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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.


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Median household income
Local
$53,869
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Morton demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Pumpkin Festival - Sept. 12-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Morton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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34% of Morton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Morton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,146.


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Libraries in Morton include Morton Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Tazewell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morton political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Morton include Best Western Ashland House, Comfort Inn Morton, Morton Days Inn, Quality Inn Morton.

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