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 22,796 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Morton Grove is the 106th 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.

Unlike some villages, Morton Grove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Morton Grove are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Morton Grove is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morton Grove who work in healthcare (12.20%), office and administrative support (10.88%), and business and financial occupations (8.07%).

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.

Because of many things, Morton Grove 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 Grove really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Morton Grove 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.

One downside of living in Morton Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.78 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Morton Grove is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Morton Grove, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Morton Grove are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.49% 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 $38,381, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,524 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, Italian, and Greek.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Morton Grove's cultural character, accounting for 39.02% of the village’s population.

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