Greek, and Romanian.

Morton Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.59%.

The most common language spoken in Morton Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Tagalog.