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Morton is a township in Tazewell County, in the Peoria metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Morton. For links to other places called Morton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Morton is 40.614N. The longitude is -89.44W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,335.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Morton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tazewell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61733 ZIP code.
38% of Morton residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $26,490, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% 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 $474. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,140.
Tazewell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morton political report.
The average commute time for Morton workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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