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Population (year 2000): 15,198. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,761 (+3.7% change)
Males: 7,312 (48.1%), Females: 7,886 (51.9%)

Tazewell County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.6 years
Median household income: $53,869 (year 2000)
Median house value: $131,000 (year 2000)

Morton, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Morton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (39.8%), Irish (13.4%), English (13.1%), United States (5.8%), Swedish (3.3%), Swiss (3.0%).

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Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles

Morton,

For population 25 years and over in Morton

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morton village

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

2.0% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,179 (+8.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Peoria, (12.6 miles pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (147.3 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (149.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (6.2 miles Tremont, Peoria, IL East (6.9 miles IL Washington, (7.0 miles IL (9.0 miles Mackinaw, Creek, IL (9.1 miles Deer Coeur, IL Creve (9.6 miles Heights, IL (9.7 miles Marquette Hills, IL (10.8 miles Germantown


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 56 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2001: 41 buildings, average cost: $256,500
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2003: 73 buildings, average cost: $233,600
  • 2004: 69 buildings, average cost: $232,300
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $260,000

Latitude: 40.61 N, Longitude: 89.46 W

Area code: 309


Morton, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.7%), Manufacturing (19.6%), Retail trade (11.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,534 (+16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,576 (35.2%)


 

Crime in Morton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 1 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 13.2 6.6 0.0 6.6 0.0 6.6
Robberies 2 0 0 2 0 2
    per 100,000 13.2 0.0 0.0 13.2 0.0 13.2
Assaults 8 11 5 15 5 7
    per 100,000 52.6 72.4 32.9 98.7 32.9 46.1
Burglaries 43 24 47 40 47 51
    per 100,000 282.9 157.9 309.3 263.2 309.3 335.6
Thefts 193 170 158 138 158 159
    per 100,000 1269.9 1118.6 1039.6 908.0 1039.6 1046.2
Auto thefts 9 3 11 1 11 5
    per 100,000 59.2 19.7 72.4 6.6 72.4 32.9
95.1 74.5 75.6 81.6 75.6 83.8


Average climate in Morton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Morton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2004, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Morton city center injured 3 people.

On 6/29/1976, a category 4 tornado 19.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Lance Dietz - College basketball player (Army Black Knights), Mitch Gilfillan - College basketball player (Lehigh Mountain Hawks).


Main business address for: MORTON INDUSTRIAL GROUP INC (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers near Morton:
  • SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; PEORIA, IL)
  • METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER OF ILLINOIS (about 11 miles; PEORIA, IL)
  • PEKIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; PEKIN, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Morton:
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 16 miles; PEORIA, IL; ID: PIA)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 41 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; ID: BMI)
  • CAPITAL (about 56 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; ID: SPI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Morton:
  • MOUNT HAWLEY AUXILIARY (about 16 miles; PEORIA, IL; ID: 3MY)
  • PEKIN MUNI (about 17 miles; PEKIN, IL; ID: C15)
  • RAINBOW (about 18 miles; PEORIA, IL; ID: 7B1)

Amtrak station near Morton:
  • 17 miles: PEORIA AIRPORT (6100 W. EVERETT M. DIRKSEN PKY.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morton:
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 6,404)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; NORMAL, IL; FT enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; OGLESBY, IL; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; FT enrollment: 3,756)
Public high school in Morton:
  • MORTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 934; Location: 350 N ILLINOIS AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Morton:
  • MORTON JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 225 E JACKSON ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 100 S NEBRASKA AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 220 E JEFFERSON ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GRUNDY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 303; Location: 1100 S FOURTH AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LETTIE BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 2550 N MORTON AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Morton:
  • BETHEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 325 E QUEENWOOD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Morton:
  • MORTON P.L.D. (Operating income: $559,468; Location: 315 W. PERSHING; 67,895 books; 3,968 audio materials; 3,155 video materials; 192 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Morton: Morton Township Hall (A), Morton Public Library (B), Morton City Hall (C).

Churches in Morton include: Advent Lutheran Church (A), All Saints Episcopal Church (B), Apostolic Christian Church (C), Berean Baptist Church (D), Bethel Lutheran Church (E), Blessed Sacrament Church (F), First Mennonite Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Apostolic Christian Cemetery (1), Hirstein Cemetery (2), Old Apostolic Cemetery (3).

Reservoir: Ossami Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bull Run (A).

Parks in Morton include: Northwood Park (1), Oakwood Park (2), Bunnell Park (3), Idlewood Park (4), Birchwood Park (5), Southwood Park (6), Westwood Park (7).

Post office: (A).  


Morton compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Morton:
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WPEO (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PEORIA, IL)
  • WOAM (1350 AM; 1 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: KELLY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morton:
  • WGLO (95.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WPBG (93.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXMP (105.7 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBNH (88.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WCBU (89.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY)
  • WDQX (102.3 FM; MORTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WXCL (104.9 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WCIC (91.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WSWT (106.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIXO (99.9 FM; BARTONVILLE, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • W278AE (103.5 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRVP (98.5 FM; EUREKA, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WPMJ (94.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, IL; Owner: KELLY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPPY (101.1 FM; GLASFORD, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WZPW (92.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: B&G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFYR (97.3 FM; ELMWOOD, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Morton:
  • WEEK-TV (Channel 25; PEORIA, IL; Owner: WEEK-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMBD-TV (Channel 31; PEORIA, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, L.L.C.)
  • WTVP (Channel 47; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS VALLEY PUB TELECOMM CORP)
  • WHOI (Channel 19; PEORIA, IL; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF PEORIA, LLC)
  • WAOE (Channel 59; PEORIA, IL; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • W41BO (Channel 41; PEORIA, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W67CW (Channel 67; PEORIA, IL; Owner: M.C. PRODUCTIONS)

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