Morton Grove, IL
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Morton Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 23,448 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Morton Grove is the 106th largest community in Illinois.

Morton Grove home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Morton Grove real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Morton Grove is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (14.61%), healthcare (13.47%), and sales jobs (11.12%).

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.

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.

Morton Grove is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.67% of adults in Morton Grove 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 Grove in 2010 was $32,676, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,704 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 Polish, Irish, Italian, and Greek.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Morton Grove's cultural character, accounting for 39.93% of the village’s population.

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