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"Pumpkin Capital of the World"
Morton is a village 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 40.612N. The longitude is -89.459W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,365.
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, Peoria-Pekin area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61535 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 $26,531, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Morton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Morton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,146.
Libraries in Morton include Morton Public Library ... View libraries
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.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Morton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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