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Morton is a borough in Delaware County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for John Morton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; another says it was named for Sketchley Morton, a wealthy land owner
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Morton. For links to other places called Morton, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Morton is 39.909N. The longitude is -75.323W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 135 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,688.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Morton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Delaware County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19070 ZIP code.
14% of Morton residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morton was $25,408, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Morton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Morton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $535. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,114.
Delaware County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morton political report.
The average commute time for Morton workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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