Morton, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 15,198. Estimated population in 2021: 15,761 (+3.7% change)
Males: 7,312 (48.1%), Females: 7,886 (51.9%)

Tazewell County

Zip code: 61550

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

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%).

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Morton:

  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 16 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 41 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • CAPITAL (about 56 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: SPI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Morton:

  • MOUNT HAWLEY AUXILIARY (about 16 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: 3MY)
  • PEKIN MUNI (about 17 miles; PEKIN, IL; Abbreviation: C15)
  • RAINBOW (about 18 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: 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 and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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